Unsworth elementary is one of many schools in the district that is having a parade. (Submitted)

Chilliwack elementary schools roll parades through their neighbourhoods, past students’ homes

Unsworth and Central are two of many schools trying to connect teachers with students in fun way

If you live near Unsworth or Central elementary, a parade of cars just may be driving right past your home tomorrow.

In an attempt to connect with students from a distance, teachers and staff from both schools will be rolling through their neighbourhoods on Thursday morning.

Almost all Chilliwack elementary schools have put on a parade, said Unsworth principal Shawna Petersen. Last week, at least two elementary schools – Promontory Heights and Sardis – did the same thing.

It’s a fun way for teachers to be able to see their students since schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ‘Unsworth Car Convoy’ is scheduled to leave the school at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9. It will be led by their police liaison officer, Const. Isabelle Christensen.

“We are not able to drive down every road so we hope that you are able to walk out to our ‘parade route’ and wave to our staff,” Petersen said in an email. “The weather is expected to be sunny so we hope to see lots of smiling faces and big waves. We miss you guys!”

Here’s the route for Unsworth: Unsworth to Keith Wilson, south on Webster, east on McLaren, north on Chinook, east on Keith Wilson, north on Canterbury, east on Watson, south on Carter, west on Monte Vista, south on Canterbury, continue south on Peach to Dollyvarden to Anglers and Steelhead, then back to Elsie/Eena/Ellen, and back to the school. Also see map below.

Central elementary parade also rolls out at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9. It is expected to be about an hour long.

Here is the route for Central elementary: north on College, left on Young, left on Reese, right on Hamilton, right on Lewis, left on Northview, right on Herron, right on Corbould, left on Lewis, left on Young, right on Clarke, left on Riverside, right on Hazel, right on Portage, right on Hemlock, left on Magnolia, left on Williams, right on Bonny, left on Young. (Approximately 11:15 a.m.) Right on Yale, right on Spadina, right on Corbould, right on Princess, left on Mary, left on Wellington, right on Stanley, right on Henderson, right on Tupper, left on Victoria, left on Cook, right on Reese, left on Young. (Approximately 11:25 a.m.) Right on Lewis, right on Williams, left on Maple, right on Hazel, right on First, left on Garden, right on Charles, left on First, left on Young, left on Second, right on Charles, right on Third, left on Nowell, right on Fouth, right on Young. (Approximately 11:40 a.m.) Right on Princess, left on Charles, left on Maple, right on Williams, left on Yale, right on Victor, left on Victoria, right on Fletcher, right on Bole, left on Victor, left on Cleveland, right on Fletcher, right on Reese, through Chilliwack secondary parking lot, right on Yale and back to the school.

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The Unsworth Car Convoy route. (Submitted)

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