Cumberland’s 2016 Victoria Day Celebrations a Huge Success!

Cumberland’s 2016 Victoria Day Celebrations a Huge Success!

It was a successful schedule of events for the annual Victoria Day celebrations in Cumberland. The Cumberland Empire Events Committee would like to thank the volunteers who put in endless hours from the cinch tournament on May 14 to the Fashion Show, Market Day, and the park activities culminating with the parade and crowning of the May Queen on May 23. Cumberland was the place to be. A big thank you thank you to all the participants and entries in the parade, the volunteers and the Village of Cumberland Public Works who helped make it all happen.

The Committee would also like to thank the Parade judges for making the hard decisions and choosing the following to be Parade Prize recipients:
1st Prize – Comox Valley Athletic Association
2nd Prize – The Comox Valley Farmers Market
3rd Prize – Comox Valley Prostrate Cancer Support Group

Best Group/Organization
1st Prize – Hand-In- Hand Early Years Nature PreSchool
2nd Prize – Coal Hills BMX Club
3rd Prize – UROC

Best Overall
Cumberland Community Forest Society
Honourable Mention to the Cumberland Museum and Archives

In the photo left to right:
Georgina Sadler – Empire Events Committee Chair
Marty Fieret- Coal Hills BMX
Jarret Krentzl – Hand in Hand Early Years Nature Pre-School
Bob O’Blenis and Don Lanyon – Comox Valley Prostrate Cancer Support Group
Cathy Stoyko and Meaghan Cursons – Cumberland Community Forest Society
Teachers and children from the Hand in Hand Early Years Nature Pre-School

Three prize winners were unable to meet to be in the picture:
Comox Valley Farmers Market, Comox Valley Athletic Association, United Riders of Cumberland



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