Cars decorated with messages supporting local business and frontline workers. (Chamber of Commerce/Facebook)

‘Support Local Parade’ to take Parksville’s streets on May 28

Physically distant parade to celebrate re-opening of businesses

Parksville is celebrating businesses reopening with a ‘Support Local Parade,’ which will weave through downtown next week.

The parade, put on by the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce, will be on May 28 at 7 p.m., starting at the Parksville Community Centre at 132 Jensen Ave. They ask that you remain socially distant.

READ MORE: COVID-19: Parksville Qualicum Beach health care workers honoured with parade

“Meet us at the PCC with your tricked out vehicle – if you have a business vehicle with logos galore, for sure bring it along. Support Local signs, balloons, flags. GET CREATIVE,” read their newsletter.The theme is ‘SUPPORT LOCAL’ – and be prepared to make some noise! Could be horns, bells, pots & spoons, noise makers….you get the idea. But remember your driving and it will be ideal to have a buddy with you who can make the noise!”

They ask you to rsvp at events@parksvillechamber.com if you want to join the parade in your vehicle. You can view the route map here.

— NEWS staff, submitted

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