Well, that was a fun Friday night in Campbell River!
Kudos to the organizers of the Big Truck Parade and the Starlight Shopping. They managed to create a big-event atmosphere and drew people to the downtown core even though there was a threat of rain and cool temperatures. It just goes to show you that if you put on a good party, people will brave the bad weather.
Of course, it only sprinkled a bit during the actual Big Truck Parade so that’s easily shrugged off by hearty Campbell Riverites.
Time and again, though, residents of the city and, indeed, the surrounding areas, prove that they’re willing to come out and support events and activities. There’s no doubt that Campbell River loves a parade. From the Big Truck Parade to the Canada Day Parade, residents show they’re just looking for an excuse to get out and spend a few hours in the company of their fellow citizens. Throw in the Thursday evening concerts at Spirit Square during the summer and it proves that residents like to get out and rub shoulders with their friends and neighbours. And most of the participants are families. These events show that the community is always looking for things to do out and about the town.
Thankfully, there are many who are willing to take on the organizer roles and others willing to take on what you might call the “chair stacking” roles (i.e., the grunt work). It’s volunteerism that makes these events a big success.
So, congratulations again on a great Friday night to all the organizers and participants in the Big Truck Parade/Starlight Shopping.