A fun day full of great entertainment

Courtenay’s Grande Parade is on Monday, July 1 this year.

JULY 1 PARADE marshall Edwin Grieve is seen here being driven by David Whitworth.

Courtenay’s Grande Parade is on Monday, July 1 this year.

The route down Fifth Street to the two parks, Lewis and Simms, will be filled with hundreds of people. It will be the beginning of a very fun day full of great entertainment and fun for all the family.

This announcement is your wakeup call to get your parade applications in and your entry ready to be part of the great Canada Day event.

Applications are available at Courtenay City Hall and on the new July 1 committee website at www.comoxvalleycanadaday.ca. Being in the parade is a wonderful opportunity for your organization or businesses to let the people in the Comox Valley know who you are.

The Canada Day Parade is about two hours long and follows about a one-mile route straight down Fifth. To be part of the parade is free and the chance to win best float, car, or comic person awards and win a bit of money awarded is an incentive, too.

The parade application form is for clowns, marchers, bands, floats, bikes, and cars or whatever you wish to be as part of the parade. Entry is free.

The assembly of all entries is organized by parade marshall Edwin Grieve and his team who will contact all entries with their suggestion of where to park, to gather, on one of the side roads at the top of the route.

More than $1,500 in prizes is being offered and it should easy to utilize the theme of “As Canadian as” for a chance at some prize money.

Before the parade begins, the foot race down the one-mile route will happen at 10:15 a.m. Registration will take place from 9:15 at Fifth and Woods Avenue.

Please be safety conscious and stay off the street for the runners to compete during this time. Road closures will be in effect, so care to plan alternate routes is advised.

For information and applications go to www.comoxvalleycanadaday.ca.

— July 1 committee

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