So far most of the events staged in in celebration of British Columbia's centennial have had a wild west flavour.
Top V. Band Parading.
SV. Parading with banners.
CU. Kiddies watching.
SV. Float past.
SV. Child watching.
SV. Float past - Chinese Girls.
SV. Pan Girls with baskets of flowers.
Angle Shot. People on balcony.
LV. Girls marching.
SV. Children watching.
LV. Girls turning in line.
Side V. Crowd.
SV.Pan Car past, man clashing cymbals.
Side V. Crowd.
SV.towards Float. Youth with flags.
Top V. of Dragon.
SV. Feet of man under dragon.
CU. Dragon's Head.
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Background: So far most of the events staged in in celebration of British Columbia's centennial have had a wild west flavour. This time it's something different. A Dragon parade organised by members of Vancouver's Chinese community.
Scores of floats, bands and marching groups made up the parade,---the largest of its kind held in North America. Chinese children carried flowers--the symbol of happiness and prosperity---as offerings to the Golden Dragon: oriental performers danced through a maze of firecrackers as the parade wound through the streets of Vancouver. Throngs of spectators lined the route and harassed police were forced to halt the processions three times in order to control the surging crowds.
The principal player was the Dragon, two-hundred feet of canvas monster, borne on the shoulders of fifty marchers. The Golden Dragon, traditionally, represents power. This one was brought to Vancouver from China for the parade. It is a symbol many centuries old that was used to mark the centennial of British Columbia.