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#121 todd

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:35 PM

 

 

And yes, the 10 worst/lame entries should not get invited back.  The Victoria Shamrocks/Slegg truck was one of the worst today.  They really phoned it in.  A huge flatbed truck just festooned with maybe 30 ballons. 

 

I would like to see a giant lacrosse stick next year.

 

 

Need to start envisioning streets that can accommodate large parade balloons don't think you can say you have a genuine parade till you have that.



#122 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:37 PM

Also, we had two - count em', two - helicopters fly over.  But they both went the same way, one sort of over the other.  It'd be better if they came in lower and went right at one another like a game of chicken over Yates and Douglas.

 

Chicken Over Yates would be a great name for a band.


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 09:06 PM

Scary enough just watching for falling bolts from the Sea King.



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 09:23 PM

Huh, I didn't even see the choppers.

 

Definitely some lame entries. Also, still plenty of ways to tighten this up and shave another 20 minutes, get it to 2 hours max. One idea - ban Bruce Dean, he slows everyone down for pictures.

 

That last marching band though, wow.


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#125 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:38 PM

Also, we had two - count em', two - helicopters fly over.  But they both went the same way, one sort of over the other.  It'd be better if they came in lower and went right at one another like a game of chicken over Yates and Douglas.

 

Chicken Over Yates would be a great name for a band.

 

This year we will have a helicopter and two CF-18's.

 

This year’s parade starts with 443 Squadron Sea King Helicopter flown by Captain Daniel Schade and Capt. Nick Villa, with Cpl. Andrew Ginting, the Airborne Sensor Operator (AESOP) in the back seat at 8:55 AM.

 

But you’ll need your earplugs for the F18 Hornets that fly by next! Major Phil Meikle is the lead pilot with Capt Brian Kilroy as his wingman.

 

 

 

 

 

http://victoriabuzz....medium=facebook

 

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#126 todd

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:17 PM

I assume Vibrant Victoria will have a float.
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#127 LJ

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:28 PM

Let's hope the Sea King can remain airborne for the entire flypast.


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#128 todd

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:41 PM

Going to need to skim the bolts out of the milk float.

#129 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:19 AM

 
Victoria Day Parade pays tribute to Humboldt; watch on Victoria Buzz, CHEK
 
The Island Farms Victoria Day Parade, one of Canada’s oldest, marks its 120th year Monday.
 
As always, the parade starts at 9 a.m. at Mayfair Shopping Centre and heads down Douglas Street to Humboldt Street, where it disperses. Running time is estimated at three hours.

 

 
 
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#130 lanforod

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:38 AM

Skipping this year. Was way too long last year.



#131 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:44 AM

Skipping this year. Was way too long last year.

 

I laugh a bit at that... you know you do not have to see it all, right?  It's not like a sporting event, where you stay to see who wins.

 

The parade will be a little more compact this year than last, with 95 entries, said spokeswoman Kelly Kurta, during a break from the constant flow of emails and that comes with organizing the event. “We cut it a bit this year,” she said. “There’s 95 plus the military, so you’ve still got over 100.”

 

 

But heck, even the sporting event thing.  I had Salmon Kings season tickets for 3 or 4 years. I rarely bothered going for the first period, the last 2 were fine.


Edited by VicHockeyFan, 17 May 2018 - 07:44 AM.

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#132 lanforod

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:45 AM

Yes, true, but you DO have to be there at the start if you want a decent seat with your kids. 



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:37 AM

 

How about as a tribute to Humbolt, the :"fundraisers" actually pay the families their share of the $15M that was raised!


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#134 todd

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:45 AM

 

 

Victoria Day Parade pays tribute to Humboldt; watch on Victoria Buzz, CHEK

 
The Island Farms Victoria Day Parade, one of Canada’s oldest, marks its 120th year Monday.
 
As always, the parade starts at 9 a.m. at Mayfair Shopping Centre and heads down Douglas Street to Humboldt Street, where it disperses. Running time is estimated at three hours.

 

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what about Toronto?



#135 todd

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:49 AM

Yes, true, but you DO have to be there at the start if you want a decent seat with your kids. 

 

Just squeeze/sideling "sorry"



#136 todd

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:38 AM

Doesn't it always end on Humboldt? http://www.victoria....day-parade.html Why not go to Toronto St.?


Edited by todd, 17 May 2018 - 11:43 AM.


 



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