Celebration parade in Parksville, British Columbia

Celebration parade in Parksville, British Columbia

A good friend of mine that we have nicknamed ‘Sweet & Lo’ (she is very sweet) is from Canada.  While visiting family and rowing, she ran into a celebration parade in Parksville, British Columbia.

Celebration parade float

A celebration parade float

Another parade photo

Another parade photo

2017 marks the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation.  Special currency and stamps are among the many ways our friends will celebrate this anniversary.  For those traveling (and rowing), free passes are being given to Canada’s National Parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas.

Here are just a few rows you can find in quilt shops in British Columbia while you travel across this beautiful country.

The Cloth Shop, Vancouver British Columbia

The Cloth Shop, Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia

Pleasant Valley Quilting, Armstrong, British Columbia

Pleasant Valley Quilting, Armstrong, British Columbia

Vanderhoof Dept Store, Vanderhoof, British Columbia

Vanderhoof Department Store, Vanderhoof, British Columbia