The Hyack Festival Association recently revealed its new float at New Westminster City Hall.
The unveiling of the new float, which has a theme of Shining Bright in the Royal City, occurred before the May 6 meeting where the city proclaimed May 20 to 26 as Hyack Week in New Westminster. The float will appear in the 48th annual Hyack International Parade on May 25 and will also travel to 11 other parades throughout the Pacific Northwest and the Okanagan.
May is a busy month for the Hyack Festival Association, as it organizes and supports events including the Hyack International Parade, the Uptown Street Festival, the May Day tea and picnic, the Ancient and Honourable Hyack Anvil Battery’s anvil salute on Victoria Day, a rose planting ceremony and hospitality banquets for guests attending the parade.
According to Hyack, the theme Shining Bright in the Royal City is intended to recognize and reflect the many people who keep New Westminster unique by volunteering hours upon hours to sustain the city’s rich cultural traditions, while also celebrating diversity and reminding everyone to share their inner sparkle with the community.