Shriner clown Whittion (Glen Whitton) waves to the crowd during the annual Island Farms Victoria Day Parade on Douglas Street.

Shriner clown Whittion (Glen Whitton) waves to the crowd during the annual Island Farms Victoria Day Parade on Douglas Street.

Everyone loves a parade

Thousands line Douglas Street for Victoria Day Parade

Thousands of Greater Victoria residents lined Government Street on Monday for the 117th annual Island Farms Victoria Day Parade.

There were 128 entries in the parade – 112 general entries and military entries.

In tribute to former parade chairman Ron Butlin, the Greater Victoria Festival Society organized a fly past of a Sea King Helicopter to kickoff the parade.

Butlin died last fall.

Here’s a list of parade winners:

American Bands: Shorecrest High School Highlander

Canadian Bands: Spectrum High School

Judges Award: Lambrick Park Secondary

American Drill Teams: Shorecrest High School

Canadian Drill Teams: Reynolds High School

Floats Commercial: Country Grocer

Floats Community: Mustard Seed Food Bank

Cars Decorated Commercial: Dodds Furniture

Cars Decorated Community: Francophone Society

Cars Antique: Western Command Military

Cars Racing: Victoria Auto Racing

Performing Acts: Westshore Rebels

Walking Groups: Puppets for Peace