Integris Credit Union took home a first place ribbon for best Commercial entry with their throwback to the days of free love and flower power. Pictured: Melanie Painter and Evelyn Bell. Raven Nyman photo.

Annual parade showcases ‘Transportation Through the Ages’

Clinton’s parade took place on May 25 with a live Pipe band and plenty of rain

This year, Clinton’s annual parade showcased “Transportation Through the Ages” with a wide variety of creative floats and entries.

The Saturday morning of the Village’s famous May Ball rodeo weekend began with the parade down Clinton’s main street: Highway 97.

Parade Committee co-chair Christine Rivett said that although bands are not easy to come by these days, co-chair Yvette May was able to secure one for the parade this year.

“Yvette’s been working on that for the past two years,” said Rivett.

The Mill Girl Follies Can-Can troupe rode through town Saturday morning on a chariot styled after ancient Egyptian times, while cowgirls and cowboys rode their horses instead. Others, such as Clinton’s Mayor Susan Swan, cruised the streets in classic cars.

The Revelstoke Highlanders Pipe Band kept the crowd entertained with live music while parade participants handed out plenty of free candy.

After the parade, the streets of Clinton stayed busy as families and visitors stopped by David Stoddart School’s sidewalk fundraiser, Beef in a Bun. The 2019 graduation class sold Beef in a Bun across from Integris Credit Union for $7 a piece.

Related: Cloud cover couldn’t dampen rodeo spirits during ‘May Ball’ weekend

Former mayor Jim Rivett judged this year’s parade entries and Roland Higginbottom returned as parade marshall.

The winner in the category for Best Bike, 4-wheeler, Wagon, or Automobile was Rory Zigarlic, who entered 3 vintage cars. Lionel Folsy won first place for the Most Original parade entry with his large replica of the Bismarck battle ship.

The Mill Girl Follies can-can troupe took home second place for their creative reed barge on the Nile, complete with “haram ladies”.

Integris Credit Union took home a first place ribbon for best Commercial entry with their throwback to the days of free love and flower power.

The Mill Girl Follies also won first place in the Best Costume category.

The Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band won first place in the Best Out of Town category, while the Golden Spike Can Can Dancers Association took home second place.

Christine Surakka took home the first place Equestrian ribbon, while the Clinton Seniors Association was awarded first place in the Non Profit category for their antique doctors buggy which was pulled by a modern day tractor. The Seniors Association also won first place for Best in Theme.

Clinton’s Minor Soccer Association won second place in the Non Profit category.

Lyla Lougheed won the first place ribbon for the Best Youth category (ages 12 and under), while Weston Lougheed took home a second place ribbon for his participation in the parade.


raven.nyman@100milefreepress.net

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Tara Astle and daughter Addie Astle rode their bikes in Clinton’s annual parade. Raven Nyman photo.

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