Comox Valley Christmas Parade returns to downtown Courtenay

The Comox Valley Christmas Parade returned to downtown Courtenay, Sunday afternoon, after a one-year absence. Scott Stanfield photosThe Comox Valley Christmas Parade returned to downtown Courtenay, Sunday afternoon, after a one-year absence. Scott Stanfield photos
The 2021 Comox Valley Christmas Parade featured a number of dancers.The 2021 Comox Valley Christmas Parade featured a number of dancers.
Parade participants included the 386 Komox Air Cadet SquadronParade participants included the 386 Komox Air Cadet Squadron
Riders from the Coal Hills BMX Track took part Sunday.Riders from the Coal Hills BMX Track took part Sunday.
Members of Vireo School of Performing Arts.Members of Vireo School of Performing Arts.
Members of the J Puddleduck Preschool/Daycare Society.Members of the J Puddleduck Preschool/Daycare Society.
Santa and Mrs. Claus spent some time after the Downtown Courtenay Christmas Parade reading letters written by local children and submitted to Downtown Courtenay merchants. The Record was on hand to cover the event. The parade and the Letters To Santa can be watched on the Comox Valley Record Newsroom Facebook Page. Photo by Scott Stanfield

The Comox Valley Christmas Parade returned to downtown Courtenay, Sunday afternoon, after a one-year absence.

The Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association began planning the event earlier in the fall upon approval from health authorities.

The theme of this year’s parade was Silver Bells.

Parade participants included Ignisia Circus, the 386 Komox Air Cadet Squadron, ElderDawg Comox Valley Pawd, the J Puddleduck Preschool/Daycare Society, Vireo School of Performing Arts, St. John Ambulance Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, North Island College, the CV Head Injury Society, Laurie Tinkler School of Dance, the Glacier Kings, Courtenay Little Theatre, The Caring Clowns of the Comox Valley, the Indigenous Women’s Sharing Society, Triple Heat Dance, The Flowerman, the Venetian Harper, local mayors, the RCMP and the Courtenay Fire Department.

There were $500 prizes to be won in various categories.

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