May Day Parade Returns
Prince George, B.C. – After a one-year hiatus, the May Day parade will return to Prince George May 27.
And once again, it’s being organized by the Prince George Elks Lodge 122.
“This will be number eighty-seven and we’re really looking forward to having a lot of people join in the parade and watch the parade,” says president Nancie Krushelnicki.
“So, we’re inviting anyone who wants to put a float in, or a group of people who want to join, people on horses, all kinds of interesting groups to come in and hopefully the citizens of Prince George will enjoy it.”
She’s also hoping to attract some more volunteers.
“To help along the parade route because we’ll be giving out candy and we don’t want to just throw it out and have kids potentially run into the street,” says Krushelnicki. “We also need somebody to help get everybody in line and someone to help end the parade to steer people off in the right direction.”
(People interested in helping can call Nancie at 250-964-332 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org).
She says last year’s parade was cancelled due to lack of interest but says the Elks wanted to bring it back to coincide with Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations this year.
“And we certainly want to celebrate that and to just bring a bit of fun and spirit into downtown Prince George.”
She says the parade will start at 11 a.m. at the corner of Seventh and Dominion. It will then travel down Seventh to Victoria, swing right and go down Victoria to Third and down Third to George and back to City Hall.