Qualicum Beach legion looking for parade participants

Application must be completed by June 1

After a successful 2017 Canada Day celebration in Qualicum Beach, the legion is looking for participants for this year’s festivities.

Qualicum Beach Legion Branch 76, the parade organizer for Canada Day 2018, is looking for parade participants. The parade could consist of floats, first responder vehicles, antique cars and trucks, high school bands, horses and horses with carriages, local service clubs, church groups, decorated bicycles, etc.

The Qualicum Beach Pipe Band will lead the way.

Parade participants will be judged in four categories with cash prizes awarded before the parade begins.

Best overall entry for the most original in design and attractiveness — $250; Theme entry for best exemplifying Canada’s birthday — $100; Spirit entry for displaying the most enthusiasm during the judging — $50; Best children’s entry under 12 years old — $50.

The parade will travel from the Qualicum Beach Civic Center parking lot, left onto Jones Street, right onto Second Avenue, left onto Memorial Avenue and right onto Veterans Way.

To enter the parade, and ensure proper conduct and safety, an application form must be completed for each float or entrant and returned to the legion, 180 Veterans Way, by June 1. The application form is available at http://legion76.ca/.

If anyone has any questions with regard to parade participation, contact: Jack MacLean at 250-752-0986 or Ben Villeneuve at 250-594-3205, or email info@legion76.ca.

— Submitted by the Qualicum Beach legion

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