Calls for Canada Day Parade submissions

Spots are still available for the annual Canada Day parade in Alberni. Groups, businesses and even family entries are welcome.

Spots are still available for the annual Canada Day parade. Groups, businesses and even family entries are welcome.

To receive an entry form and information package, please call 250-724-7293 or e-mail  CanadaDayParade@gmail.com.

This year’s theme is Celebrate Our History, in keeping with the city’s centennial.

We’re also celebrating our own histories — as clubs, businesses, families and individuals.   How long has your club, society or business been growing in our community?  What special historic markers are you celebrating this year?

Shaw Cable provides video coverage of the parade from Echo Center each year as a service to those unable to attend the parade.

The 2012 parade route will again extend along 10th Avenue all the way from Burde to Hollywood streets, for those who want to watch the parade closer to Glenwood.

All parade entries are reminded that they must complete the entire route, all the way to Hollywood.

By mid-May, aim to have your entry committee or coordinator in place, prepare the first draft of your entry, and get your members to review the concept and suggest changes.

Before the end of May, your committee should present the final concept to members. Send in your completed entry form before the June 10 deadline.

We’ll confirm your entry within seven days or less.  Once your entry is confirmed, you’ll have June to put your float together and time to enjoy the preparation.

Any group interested in operating a food booth should contact Laida (724-0608) or Mary Lee (724-2047) as soon as possible.  Space is limited, and the deadline is May 31.