2018’s first prize float by the Revelstoke Rod and Gun Club fires up its engine at the parade’s courthouse starting point. (Nathan Kunz/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke wishes Canada a happy 151 with annual Canada Day Parade

Revelstokians wished Canada a happy 151st birthday on Sunday with the city’s annual Canada Day Parade.

Following heavy showers in the morning, the parade found a gap in the weather to avoid a literal “raining on the parade” as floats and other vehicles made their way through the city.

Grand Marshall Carlo Rogano led the pack from the parade’s starting point of the courthouse. The march then followed its usual route, rolling down 1 Street before turning off at Mackenzie Avenue.

Crowds cheered and wishes of “happy Canada day” rang out as they group made their way towards the parades end at Queen Elizabeth Park for a party complete with cake and live music.

The Revelstoke Rod and Gun Club took the first prize ribbon for their fish-and-airplane float, edging out strong competition from the North Okanagan Mini Car Unit’s fez hat trailer and Wild Blue Yonder’s river pirate ship.

Check out photos from Sunday’s parade below.

 

The Parks Canada team, complete with mascot Parka the beaver, prepare for their march down 1 Street prior to the parade. (Nathan Kunz/Revelstoke Review)

A group of patriotic Canadians gather along the parade route for a front-lawn party during the parade. (Nathan Kunz/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Local Food Initiative team members march along the route dressed as a variety of produce items. (Nathan Kunz/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke River Pirates from Wild Blue Yonder Rafting Adventures sail along the route atop their pirate ship float. (Nathan Kunz/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke spectators gathered along McKenzie Ave. to take in the days festivities as the parade heads into its homestretch. (Nathan Kunz/Revelstoke Review)

A member of the North Okanagan Mini Car Unit zigs and zags up 1 St. during Sunday’s parade. (Nathan Kunz/Revelstoke Review)

Just Posted

RCMP inspecting trucks along Trans Canada

They are emphasising that all commercial trucks on Highway 1 must carry chains during winter

Beyond the Blues event coming to Revelstoke

Annual mental health awareness event will have a new cannabis use screening tool

Columbia Basin Trust announces grant for technology upgrades

The deadline for organizations to apply is Dec. 17

CONTEST: New year, new you

KimXO has partnered with Black Press Media and Third Space for a brand new contest

Revelstoke Hospice Society recognizes National Bereavement Day today

Perhaps you were unaware of the national day we have to dedicate… Continue reading

VIDEO: B.C. legislature clerk, sergeant at arms suspended for criminal investigation

Clerk of the House Craig James, Sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz on administrative leave

Former NHL player and coach Dan Maloney dies at 68

Maloney coached the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets

Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation

Otter makes a snack out of koi fish in Vancouver Chinese garden

Staff say the otter has eaten at least five fish

Police aim to prevent retaliation after Hells Angel found dead under B.C. bridge

IHIT confirms Chad Wilson, 43, was the victim of a ‘targeted’ homicide

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

B.C. lumber mills struggle with shortage of logs, price slump

Signs of recovery after U.S. market swings, industry executive says

25% of Canadians still won’t say they use pot, survey says

Statistics Canada poll says Canadians on average were 18.9 years old when they first tried pot.

Canucks’ 50/50 jackpot expected to surpass $1 million

The guaranteed prize for one lucky winner will be $500,000 minimum when Vancouver hosts LA Nov 27

Most Read