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.