“We’re a bagpipe flashmob,” the chief piper announced as a crowd quickly gathered. “Any donations will go to Victoria Hospice.”
Mark my footsteps, good my page
Tread thou in them boldly
Thou shall find the winters rage
Freeze thy blood less coldly.
Drone cords and Santa pompoms swayed as be-kilted bagpipers and mallet-spinning Scottish drummers made their way through a spirited Good King Wenceslas. It was a fitting first ten minutes for a holiday visit to downtown Victoria.
If you can sail your way to Victoria for the day or a December weekend, there is much festive decor and holiday spirit/s.
It’s gone for this year, but if you haven’t seen 80 brightly lit big rigs parade around a city while honking out holiday tunes, then put Victoria’s Island annual Equipment Owners Association’s Truck Light Convoy into your calendar for next year. It was our first time seeing it live, and it was a riot! This annual fund-raising food drive starts at Ogden Point and weaves around Victoria, before ending at the Western Speedway racetrack.
Here’s a look at this year’s IEOA Truck parade from videographer Kirk Schwartz.
Written by Elizabeth Newton