Royal Tyrrell takes top prize at Stam­pede Pa­rade

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

The Royal Tyrrell Mu­seum came home from the Cal­gary Stam­pede Pa­rade win­ners.

Their float, which Drumheller res­i­dents had a sneak peek at the Canada Day Pa­rade won the Best Over­all Pa­rade En­try, the Pres­i­dent’s Tro­phy and Most Cre­ative En­try at this year’s Cal­gary Stam­pede.

Car­rie Ann Lunde, head of mar­ket­ing at the Tyrrell, said the float was spear­headed by her depart­ment and the orig­i­nal con­cept came from for­mer ex­hibit de­signed by Taryn Cas­sidy. War­ren Ni­chols and Luke Web­ster ran with the de­sign to cre­ate its unique look.

About 15 staff ac­com­pa­nied the float on the pa­rade route. Lunde said the staff came from ev­ery depart­ment at the mu­seum and it was a great way to build ca­ma­raderie and spirit. The day be­fore the pa­rade the Tyrrell’s float was se­lected to be dis­played along Stephen Av­enue Mall, and staff had a great op­por­tu­nity to in­ter­act with passersby. The last time the Tyrrell had an en­try in the Cal­gary Stam­pede Pa­rade was in 2014. It won sec­ond place in the non­profit cat­e­gory.

The Royal Tyrrell Mu­seum won the Best Over­all Pa­rade En­try, the Pres­i­dent’s Tro­phy and the Most Cre­ative En­try at the Cal­gary Stam­pede Pa­rade last Fri­day.

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