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11 AM Sunday Oct 15
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With marching bands, music, dances, horses, vehicles, floats and performances, the superheroes and supernaturals from Films, Comics, Anime, Games, Sci-fi and Myths all come alive! You won't believe they actually exist!

More than 1000 artists performed at the front of nearly 100,000 spectators! Play video:

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British Columbia Regiment Band

The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) was formed on October 12, 1883 in Victoria and New Westminster, and is older than the City of Vancouver in which it serves today. The first authorized regimental band was formed on November 9, 1883. With the conversion of the Regiment from Artillery to Rifles in 1900, the Band evolved into a brass band and a drum and bugle corps. Bugle-Majors have been part of the Regiment's heritage ever since.

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Star Wars 501st Legion

They are the Star War villains. The 501st Legion within the Star Wars universe are among the 5000+ members of a worldwide organization that participates in community events and raises funds for charities in over fifty countries. They are the galactic bad guys that do good!

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City of Kelowna

Ogopogo or Naitaka is a cryptid lake monster reported to live in Okanagan Lake, in Kelowna. Ogopogo has been allegedly seen by First Nations people since the 19th century. The most common description of Ogopogo is a 40 to 50-foot-long (12 to 15 m) sea serpent.

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BC Motorcycle Drill Team

The benefits of being a member of the British Columbia Motorcycle Drill Team are many. A few that come to mind are a wonderful feeling of accomplishment after a successful performance or practice, the friendship and camaraderie that develop through participation, a great opportunity to contribute to communities through participation in parades and demonstrations, a way to enhance the public image of motorcycling as a healthy acceptable form of entertainment, an opportunity to showcase your riding skills and most of all, an unequaled opportunity to take giant steps in the improvement of your riding skills in a fun, safe and controlled environment.

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Microsoft

Halo 5: Guardians is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft Studios. Part of the Halo franchise, the game is scheduled to be released for the Xbox One on October 27, 2015.

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RainCoast Clown Troupe

Our membership includes face painters, magicians and other children and family entertainers in addition to clowns. We meet monthly in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. In addition, we teach balloon twisting monthly in a cafe in White Rock (no charge). We participate in 6 to 8 parades each year as well.

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Anime Revolution

Anime Revolution is a three-day convention hosted in the Vancouver Convention Center, Canada. Catering to a wide range of activities, exhibits, panels, and performances. These include art, animation, comics, costuming, cultural displays, dance, gaming, musical performances, and others.

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Times Past Entertainment

Once more Times Past Entertainment returns to us to entertain the masses. In past they have brought to you the Wild West, Fairies and Elves, Egyptian Gods and Princess, Steampunk, Kings and Queens, Horses, and a plethora of Fantasy based characters. This year their entry in the parade (or in the foyer of the event) will be filled with characters that are inspired by Pop Culture, Medieval History and Fantasy. Their new Tournament of Houses characters will be introduced to the world this October and Halloween Expo will be amongst the first to meet these creations.

The cast of Times Past Entertainment has been providing characters for parties, events, festivals and functions. Private parties, corporate functions, staff appreciation, Kids festivals or birthdays. The range of characters make it easy to plan for a kid friendly, all ages or adult corporate presentation. They are easy to find on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube or Instagram. Feel free to share your videos and photos with them.

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Vancouver Police Department - Lion Dance Team

Vancouver Police Lion Dance Team has participated in numerous Lion Dancing Performances for functions and events for the Vancouver Police Department, City of Vancouver and various communities.

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Shift Dance Academy

Shift Dance Academy is thrilled to be apart of the 2015 Vancouver Halloween Parade.

Shift Dance Academy is excited to start our 4th season with the North Shore community. We are a faculty of passionate, dedicated, and accomplished instructors, where young dancers will be encouraged, challenged and inspired in every class!

It’s time to make the "shift!". SHIFT is a North Shore studio were we teach our students not only a dance syllabus but also how to engage in their community through sharing and expressing their passion of dance. We volunteer and preform at many community day events through out the year.

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Talize

Talize is a shopping experience offering you everything from apparel to household items, lightly worn and like new. Our greatest find? That there's always something to be found with over 6,000 items arriving on the floor each day.

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Ghostbusters

The Ghostbusters of British Columbia organized in the fall of 2010 after prospects met with Dr. Raymond Stantz. They are your professional paranormal investigators and eliminators of the Best Place on Earth.

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Vancouver Anime Convention Society

The Vancouver Anime Convention Society is a registered non-profit organization in British Columbia that plans and operates the Anime Evolution convention and related events. Membership is open to anyone interested in volunteering for the convention but is not a requirement to help out. Joining the society, however, gives you benefits such as the right to vote in elections and have a voice in the decision-making.

