With the theme of this year's Sea Cavalcade being "Fanta - Sea," the community can expect to see many innovative and colourful floats taking part in the parade, which is one of the highlights of the weekend's events.
Bands, clowns, floats decorated by various businesses, representatives of numerous clubs and organizations, the RCMP, members of the Legion and classic cars all contribute to the fun.
Applications for taking part in the parade are obtainable from the Bank of Montreal, Town of Gibsons, Sunshine Coast Credit Union and Gibsons Thrift Store on North Road. If you have a new business, join the parade and introduce yourself to the community.
The parade co-ordinator is Barrie Custance, who needs a host of volunteers to assist with traffic control, set signs and become safety escorts and monitors, to ensure the safety of the public along the parade route. To volunteer or for more information, contact Custance at 604-886-3059, email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out www.seacavalcade.ca.
The Keats Island swim is another event that generates much interest and excitement. Swimmers take the plunge at the government dock on Keats Island and end the race at Armours Beach in Gibsons.
All participants must have a safe escort such as a rowboat, canoe or kayak that will stay close to the swimmer. No motorized boats are permitted. Registration takes place at 8:30 a.m. at Armours Beach from where swimmers will be escorted to Keats Island. Various safety rules apply. Contact Lori Weatherby at 604-886-0365 or email email@example.com.