Northwest Festival Hosting Group
HYACK'S PROUD PARTICIPATION IN CANADA-US RELATIONSHIPS
As a member of the Northwest Festival Hosting Group, the Hyack Festival Association proudly cultivates meaningful and cherished relationships with festival groups across the Pacific Northwest into the United States. These extraordinary people share with us the common goal to raise spirits through joy, celebration, and togetherness, to ultimately contribute to a boost in mental health within our communities. We feel privileged to be a part of NWFHG.
Festivals - Floats - Friendships
The mission of the Northwest Festival Hosting Group is to promote the member Festivals and to encourage resource sharing between our festivals to enhance the quality and attendance level of each festival event for the benefit of their communities.
This means that each time a NWFHG member holds their festival, all the other festival members send delegations to participate. When the Hyack Festival Association holds our parade at the end of May, we are joined by all the other NWFHG members from BC, Washington and Oregon. They bring their floats, their youth ambassadors, and a delegation from their festival to join in the fun right here in New Westminster. This is why you'll see grand floats from Leavenworth, Portland, Seattle, Olympia, and more. And when they hold their festivals, we take our Hyack float, our ambassadors and our delegation to participate in theirs.
These cross-border relationships have been essential in promoting our cities, our communities, our economies, and most of all, the spirit of our citizens. We are proud to show our American friends just how special our Royal City and her residents are, and we're equally as proud to represent the City of New Westminster when we venture into the USA. As our Hyack Float makes its way along their parade routes, we are greeted with copious cheers and smiles and the warmest of welcomes from the thousands of citizens that line their streets, accompanied by repeated shouts of "We love you, Canada!"...every single time.