World Community Day Parade

Event Details

Ambleside Park

Saturday, June 01, 2013

This year’s Community Day celebration will take place Saturday, June 1, 2013 and will be a fun-filled day of activities and festivities for the whole family. This year’s Community Day theme is Celebrate the World. West Vancouver is a unique and diverse community and this year’s Community Day celebration will celebrate all the different cultures and styles of West Vancouver.

Get Involved

The 2013 Community Day celebration will include a parade, food vendors, and information booths. If you are interested in participating in Community Day in any of these categories, please submit your application form. Help us celebrate this great community event!

Schedule of Events

Community Day events are still being finalized. Please continue to check our website for details. The Parade schedule will take place in the following order:

10 a.m.

Family Bike Ride

Doggy Parade

Floats, Community Groups, and Businesses

11 a.m.

Main Event from John Lawson Park to Ambleside Park

Parade – it’s back!

After conducting a Community Day Survey in February 2013 and receiving over 300 responses from various community groups, companies, individuals, and organizations, it was determined Community Day would take place in Ambleside Park with a parade to return to the festivities. View the Community Day Survey Results (PDF).

With the help of a second consultation process in March 2013, a new route for this year’s Community Day parade was determined. After reviewing four different routes, the Ambleside Village Loop was adopted and will be implemented for the 2013 Community Day Parade. View results of the Exploring Community Day Parade Routes consultation meeting.

Open to all community groups, non-profit organizations and businesses, the 2013 Community Day Parade will take place in a new route around the Ambleside Village area. Dance, walk, bike, or ride a float through the parade route and get festive and creative with this year’s theme — Celebrate the World.

Parade Application Form (PDF) – deadline Friday, April 26, 2013

View the 2013 Community Day Parade Route (PDF) as it is a new route, different from previous years.

Doggy Parade and Costume Contest – new!

New this year is the Doggy Parade aimed to not only have our pets join the rest of the family in a community celebration, but also to celebrate responsible pet ownership, such as licensing and picking up after your dog. All licensed dogs are welcome to participate. The Doggy Parade is held on the Community Day Parade Route and will take place right before the main parade of floats and community groups. Prizes will be presented to the best dressed dogs of the day – crowning them King and Queen of the doggy costume contest. Costumes are not mandatory for Doggy Parade participation.

Doggy Parade Application Form (PDF) – deadline Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Family Bike Ride – new!

The Family Bike Ride will take place along the Community Day parade route and bring together families for a fun festive community event. Decorate your bike for the ride and keep this year’s Community Day theme in mind — Celebrate the World! A bike valet will be available at Ambleside Park to store bikes while familes enjoy the festivities.

Family Bike Ride Application Form (PDF) – deadline Friday, April 26, 2013

Food Vendor

Food Vendor Application Form (PDF) – deadline Friday, April 26, 2013
Please also include a completed Temporary Food Service form (PDF). Required by Vancouver Coastal Health.

Information Booth

Information Booth Form (PDF) – deadline Friday, April 26, 2013. Only non-profit organizations can host Information Booths.

Ambleside Mile

Find out about this year’s Ambleside Mile Race, formally called the Masters Mile.

For more information about Community Day 2013, please email communityday@westvancouver.ca or call the Special Events Office at 604-925-7194. Details will be posted as they are confirmed.

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