Victoria Day Parade 2016

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Another highlight reel of the Victoria Day Parade, 2016 edition.

My first revelation was that police motorcycles have drink holders on their left sides. Brilliant.

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A helicopter traversed the parade route ahead of those on the ground and, as an added bonus, faces in places!

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My alma mater, Reynolds Secondary School. Something I hadn’t noticed before in their perfectly-precisioned march is the contrast of their dirty shoe bottoms with their crisp, white pants. LOOK AT THAT SYNCHRONIZATION!

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Kit Kat, of course, had to root for her future marching band at Spectrum.

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Always a highlight of the parade is the fleet of miniature RC vehicles BC Shavers drives through the route.

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Patterns.

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Possibly the comedic highlight of the parade for me: when parade marshals placed the Victoria Motorcycle Club directly behind the Maple Leaf School of Ballet.

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Perseverance.

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Quick! To the Bat-Scooter!

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Love this uniform detail.

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Kit Kat said she wanted candy. I encouraged her to hold her hand out and smile when it came by. She ended up with quite a bit. But, when I saw a clown walk by sporadically handing out red noses, I prompted her to ask for one with her smile. Mission accomplished: clown kid.

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