Parade

57th Annual Oak Bay Tea Party Parade

Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Tea Party Parade is an Oak Bay tradition. Beginning on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Windsor Park, the parade winds through the streets of Oak Bay, ending at Willows Park about 45 minutes later (see parade map).

Trophies will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Children's Group

  • Group Entries

  • Marching Band

  • Community Float

  • Commercial Float

  • Best Decorated Float Without Balloons

Winning entries will be announced shortly after the parade during the Opening Ceremonies of the Tea Party at 12:30 p.m. in Willows Park, so please ensure that your entry is represented. 

Application Forms and information sheets available April 1, 2019 at the Oak Bay Municipal Hall, 2167 Oak Bay Avenue. All entries must be submitted by no later than May 28, 2019. Downloads are available here of the Entry Form, Parade Rules, and Parade Route.

There is a $100.00 entry fee for Commercial entries, Community entries no fee. Please enclose a cheque made out to: Oak Bay Tea Party Society and mail it along with your completed and signed entry form to the address indicated at the bottom of the entry form. Thank you.

The Oak Bay Tea Party, in keeping with our "green" initiative, is working toward going balloon-free, and we ask all parade participants to do the same.  Last year was a great success and thank you to all the parade entries for their creative decorating.   Get creative again this year and let's see who wins the award for Best Decorated Without Balloons!!

Any questions about the parade, please email John Flatman at oakbayteapartyparade@gmail.com or by phone at 250-508-2722.

We are pleased to have the Law Enforcement TORCH RUN for Special Olympics starting the 57th Tea Party Parade.  The run leaves Windsor Park at 10:15 a.m. and follows the parade route. Registration starts at  9:45 A.M. at Windsor Park.  After the run, there will be a pancake breakfast by donation at Windsor Park.  For information on how to participate, please click hereCome out and participate in a great cause and then we will see you at the Tea Party!

2019 OAK BAY TEA PARTY PARADE ORDER:

  1. Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics
  2. Oak Bay Police Chief
  3. Oak Bay Fire Department
  4. Victoria Fire Department
  5. (Intentionally blank)
  6. Vancouver Island Western Command
  7. Town Crier
  8. Mayor Kevin Murdoch
  9. MLA Andrew Weaver
  10. OBTPS Parade Marshall
  11. Oak Bay High Marching Band
  12. Oak Bay High School
  13. OBTPS Float
  14. Murray Rankin, MP
  15. Fraser Highlanders
  16. Bays United Football Club
  17. British Columbia Aviation Museum
  18. Reynolds Marching Band
  19. L’Ecole Willows School
  20. Recreation Oak Bay
  21. Spectrum Community School Marching Band
  22. St. Christopher’s Montessori School 
  23. Ross Bay Preschool
  24. E’cole Beausoleil
  25. Victoria Gymnastics
  26. Glenlyon Norfolk School
  27. Gonzales Preschool
  28. Oak Bay Volunteer Services
  29. Oak Bay Preschool
  30. Cycling Without Age Victoria
  31. Gizeh Shriner Victoria Clowns Unit
  32. Community Association of Oak Bay
  33. Engel & Volkers
  34. Carnarvon Ball Club
  35. Royal Victoria Yacht Club
  36. Playful Pencil Art Studio
  37. Pemberton Holmes Oak Bay
  38. Home Instead Senior Care
  39. Oak Bay Marine Group
  40. Oak Bay Fitness
  41. Fairfield Thrifty Foods
  42. Oak Bay Beach Hotel
  43. Men In Kilts
  44. Victoria Minis Car Club
  45. Oak Bay Sea Rescue
  46. Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society 

 A FEW THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND DURING THE PARADE TO ENSURE THIS COMMUNITY EVENT IS ENJOYED BY EVERYONE:

Do not stop at Willows Beach. Oak Bay Police have directed that parade entrants are not allowed to stop along Beach Avenue. Vehicles must return to Windsor Park to disembark passengers. Groups with small children walking may disperse along one of the side streets past Willows Beach as directed by police. Do not stop on Beach Avenue.

Safety first  All entry equipment must be in good working order and participants must conduct themselves in a safe manner.

Clean up your mess  Parade entries that include animals must clean up immediately after waste production occurs. Other rubbish should collected and taken with you.

Do not delay the parade flow. Maintain your speed and distance between your group and the entry in front of you. If you stop to perform for the crowd, you must be brief and catch up with the entry in front of you before stopping again. Large gaps in the parade are detrimental to the enjoyment of viewing the parade. Entries causing large gaps in the parade will not be invited back.

Vehicles and entries must be decorated. People remember and speak positively about those entries that are well decorated. This is about giving something special to the community.

Do not throw candy. If you have candy for the children lining the streets, you must have someone in your group take the candy to the side of the road to distribute. Participants must follow directions - provided by police, Tea Party Volunteers and Parade Marshals along the parade route.

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE AND HAVE FUN!!!!

Any group not at the Opening Ceremonies to receive their awards, please contact the Parade Marshall, John Flatman at 250-508-2722.

 For ease of Parade Marshalling, please see:

 

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