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Key West Ford Sponsors Hyack Festival

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(Posted on Apr 20, 2012 at 11:17AM )

Key West Ford Sponsors New Westminster's Hyack Festival

This year’s Annual Hyack Festival runs May 18th-26th and Key West Ford is a proud major sponsor even supplying vehicles for the parade taking place on the final day of the festival. Key West Ford is known as a “great community partner” with “sincere commitment to give back to the community”.

Key West Ford has one of the largest selections of new and select pre owned vehicles in Vancouver's Lower Mainland. At any one time we've got at least one promotion going on. Our Ford Edge Promotion is one to take note of.  No doubt we have a larger selection of new and pre owned Ford Edge vehicles found anywhere in Western Canada. We' got awesome deals and financing packages to suit everyone. Check out our Vancouver Ford Edge Promotion. We want to be Vancouver's Ford Edge destination - http://keywestford.com/edge_2012/

The 2012 festival features official opening ceremonies, an Antique Fair, the Ancient and Honourable Hyack Anvil Battery Salute, May Day celebrations, a Multicultural Festival with music and food, and the Hyack International Parade with over 130 entires throughout BC and the Pacific Northwest.

The May Day celebration dates back to 1870 where the Hyacks, aka The New Westminster Fire Department back then, used a surrogate 21 gun salute since no cannons were available in the early colony. Instead they used an Anvil Battery Salute. Hyack is Chinook Jargon for “fast” or “quick”. Since 1971, the Hyack Festival Association has organized a range of celebratory events to help preserve the city’s history and traditions as well as promote positive community spirit and involvement. There will be affordable, multi-cultural and inter-generational activities for youth, adults and seniors. This year’s festival is sure to be a colorful week of fun so don’t miss the float!