A special treat for us was getting to meet and spend time with Daniel and Alan of "Would Be Canadians" blog. We saw the final night and finale of the HSBC Celebration of Light fireworks on Saturday evening together. On Sunday we watched the parade, walked around the West End and had lunch. Great to get to know these guys and share information on the immigration process . . . . .
Some other shots follow . . . . . .
Stilt-walkers including one with a hoop skirt . . . .
How do they do that??
National NDP Leader Jack Layton made an appearance . . . . . Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in the metro Vancouver area the same day but was not in attendance . . . . What a surprise, eh?
Liberal MP Hedy Frye was also marching . . . .
Oh, there's Stephen!! He's on the puppet strings that "w" is holding . . . . How appropriate!!
Guess we'd better keep an eye on this to avoid any future problems, huh???
(Sign reads: "Queer Eye on the Stupid Guy"
with a picture of "w" ((which stands for "wrong")) )
The local guys and their SuperSoaker water guns valiantly attempted to hold off the Vancouver Fire Department's pumper truck . . . . Alas, the professionals appeared to win this contest . . . . . . . .