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Kamloops car clubs to honour Snowbirds Capt. Jenn Casey with parade

Snowbirds public affairs officer Capt. Jenn Casey is pictured in this undated photo from Twitter. Capt. Casey died in the crash of a Tutor jet in Kamloops, Sunday, May 17,2020.
Image Credit: TWITTER / @CFSnowbirds
May 20, 2020 - 3:55 PM

A Kamloops car club is organizing a parade to pay tribute to Capt. Jenn Casey, the member of the Snowbirds aerobatic team who was killed this past weekend in plane crash in the city.

The Kamloops Car Scene is hosting a parade tomorrow, May 21, in honour of the Snowbird public affairs officer who lost her life in the Tutor jet crash.

Car Scene member Stephanie Monuik is organizing the parade. She said the crash on Sunday hit many of the club's members close to home.

"We definitely wanted to support the community, but we wanted to support (Capt. Casey) and her family as well," Monuik said. 

Other local car groups such as the Roadmen Car Club and the Pharoah's Car Club are also invited to attend.

Monuik is expecting 50 or more cars to participate.

The Pharoah's Car club, Kamloops.
The Pharoah's Car club, Kamloops.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Stephanie Moniuk

The cruise will begin at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the North Shore A&W and continue down Ord Road to the Kamloops Airport roundabout. They will end the parade on Aviation Way. 

All those participating are encouraged to bring signs, flags and decorations to add to the rapidly growing memorial on the airport fence.

Monuik said you don't need to have a fancy car to join in the tribute.

"If you love cars, or even if you just want to come out and support, that's great too," she said. "We're definitely welcoming anybody."

As many car shows were cancelled due to COVID-19, she said that a parade gives enthusiasts an opportunity to get out in the community safely, in lieu of those events.

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