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Arbutus Independence Day parade a welcome feeling of home
Arbutus Independence Day parade a welcome feeling of home

Zoe Funk, 3, looked expectantly down East Drive as the sound of distant sirens promised that the Arbutus Fourth of July Parade would soon be making its way down the street. Dancing excitedly in place, Zoe turned to hug her 8-month-old sister, Piper, as the first police car came into view. The girls were surrounded by a sea of festive attire as residents, young and old alike, lined both sides of the street. "It's the first time I've actually seen it, instead of been in it," said Arbutus resident Shannon Funk, the girls' mother, as she watched nearby with her husband, Brian. A former baton twirler with the Arbutus Sailorettes, the festivities gave Funk the...

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