Every year, the firefighters in the city of Port Moody put on a pancake breakfast for Canada Day, raising funds for local charities.
I was surprised to find the parking lot this empty, because the last few years I went, you were fighting for a place to park.
And then I saw the line-up. That parking lot was deceiving.
Finally, 35 minutes later, I’m near the front of the line. And I finally see some firemen!!
I was surprised to have strawberries for my pancakes this year! Either it’s a new feature, or I always came after the strawberries were gone. Everything tasted good, except the butter is always way too hard. I know it has to be refrigerated for safety reasons, but that makes it not spreadable. McDonald’s juice? meh. But better than coffee.
They had a few firetrucks on display, including this vintage truck.
Port Moody has these blue trees at city hall. Apparently they were painted with a biodegradable paint over a year ago for an art project and it was supposed to wash off in about 3 months. But they are still bright blue.
This year, the pancake breakfast raised over $17,000 for charities.