True North Strong and GeekJuly 8, 2009
July 1st is Canada Day, and 2009 marked our 142nd anniversary as a country. We do much the same as everyone else around the world on their national holidays, we celebrate with parades and fireworks. This year though, the sci-fi fans of Vancouver did something a bit different. We banded together as a nation of geeks and marched under one banner.
North Vancouver’s Canada Day parade featured a contingent of science fiction fans dressed as characters from a wide range of genre favourites: Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, BSG, Firefly, Harry Potter, Men in Black and Watchmen. A special acknowledgement has to go to the Greater Vancouver Stargate Meetup Group, whose members built a Stargate on top of a van, making it appear as though the van was a makeshift puddle-jumper stuck mid-transit. They did an awesome job. So Say We All!