What a day it was!

With the return of the Thrifty Foods 122nd Victoria Day Parade, a sense of normalcy returned to the city. It was the first parade in the capital since the pandemic began over two years ago.

Thousands of people lined the streets of Douglas Street in downtown Victoria on Monday to take in the bands, floats, dancers and more!

There were roughly 75 entrants in this year’s parade, about three-quarters the normal size due to COVID-19 uncertainty, including with American bands.

While many of the usual entrants were missing from this year’s parade, those taking in the event were treated to several Canadian bands, including from Reynolds Secondary. The military also had a much bigger presence this year, including the mounted cavalry of the Strathcona Mounted Troop.

If you are looking to relive the moment, or if you couldn’t make it, below are

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