Bathtub society salutes Canada, U.S. navies

NANAIMO – Marine festival to celebrate 50th anniversary of Canadian, U.S. Navy joint operations in Nanoose.

The Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society will snap an honorary salute to the 50th anniversary of the joint use of Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental Test Ranges at Nanoose by the Canadian and U.S. Navies during the 2015 Nanaimo Marine Festival and World Championship Bathtub Race.

Military ships and personal have provided safety and communication service since the first Bathtub race in 1967 and have been longtime supporters of the Nanaimo Marine Festival with parade participation, visitation of naval craft and military displays.

The salute will be the theme of this year’s Sail Past On Wheels Fun Parade and will be featured on the 2015 Bathtub race poster, the trade dollar and race T-shirts.

The 2015 Nanaimo Marine Festival runs July 24-26.