Fri­day is Parade Day

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail filephoto

This Fri­day is parade day, one of Drumheller’s long stand­ing Canada Day tra­di­tions. How­ever, to en­joy it to the fullest, there are a few things to re­mem­ber.

This year the theme to the Drumheller and Dis­trict Cham­ber of Com­merce’s Parade is “Drumheller through the Ages.” An im­por­tant de­tail to note is that this year they have changed the route of the parade. It will muster and take off from the neigh­bor­hood of River­side, but will conclude along Rail­way Av­enue. This will hope­fully al­le­vi­ate con­ges­tion near the Drumheller Memo­rial Arena fol­low­ing the parade.

Be­cause of the length of the parade, there are myr­iad of places to take in all the ac­tion. The parade be­gins wind­ing through the val­ley at 10 a.m. so it is a good idea to stake your claim early. Please be re­spect­ful of prop­erty own­ers. A great way to start the day is with a hearty break­fast, and the Kins­men Club of Drumheller is host­ing its an­nual free pan­cake break­fast at River­side Value Drug Mart.

Be­fore head­ing on to the parade route a few good things to re­mem­ber is to bring lots of water and make sure you lock up be­fore leav­ing home.

For the lit­tle ones, make sure they have a bath­room break be­fore leav­ing home and make sure they have hats and sun­screen. Rain is rare at Drumheller’s Canada Day Parade, but be pre­pared nonethe­less.

The Canada Day parade is all about fun, so make sure you clap, cheer and have a ball. Also, be aware the parade has an­i­mals and ve­hi­cles, so keep an eye on younger rev­el­ers.

Once the parade is com­plete, the day has only just be­gun. There are ac­tiv­i­ties through­out the val­ley see page A5 for com­plete de­tails. Be­fore head­ing out for the day how­ever please be cour­te­ous and clean up your area.

En­joy your Canada Day and have fun!

The parade is one of the high­lights of Drumheller’s Canada Day cel­e­bra­tions. Be pre­pared to have a great time.

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