The Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North entry is always a crowd favourite. File photo

Still time to register an entry into Downtown Courtenay’s Christmas Parade

  • Nov. 4, 2018 6:00 a.m.

Downtown Courtenay is proud to host the Comox Valley Christmas Parade this December, celebrating a Dr. Seuss Christmas.

On Sunday, Dec. 2, Downtown Courtenay, in partnership with their community sponsors, presents its annual Comox Valley Christmas Parade on 5th Street from Harmston to Cliffe Avenue, starting at 2 p.m.

With many floats already signed up, the event committee is welcoming additional registrants to join the spirit and showcase their group to thousands of spectators.

“Downtown Courtenay loves hosting this event, as it brings the whole community together at a time of year that we can all reflect on the nostalgia of being Downtown Courtenay during a special time of year,” said Jenny Deters, president of the Downtown Courtenay BIA.

Businesses and organizations that partake in the parade have an opportunity to receive one of the fantastic category prizes. The judges are comprised of the Comox Valley’s three mayors and parade sponsors, and will determine the winners for the following categories:

• Best Overall – $500 cash from Mackenzie Gartside and Associates –Select Mortgages

• Best Commercial Entry – $500 Advertising Certificate – The Comox Valley Record

• Best Non-Profit – $500 cash from Brian McLean Chevrolet

• Best Entertaining – $500 Thrifty Foods gift certificates

• Best Children/Youth – $500 gift certificates from downtown Courtenay businesses

• Mayors’ Choice – $500 gift certificates from downtown Courtenay Businesses

• Best New Entry – $500 gift certificates downtown Courtenay businesses

After the parade, Santa will be visiting with children at the Scotiabank plaza on the corner of England Avenue and Fifth Street between 3-4 p.m.

The event committee is encouraging spectators to bring an item for the Comox Valley Food Bank, which can be dropped off at the plaza, or at the large community Christmas tree at England and Fifth.

Downtown Courtenay thanks the parade’s major sponsors: The Eagle 97.3, The Comox Valley Record, Brian McLean Chevrolet Buick GMC, Thrifty Foods, and Mackenzie Gartside and Associates for contributing to this event and making it a success.

Watch for many other events and activities that happen in downtown Courtenay during the weekend, including the Moonlight and Magic Festival, and the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 23.

For additional details, visit the Downtown Courtenay website at or call 250-650-2015.

Just Posted

27th Annual Courtenay and District Fish & Game Outdoor Show coming in June

June is just around the corner and so is the 27th Annual… Continue reading

Vacancies on Courtenay Board of Variance

The City of Courtenay is seeking new members for an important volunteer… Continue reading

No injuries in early morning Comox car fire

Comox firefighters responded to an early morning vehicle fire Monday near the… Continue reading

New version of outdoor art show set to take place in Comox in August

Despite the announcement earlier this year of the cancellation of the Originals… Continue reading

Tales from MusicFest: ‘House bands’ from the golden age of rock and R&B

Robert Moyes Special to The Record Doug Cox, artistic director and executive… Continue reading

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alta.

Chuckegg Creek fire has been burning for several day, but grew substantially Sunday

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to B.C.

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone charity weekend in Kelowna

Take-home drug testing kits latest pilot to help curb B.C.’s overdose crisis

Researchers look to see if fentanyl testing could be a useful tool for those who use drugs alone

Facebook takes down anti-vaxxer page that used image of late Canadian girl

Facebook said that the social media company has disabled the anti-vaccination page

Search crews rescue kids, 6 and 7, stranded overnight on Coquitlam mountain

Father and two youngsters fall down a steep, treacherous cliff while hiking Burke Mountain

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Most Read