Quite often the tone of this blog is overcome by negativity; it's par for the course of being a RE bear in a boomtown. This post seeks to correct that, even if just for a day.
The August long weekend is our favourite weekend in Victoria. The Symphony Splash has been a tradition for Ms. HHV and I since we met and long before. If the reports leading up to this year's rendition were correct, we owe a debt of thanks to RE developers Bayview. Even if they were slightly exaggerated for marketing effect, good on Bayview for announcing a 5-year deal to keep the show running.
We're not big on crowds so we rarely go downtown for festivals or Canada Day. But Symphony Splash is a must-not-miss event simply because of the spectacle. We typically see 2 or 3 symphony concerts at the Royal each year, but nothing beats the outdoor experience. We sit in awe, lose ourselves in the sounds, and look at the sights of one of the most beautiful cities we've ever seen.
So thank you Bayview for giving back to the community which is likely giving you more than you could have ever dreamed of. Thank you Farmer Construction for the fireworks. And because I'm in a gratitude-filled mood: thank you Avia-West for supporting competitive cycling in the cycling capital of Canada (one of my other loves).