Sea of red and white highlights parade

Kinuso and area stepped to the plate once again June 30 as it hosted its annual parade, held in conjunction with the Spruce Point Park Rodeo. Around 40 entries paraded down Main Street to hundreds of spectators, many of them eager children ready to scoop up candy and prizes from many of the floats. Being the day before Canada Day, a heavy theme of Canadiana was present, with many floats decorated in red and white. Other floats chose to honour such iconic Canadians such as Shania Twain and Stompin’ Tom Connors. Even the iconic beaver decided to play the guitar! Unfortunately, a prize winners list was not available from the source at press time.

Home Hardware’s float displayed Canadian colours. Above, Chris Matin is ready to drive. Danielle Hutchinson, 14, wears her Canada shirt.

The Kinusayo Museum used a Canadian icon and made a musician out of him. Riding with the beaver is Khloe Scotton, 9.

Vrooooom! Don’t get in this young speedster’s way along the parade route. Sawyer Reade, 2, entered in the individual category.

Taylor Saitz, 9, chose a lofty and comfortable perch to hand out candy at the parade atop the Korner Kitchen’s float.

A busy schedule did allow for a break for Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee to attend along with Panda Mike.

The All Acceleration Trick Riders impressed! Left-right are Keely Wamsteeken of Grande Prairie, and Mackenzie Calhoon of High Prairie.

Conor Hutchinson, 11, killed two birds with one stone aboard the Home Hardware float. He dressed as rootin’ tootin’ cowboy for the Spruce Point Park Rodeo, while the float itself dazzled with red and white balloons for Canada Day.

Beach balls were popular gifts along the parade route. Left-right are ATCO’s Tanya Curtis, and guests Ethan Beaupre and Luke Graling.

Heather Boisvert heads west [the parade route, actually] aboard the Central Slave Lake Agricultural Society entry.

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