Fathers Day car cruise brings smiles to seniors’ faces


More than 50 cars of all makes and models went out on a cruise through Saanich on Saturday to celebrate Fathers Day early.

The hot rods were driven past more than ten care homes to give seniors a way to celebrate Fathers Day in a safe way and put a smile on their faces.

“They’ve had a hard few years with COVID and I’m hoping they’ll see some cars that maybe they drove when they were younger and it’ll bring back some good memories for them,” said event organizer and Sidney All Care care home worker Brooke Morneau. “In the homes where they are, they don’t get to go out as much with COVID and everything.”

The day allowed for people to come together and get out in the nice weather this weekend, and brought some happiness to the people driving the cars as well.

“It’s lightening up a little bit,” said Jason Fisher of Victoria Volkswagen Club, referring to the mood of people participating. “Everyone’s still got masks and stuff but it’s nice to see everybody’s actually getting out and seeing each other.”

Seniors, who sat in chairs outside of their care homes to watch and wave to the drivers as they passed by, say the event brought them a bit of joy in a time that hasn’t been much fun for anyone.

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