Chinese New Year parade is certain to attract hordes of politicians
The annual Chinese New Year parade in Chinatown has become one of Vancouver's signature events.
As such, it always attracts a fair share of politicians, who can be seen by the crowds.
This year, however, I'm expecting a bigger turnout of MLAs and wannabe provincial politicians to celebrate the Year of the Snake. That's because the next election is just around the corner on May 14.
Our web editor, Stephen Hui, enjoys attending the Chinese New Year parade for this very reason—it's a great way to gather photos, which he can make use of throughout the year.
And if they're dressed in traditional garb, all the better.
I do the same thing at the Vancouver Vaisakhi parade, which occurs in the second week of April. This year's Vaisakhi parade—starting at the Ross Street temple, travelling along Marine Drive, and going up Main Street—will occur on April 14. That's exactly one month before provincial election day.
Bring your camera.