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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Oak Bay Tea Party Parade 2011

What most of us think of as "Victoria" is actually a cluster of smaller entities that are so close together that they are indistinguishable except on paper. One of these is the city of Oak Bay. Oak Bay holds an annual celebration called the Oak Bay Tea Party, unlike its more famed namesake in Boston in that it is so named in honour of the especially tea-drinking, British nature of the city and has a Mad Hatter/Alice in Wonderland theme. It's a very much more neighbourhood style of event than the Victoria Day Parade and the marching bands are local. Below is a taste of the Lambrick Park Secondary School marching band in case you missed the parade. The Tea Party is a two day event that also includes a carnival midway, an air show and bathtub races. We'll see some more of it here later this week.

4 comments:

Andy said...

Alice would love it. Nice shot.

JoJo said...

"Tea Party" now means something else in America: Super conservative Republicans who don't like a black man in the white house.

Jack said...

Your portrait is excellent and very colorful.

Steffe said...

Ha, that's a great candid portrait.