The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford is inviting submissions to a “Shoebox Parade” that will premiere online on Canada Day.
The parade invites the public to create their their own miniature float, photograph it, and submit it for a video feature.
In addition to marking the annual holiday, the video will become a part of The Reach’s historical collections as a way to remember the unique ways the community adapted during the pandemic.
“We see this as a chance for our whole community to get creative,” says Diana Hiebert, curator of learning and community engagement at The Reach.
“We’ve called it a ‘shoebox parade’ to suggest that participants might make a miniature float out of a shoebox, but we’re really hoping that people will be resourceful and use their imaginations.”
Participants are encouraged to use whatever materials they have on hand to create a float inspired by their favourite thing about Abbotsford. Some suggestions include decorating a plastic toy car or truck, a wagon, or a bicycle, or even dressing up a pet.
The Reach will premiere the virtual parade through its social media channels on July 1 at noon. Submissions must be sent by Friday, June 12 at 11:59 p.m. by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission guidelines can be viewed at thereach.ca/athome