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Hats off day is an annual event in North Burnaby where Hastings street is shut down for a parade and street party. The street fills with vendors, bouncy castles, games, musicians and a car show followed by thousands of people out to enjoy the festivities. This year, the weather was seemingly cooperative before the clouds rolled in and the sky shook with thunder. I was lucky and made it home just as the storm hit.
Despite the weather this was a great day for the event and thousands of people came out to enjoy what Burnaby has to offer.
Once a year, the North Burnaby community comes together to celebrate Hats Off Day. I will be honest, I do not know why it is called Hats Off Day nor do I really care. It is a fun atmosphere though where the city comes together to embrace the community, local business and the summer ahead. This year, falling on Saturday June 4th, 2011 The event kicked off with a parade. After the procession of people, vehicles, animals and anything else able to move at 2km/h for 90 min came a car show, clowns, music, food and festivities for the neighborhood to enjoy. Hastings st. from Gamma ave all the way to boundary was blocked off to traffic and became home to thousands of people out for a day’s enjoyment.
Here are a few pics from the event.