Riverboat Daze 2017-1

Epic turnout

Some estimates had the size of the crowd in downtown Slave Lake on Friday evening as high as 2,000 for the Riverboat Daze parade and the Rock the Block street party that followed. Congratulations are in order for the Chamber of Commerce team that shook things up and pulled it off – with a big assist from Mother Nature.

 

Spray us!

 

A bit of pre-parade entertainment, courtesy of a mock drag race between a couple of electric-powered vehicles.

 

Ice cream and street music – an unbeatable combination. Old Devils and Dead Rebels busking on Friday night.

 

Amber Smits goes for a big bite. The food vendors all had line-ups, including the ‘Indian taco’ place.

 

Simon and Garfunkel?

 

The view from the lake. The Riverboat Daze sandsculpture competition, as seen from the fire department rescue boat.

 

Sand sculptures? I’ve got far more important things to do!

 

The Alliance Church’s Saturday morning Riverboat Daze pancake breakfast had the usual good turnout, despite a few sprinkles.

 

Lucky ducks

Gilwood’s Leard Robertson directs a team of youthful volunteers in cleaning up after the Rotary Duck Drop at the golf course. Winners were Jiles Ladouceur, Bobby Auger and Pat Potvin.

 

Team Sphinx, with its….you guessed it. Winners in the Youth category.

 

Have you ever seen a lama….?

Lots of people met one at the petting zoo at the kids’ carnival on Riverboat Daze Saturday in the E.G. Wahlstrom School yard. It was so jam-packed with people sometimes you couldn’t see the animals.

 

Kiddies and grandma enjoying the dragon rollercoaster at this year’ s midway.

 

 

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