There’s a new parade being planned for Mission.
Clark “Griswold” Jahn is putting together a Covid safe Father’s Day event called the Taking It To The Streets Parade, set for June 20.
Jahn said he decided to organize the event because the annual Father’s Day Car Show at Fraser River Heritage Park has been cancelled, for the second straight year, due to Covid-19 restrictions.
“It (the parade) will start going up Wren Street at 1 p.m.,” he stated.
The route will be similair to the one used for one of Jahn’s previous parades, the Light up The Night Christmas Parade, which went through Mission and Hatzic.
The route includes 14th Ave., 7th Ave., 1st Ave. and Cherry Ave. as well as Dewdney Trunk Road in the Hatzic area, Manson St. and more. You can see a route map on Jahn’s Facebook page. (or see the photos below)
The Father’s Day event will consist of old classic cars, trucks and motor bikes from the ’70s down to the ’20s.
If you have an old classic vehicle and want to participate, then you can send a personal message to Jahn, with a picture of your car, to his Facebook page.
There is a $10 fee for each classic vehicle and all the proceeds will be going to the Mission Fire Department’s charitable causes.
For people who do not live along the designated route, Jahn says there are many places to park and keep Covid safe and enjoy the parade.
“Let’s keep everyone safe and help us make this Taking It To The Streets Fathers’ Day Parade an amazing memory.
“We’ll show the world how it’s done, Mission City style,” said Jahn.