HONORARY PARADE MARSHALL TITLE UP FOR GRABS
NEW CONTESTS ENHANCE NANAIMO HERITAGE DAYS 2017
NANAIMO, B.C., MAY 1, 2017 – Nanaimo Heritage Days is looking for an exceptional community member to lead its annual parade through downtown Nanaimo on May 21.
The title of “Honorary Parade Marshall” is a brand new addition to the festivities for 2017. Nominations for the role are now open and can be made through the event’s website.
“What’s special about being the Honorary Parade Marshall is that you’re at the front of the parade with other dignitaries,” says Nanaimo Heritage Days co-ordinator Peter Urquhart, adding that nominations are already rolling in.
The official selection will be based on the individual’s community spirit, contributions to Nanaimo, historical significance and time spent in the community. Nominations are open until May 8.
Also fresh for 2017, the parade will bestow a series of new awards upon entrants, including Best Heritage Theme, Best Community Entry, Best Musical Entry, Best Parade Float and Best of Parade.
“We’re still accepting entries for the parade, and they don’t have to be overly complicated,” says Urquhart. “It can be as simple as throwing on a costume that references your own back story.”
Looking through old family photographs, wandering through the museum or reminiscing about old Nanaimo landmarks – these can all be excellent sources of inspiration.