At the crack of dawn this past Saturday the Westhills Team was up getting ready for the dozens of parade participants and floats to line the streets of Langford in preparation for the 10th Annual Westhills Langford Days Parade. The barricades were set up, the intersection lights turned off. The Westhills Team suited up in their bright YELLOW t-shirts, ready to direct the parade to the scores of people waiting to watch and cheer as it passed them by.
At the stroke of 10AM the police sirens could be heard ringing out as the parade started, led by none other than the West Shore RCMP. Next up was the Royal Canadian Legion, then the Shriners, complete with clown train, followed by All Fun Recreation, Westshore Towing and so many others.
Slowly but surely the parade twisted and turned down the streets of Langford, leaving no spectator on the side lines disappointed. Live music came blasting from the Westhills train station as Karly Summers played her guitar and sang live for the crowds. This was in anticipation of the Westhills BC Days Celebration, where you’ll be able to catch her musical stylings, as well as other local artists like Kuba Oms.
Thousands of people lined the streets after some visited the Westhills Arena to be treated to a pancake breakfast put on by the West Shore RCMP. With bellies full, there was nothing left to do but set up their chairs and await the almost 50 organizations of the parade to walk, dance, run, bike or drive by.
Now having ten parades under it’s belt, Langford has seen the most successful yet! While avoiding the rain, not only was this the largest parade in terms of participants, but seemed to be the biggest turn out from the community to come and watch as well.
Three of the City of Langford’s Council were out to judge the parade participants. A big thanks to Ms. Denise Blackwell, Ms. Winnie Sifert and Ms. Lillian Szpak.
The ladies identified the top parade participants as:
We would like to send a big thank you to everyone that participated in the parade, donated their time and efforts, as well as those that came out to enjoy it! Thank you, thank you, thank you!