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Encore Dance Academy

At Encore Dance Academy we offer exceptional programs for dancers of all ages and ability levels from all over the Tri-Cities area including Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody plus surrounding areas from New Westminster to Surrey, BC. Our dancers have performed at venues such as GM Place, Disneyland, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, QE Theatre, Golden Spike Days, and the amazing 2010 Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremonies.

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Korean Traditional Arts Society

Korean Traditional Arts Society shares the beauty of Korean dances. Pungmul is a Korean folk music tradition that includes drumming, dancing, and singing all in constant motion.

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Vancouver en Français

Vancouver en Français est une association culturelle à but non lucratif, dont la vocation est de faire le lien entre les cultures et les communautés françaises et canadiennes à Vancouver. Fondée en 2010 par une équipe d'expatriés français vivant à Vancouver depuis plusieurs années, l'association s'adresse à une large tranche d'âge et offre des activités des plus variées.

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2381 Irish Fusiliers of Canada Army Cadet Corps

On October 1st 1962 2381 RCACC was formed. In 1979 the Cadet Corps found its affiliation being changed. 2381 became affiliated with the Irish Fusiliers of Canada, following the two previous Cadet Corps to hold this honour. Effective on the 1st of January 1981 the sponsorship was shared with the Vancouver T.B. (Pacific No. 44) Branch, The Royal Canadian Legion. On 25 June 2002, The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) was officially amalgamated with the Irish Fusilier of Canada from the supplementary Order of Battle to form a new Regiment known as The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own). As such, the name of the Corps changed to 2381 BCR (Irish Fusiliers) RCACC.

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Chinese Taoism Kuan-Kung Association in Canada, Tian-Jin Temple
加拿大中華道教關帝協會 天金堂

Chinese Taoism Kuan-Kung Association in Canada, Tian-Jin Temple

Kuan-Kung has been popularly worshiped and held in high esteem for centuries of Chinese history. An embodiment of "Loyalty, Righteousness, Benevolence, and Bravery", Kuan-Kung is not only a role model in history but also a positive impact in today's society.

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North Shore Academy of Dancing

North Shore Academy of Dancing's wide range of dance genres is available to all age groups, from pre-school to adult, from witihin six specific programs: Preschool, General, Examination Levels (R.A.D. and I.S.T.D.), Competitive Solos/Duos & Trios, Audition Only Performing Classes and Half-Day.

We provide a rich environment where a wide range of learning opportunities are available to dancers of all skill levels. Our students have the opportunity to develop poise, grace, coordination, self confidence and, most importantly, discipline of both body and mind. These skills benefit our dancers not just during their critical years of childhood, but throughout their lifetimes.

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Western Command Military Vehicle Historical Society

Western Command Military Vehicle Historical Society operates and maintains military vehicles to extend the operable condition after the military service.

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Thrill the World Surrey

Thrill the World Surrey brings together 'zombies' of all ages and dance levels together to re-enact theMichael Jackson THRILLER dance in simultaneous real time together around the world. The event originally launched in 2006 with 62 zombies at “Thrill Toronto” and fueled epic worldwide excitement which grows in quantum leaps every year. Last year over 6400 zombies in 22 countries around the world took part, breaking yet another world record. And now for the first time ever THRILL THE WORLD SURREY is here!

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Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society

Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society focuses on improving Chinatown's safety and cleanliness, expanding and strengthening its promotions and events, and working with the media and external partners to improve Chinatown's public realm, public perception and relations.

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Freddy Fuddpucker

Freddy Fuddpucker is a North Vancouver based comedy group that specializes in parades, open houses, community festivals, service club pancake breakfasts and barbecues. The band has won dozens of awards and prizes in the hundreds of parades and festivals in which it has participated in its 21 year history.

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Vancouver Chinese Lion Dance Inc

Vancouver Chinese Lion Dance Inc: Our team is based in Richmond and Vancouver; we perform traditional Chinese Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, Kilan Dance and Drum Performances. We perform year-round at a variety of events and occasions, ranging from weddings, sporting events, celebrations, business grand openings to major festivals, in and out of the Greater Vancouver area. Through our dedication and ongoing success, our team became one of the foremost lion dance troupes in Vancouver. Our members have extensive experience with performances at all types of venues ranging from the Vancouver International Airport, Rogers arena, Vancouver Convention Center to the smallest private functions and parties.

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Team Transformers

The Transformers Team formed by Melanie Bennett, Michael Orendain, Winnie Tan

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Spectators

The parade is free for spectators. Don't miss the complete four day festival. See Event Schedule and Location.

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