A day about canada

Resident feels Canada day parade was more like an infomercial

I don’t feel completely comfortable bring ing this issue up, but it has been nagging at me, so here goes.

What should a parade be about?

It may just be my rose-coloured glasses, but when I was a kid, organizations and businesses built floats in celebration of the parades purpose, let’s say Canada Day for instance. The floats celebrated, well, Canada and that’s it.

On Monday it felt like a one-and-a-half hour infomercial on every business possible. Maybe we should rename it The Canada Day Business Advertising Parade. To me, all it felt like was: buy my product, come to my store, join my group or church.

Maybe I’m being overly negative, but I miss the Canada part.

Dallas Collis

 

Parksville