It was three long years in coming, but Hats Off Day made its triumphant return to Burnaby Heights on Saturday.
With restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic easing off, the Heights Merchants Association and the Hats Off Day committee were able to return to a full-fledged live festival once again for 2022. All that was missing from the Jan. 18 event was the parade — but, never fear, organizers plan to bring that back for 2023.
Families still had a chance to lace up their shoes for the Family Fun Dash to kick off the morning, raising money for the Burnaby Firefighters' Charitable Society while they were at it. And the day featured the popular Show & Shine and street party, with activities and entertainment happening all along Hastings Street.
Photographer Jennifer Gauthier stopped by to check out the fun. Here's what she found.