Today has been absolutely wonderful! This morning I participated in the 117th annual Victoria Day Parade Downtown Victoria BC. I invited McKenna Haz (Miss Teenage Vancouver Island) to join me. We rode in the parade in my family’s 1965 fire engine red convertible Thunderbird. It was very special, as this car was fully restored by my grandpa Ken and he worked on it for many years. Sadly he passed away a few years ago but I am sure he would have been proud to see me today in the parade!
The day was so beautiful and sunny – a perfect parade day! I also had the help of my brother Adrian, as our bodyguard 😉 and my sister Anika and her friend Marisa. They handed out our business cards and encouraged people along the route to follow our social media. There was an estimated 95,000 people lining the parade route! It was so cool!!
After the parade, McKenna and I stopped for some photos near the BC Parliament buildings in the inner harbour. We got to meet lots of nice tourists and people who all wished us congratulations and wanted to take our photos!
We got swarmed a few times by groups of people. It was crazy but also very fun getting to meet so many people.
I met a lovely older couple in front of the Empress Hotel. They were visiting from London, England and were waiting to take a tour to the Butchart Gardens.
We chatted for some time and I snapped this photo with them and gave them my card. They said they would follow my journey. They were so sweet and I hope they do!
Today was a memorable day and it was great to share it with my family and also with McKenna. We are in this journey together and it’s gonna be so much fun in Toronto!!
As always – thanks so much for reading!
Love Alicia xo