‘Very excited’: Floats being prepared for Victoria Day Parade this weekend

Rob Galey prepares his float for the Victoria Day Parade on May 17, 2024.

The Victoria Day Parade is just days away from taking over downtown Victoria, and some of the most unique and exciting floats are being prepped for the big day.

Rob Galey, owner of Galey Farms, has been building elaborate floats for a quarter of a century.

Galey is proud that he has never built the same type of float twice, and enjoys making “non-boring” creations for everyone to see.

This year, he says he can’t wait to show it off.

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Rob Galey prepares his float for the Victoria Day Parade. (CHEK News)

“We’re actually very excited to be in the Thrifty Foods Victoria Day Parade again,” he said Friday. “Twenty-five years we’ve been doing this parade and it’s always a good time. All the families, the children and the community all coming together.”

The 124th Thrifty Foods Victoria Day Parade starts a 9 a.m. on Monday, May 20.

Floats will travel down Douglas Street between Tolmie Avenue and Belleville Street. Drivers should expect road delays or closures during the parade.

CHEK News will be broadcasting the event live on TV, online and on the free CHEK+ app.

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