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.