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Sail past to light up Semiahmoo Bay Saturday

Sailboats decked out with Christmas lights parade the waters of Semiahmoo Bay. The 2011 sail past is set to light up the night at 5 p.m. Saturday. - File photo
Sailboats decked out with Christmas lights parade the waters of Semiahmoo Bay. The 2011 sail past is set to light up the night at 5 p.m. Saturday.
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A holiday tradition on the waters of Semiahmoo Bay – the International Yacht Club of B.C.’s Christmas Light Parade – is returning this weekend to once again light up the night.

Club spokesman Bob Bezubiak confirmed Wednesday that participating boats will muster off of White Rock pier between 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. They’ll flip the switch en masse at 5 p.m.

Noting the forecast is for a clear night, Bezubiak predicted the display will be especially spectacular this year. Good weather will likely also increase the number of boaters who join in, he said.

Participants will make a couple of single-file passes of the pier.

For those coming down to the waterfront for the display, the best viewing is from pier’s end.

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