August 07, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Festivals & Events
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Today from 9:30 to 11:00am the Dawson Creek Visitor Center staff participated in the Dawson Creek Fall Fair Parade. It was a blast! Yes, we were super hot, but all the kids and cheering people made it very fun. The Visitor Center staff and the Art Gallery staff, next door, teamed up and the product was an amazing float that earned us 2nd place! The theme was ‘aliens and tourists’ celebrating 51 years of Dawson Creek with Area 51. The Art Gallery has been working hard for months to prepare the float and costumes. They had green paper mache faces and silver body suits. As for the Visitor Center staff we went home, raided our closes and found shorts, Hawaiian shirts, hats, cameras, socks and sandals. My legs are now very tired from the fourteen odd blocks we walked. But the 2nd place ribbon looks great!
The parade consisted of many horses, some people were riding English but most rode western. There were the most adorable little kids atop some horses, and one miniature horse was even on a float. The floats ranged from small to large tracker-trailers. Many were representing businesses in town while the rest were for clubs in the area, some coming from as far as Beaverlodge, Alberta. Not far in front of our float there were two rodeo trick riders, dressed in pink and standing atop their horses for much if the parade. There was even a chuck wagon on a low-bed being pulled in the parade. All of the clubs, businesses, and local people put tremendous amounts of effort into our small town parade!