Grab a lawn chair, blanket or patch of sidewalk along Harris Road (from Hammond to McMyn roads) on Saturday to take in the hour-plus of fun during the annual Pitt Meadows Day parade. Officially, the start time is 11 a.m., but ideal spots are gone much sooner.
Parade organizer George Coghlan knows a thing or two about what makes a good community parade.
He's been organizing this one for three years now.
"It's to give something back to the community really," he said of his involvement.
Parades are a family-fun way to celebrate community and with a wide-range of entries, this year is a guaranteed winner.
Speaking of winners, parade participants will be judged on enthusiasm, overall impression. and "response from the crowd" in order to win trophies for categories like "best overall" and "community spirit" - a new award in honour of the late Ron Morrisette who was an enthusiastic organizer and volunteer of Pitt Meadows Days.
Entrants this year include the Pride of Ulster flute band, Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue, the City of Pitt Meadows' new utility truck, and always a popular entry - the RCMP horse and dog team.
Held since 1937, with only a few years missed, the parade is a rain-or-shine event Pitt Meadows residents love.