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Record amount of floats in Fort McMurray Canada 150 Parade

PHOTO. Supplied. Country 93.3 celebrates Canada's 150 birthday along with their 44th. Afternoon News Anchor, Melanie Walsh, Summer Cruiser Driver, Camielle DeVos and Morning Host Brad Karp waved to the crowd from their float.

For Canada 150 thousands of people flocked to Franklin Avenue to celebrate the day and take in the 2017 Canada Day parade.

This year there was a record amount of entry’s into the parade with a total of 73 floats, walking groups and vehicles decorated and wishing Canada a happy birthday.

“This year’s parade was a great showcase of our wonderful community on our country’s 150th birthday,” said coordinator Roxanne Andras. “We’d like to say a special thank you to our corporate and community partners, as well as our volunteers who donated their time to help make Canada 150 a success!”


The following four “Best in Parade” float winners were selected from the 73 entrants by volunteer float judges in this year’s parade:

Best Entry Youth Group: 2803 Army Cadets

Best Entry Social/Service Organization: Alberta Forestry and Environment & Parks

Best Entry Commercial Group: Alberta Motor Association (AMA)

Judges’ Choice: YMM Pride Committee and 2018 Alberta Winter Games

The floats were judged based on their eye appeal, originality and spectator reaction.

Each winner receives $500 with the commercial group donating their funds to a local charity of their choice.

You can view photos from the Canada Day Parade online.