Posted on Aug 14, 2020
The challenge in organizing a Pastry Parade on Canada Day, July 1, 2020, in a local Delta community was increased when faced with the questions: "How do we celebrate safely during a pandemic?; how do we celebrate our neighbourhood, get out and have fun while including everyone and maintain social distancing?"

Thanks to a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation, with funds from Vancouver Foundation, one of the organizers says, "We hosted a 'pastry parade'! My kids and I handed out flyers around the entire block inviting everyone to join us as spectators at the end of their driveways , or as participants rollin' , strollin' or dancing down the street. The turn out was truthfully greater than I had expected and I couldn't be more pleased."

The parade ended with a doughnut stop from local doughnut shop Boca Grande Donut Shop. Tables were set up, individually bagged doughnuts were available, social distancing lines, and hand sanitizer. Some neighbours even put together some items for the kids like bubbles and other individually wrapped candies.

"I would love to make this an annual event and several neighbours have said the same. Thank you Delta Foundation and its Neighbourhood Small Grant for your help in lifting our community's spirits up!"

Still accepting Neighbourhood Small Grant applications until Aug 31st. Apply online at