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Elks May Day Parade Returns to PG

Saturday, May 9, 2015 @ 4:04 AM
Elks Lodge 122 will kick off the return of the May Day parade.  250News file photo

Elks Lodge 122 will kick off the return of the May Day parade. 250News file photo

Prince George, B.C. – Following a one-year hiatus, the Elks Lodge 122 May Day Parade is back and ready to provide an entertaining display for this the 100th anniversary of the city of Prince George.

Unfortunately, the parade was cancelled in 2014 due to a declining level of interest.  However organizers say that interest is back, business and volunteer participation has increased and the 86th annual parade will take to the streets of the downtown core this morning.

The honorary Parade Marshall this year is Mayor Lyn Hall.  The floats and musicians, First Nations participants, Pipe Band and drill teams, military marching units, automobile and motorcycle entrants, mounted formations, business-oriented displays and many others will join members of Elks Lodge 122 and the Royal Purple in the May Day Parade.

It runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and starts at the plaza outside the Civic Centre.  The parade begins at 7th and Dominion, travelling up Seventh Avenue and then through the Canada Games Plaza.  From there it heads up 9th Avenue to Victoria where it makes a right turn, over to Third Avenue, down to George Street and concluding beside City Hall in front of the old Delorme location.


Nice to see the parade back. Hopefully they can build on it from here on in.

Kudo’s to the Elk’s and those who participate in this parade.

Can’t they post a map of the route?

City Hall to 7th to 9th to Victoria, turn right on Victoria, to 3rd Ave., right on 3rd to George St. right on George St., to City Hall.

Pretty basic route, and has been used for years. Not sure why anyone would need a map, unless they have never been downtown.

I reside out of the city and don’t subscribe to the Citizen thus I often miss events for lack of notice. Could Opinion 250 possibly add an event section to its Life tab? With the expiration of the Free Press the only media left is radio,Internet and word of mouth.

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