On July 1st I had a great day! Yes it was Canada Day which is great in itself but I also got to reunite with Miss Teen New Westminister – Hannah Block for the Canada Day parade that took place in downtown Vancouver. We got ourselves ready at my house where my friend picked us up with our parade ride. We had both been nervous about the rain the whole day, and while it was definitely chili at times we were both thrilled that the sun managed to stay out and keep the rain away!
We had a good amount of holding time before the parade actually got started, so Hannah and I decided to walk around and see all the different participants and floats. Everyone was so friendly and eager to take their picture with us. I definitely haven’t gotten used to that aspect of being Miss Teen Vancouver, but it was fun and I was thankful that people wouldn’t usually crowd around so there would be one person at a time. We had a very nice surprise ourselves when we realised Miss World Canada Tara Teng and Mr. World Canada Ron Wear were in the car right in front of us! They were both super sweet and we got some nice pictures with them too.
I was especially surprised by how many people actually came out for the parade! The side walks were packed on either side of the street with families of all ages holding their Canadian flags. People were truly everywhere, some up high and some sitting right on the curb. Everyone had smiles on their faces and waving flags in their hands. I loved seeing all the little kids’ faces light up as we drove by, it was absolutely adorable. I can honestly say I can’t remember having a better Canada Day, I felt so much love from the crowd I couldn’t stop smiling even if I tried. After this experience I would love to be involved in more parades! I hope everyone elses Canada Day was as good as mine! If you guys want to see more pictures I have a lot on my facebook page for you guys to check out!
Till next time,