Parksville’s ‘Support Local’ parade celebrates businesses

Gemma Wiebe shows her sign during the Support Local parade in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)
Youngsters in colourful outfits have fun at the Support Local parade in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)
The Support Local parade in Parksville drew a variety of vehicles. (Michael Briones photo)
Trikes display some pedal power at the Support Local parade in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)
A cheesy display at the Support Local parade in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)

Over 30 cars decked out with signs, balloons and flags came out to take part in the ‘Support Local’ parade in Parksville on Thursday night (May 28).

The event, celebrating the re-opening of area businesses, was organized by the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce.

READ MORE: City of Parksville to open offices on June 1

The parade, featuring a variety of modes of transportation, started at the former Parksville Elementary School parking lot and motored around the city.

Chamber executive director Kim Burden said it was their way of expressing appreciation and support to local businesses and also to the region’s first responders.

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