The third largest continuous parade in Canada happens practically in our back yard. My wife took some great photos of the parade and posted them to her Flickr stream, but I wanted to show you a few highlights to give you an idea of how these parades usually go. I skipped out on this one to catch up on some sleep and housework, so I didn’t see it firsthand, but I’ve been to a few. I only regret missing the last picture, below the fold…
There was apparently also a float with pole dancers, I guess to advertise a local school. They were, naturally, fully clothed. This is a rather conservative area, so I doubt they are trying to promote it as anything but a way to get fit, like a health club. Sure, there’ll be innuendo and more sexualized reasons to attend (like wanting to put on a show for “your man” or some such), but it’s almost certainly an attempt to show pole dancing as a sport. It’s sure as hell difficult enough, by all appearances.
Anyway, that last picture is an advertisement for HalCon, which Jodi and I will almost certainly attend.
I’ve embedded the Flickr images directly, and while I can see them, it may just be because they’re already in my cache. Let me know if I’ve screwed up, and I can download and host them here.