HAVE A FLAG: A member of the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department distributed flags to some of the thousands who lined the streets of downtown Parksville for the Canada Day parade on Tuesday morning. For more photos from Canada Day festivities

HAVE A FLAG: A member of the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department distributed flags to some of the thousands who lined the streets of downtown Parksville for the Canada Day parade on Tuesday morning. For more photos from Canada Day festivities

Flag from a firefighter on Canada Day in Parksville

Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Parksville for the Canada Day parade on Tuesday morning

HAVE A FLAG: A member of the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department distributed flags to some of the thousands who lined the streets of downtown Parksville for the Canada Day parade on Tuesday morning. For more photos from Canada Day festivities, see inside Thursday’s edition of The NEWS and visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PQBNews.