It was a bit cool, but the rain held off. And at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Vancouver, the bands, floats, Irish, Highland and even the normally annoying Morris dancers made for a wonderful parade through the downtown. Our band could not muster enough pipers and drummers due to spring break and family commitments, but eight bands, including VPD, Delta Police and the BC Regiment, Irish Pipes and Drums were there and added to the fun and celebratory atmosphere in the downtown. And with so many police with bagpipes, the crowd refrained from rioting afterward.
Here are a few photos shot by my daughter on my mobile phone. It captures a bit of the flavour of the day.