Military vehicle convoy attracts Duncan crowd

Military vehicle convoy attracts Duncan crowd

A convoy of historical military vehicles passed through Duncan on Tuesday, stopping at the BC Forest Discovery Centre parking lot to delight an excited crowd.

Presented by the Western Command Military Vehicle Society, the idea of the event was to raise awareness of Canada’s veterans.

"We are glad to be able to honour them this way," said convoy coordinator John Hawthorne of the 12-vehicle cavalcade, which represented the years 1941-1990.

The convoy travelled from Ucluelet, Tofino, Port Alberni and Bowser south through Parksville, Nanaimo and Duncan before hitting Victoria and finally Sidney.

Hawthorne said they stopped along the way at some Legion halls as well.

They rolled right past the Forest Discovery Centre on the Trans-Canada Highway at first, but made a quick recovery, doubling back and appearing by way of Drinkwater Road to a warm reception. The Valley’s welcoming party included a group of local veterans but also drew plenty of folks who just love old vehicles.