There was a party in the local park; food-stands, music, a movie. We picnicked there with family and friends. And a firetruck came!

Did I say music? I mean Vancouver’s Carnival Band, ubiquitous at any sort of public event; they’re fun to listen to and look at, too.

Vancouver’s Carnival Band in action

It was a fine event, kids charged everywhere while grownups relaxed on lawn-chairs, and we felt OK about bailing at sunset and skipping The Lego Movie. There are a lot of things to like about Vancouver.

At many public events, the Fire Department rolls up, mostly to entertain the kids. Well, and me, I just love taking pictures of the trucks.

Vancouver firetruck apparatus

They were good at entertaining the kids, too; a couple of friendly fire-guys seemed to enjoy answering the same questions endlessly and letting them try on helmets and so on.

Vancouver Fireman entertains kids

Aren’t the shadows great? Here’s another.

Child’s shadow on firetruck

I tried to take a picture of the crowd and failed, but this captures a bit of the feeling.

Balloons drift away from the festival.

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