100 Mile House Western Week Parade slated for May 21

Organizers looking for entries and decorated store fronts

The women who have taken over some 100 Mile House events are looking for entries for the upcoming Western Week Parade slated for May 21 and starting at 10 a.m.

Cheralyn Gent and Kristy Anderson have some experience on parades after jumping in to organize last year’s Santa Claus Parade when they heard the event was going to be cancelled.

“We are looking for entries for the Western Week Parade, Gent says,

adding “animals and mascots are a big hit with the kids.”

The floats will gather at Save-On-Foods parking lot before travelling up Birch Avenue to Fifth Street. Then it will turn left up Fifth Street to the former 100 Mile House Junior Secondary where participants will be able to pack up.

“We also want to encourage the merchants of 100 Mile House to decorate their store fronts during Western Week to get into the rodeo spirit.”

Prizes will be awarded for the best float.

Deadline for parade entries is May 18, at 8 p.m.

For more information call Gent at 250-644-0691, or Anderson at 250-706-3556, or e-mail 100milecommunityevents@gmail.com.