Canada Day 2014

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Canada Day! Each little community along our Coast has a different occasion they celebrate throughout the summer. Sechelt’s is Canada Day. It’s the social event of the year around here.

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Here’s a few from the parade:

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Clearing the way for the excitement.

Clearing the way for the excitement.

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The yearly fly-over.

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Crazy search-and-rescue vehicle.

Crazy search-and-rescue vehicle.

These guys gave out free fertilizer.

These guys gave out free fertilizer.

Even local transit got in on the parade this year!

Even local transit got in on the parade this year!

The dog behind us started growling when he saw this float.

The dog behind us started growling when he saw this float.

I often think of how fortunate I am to be a Canadian. Through a fluke of birth (even though I wasn’t born in this country) I have had a plethora of opportunities – from clean drinking water every day to post-secondary education.Canada is a large and diverse nation and I’ve only lived in one small corner and visited a few others but I’m constantly thankful for where I live.

After the parade, we bumped into some friends and we wandered through the vendors and displays and petting zoo at the park. A mid-afternoon BBQ at a friends’ and then the day was topped of with a delicious crab feast at my in-laws’.

Happy Canada Day!

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