Canada Pa­rade 101

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

This Satur­day 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 Cana­di­ana to mark Canada’s 150th birth­day.

An im­por­tant de­tail to note is mak­ing sure know the route. 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 to 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.

Also don’t for­get to grab this week’s is­sue of The Drumheller Mail, and bring along the pull out Canada Day Flag. If a pho­tog­ra­pher from The Mail cap­tures your im­age and it’s pub­lished in next week’s pa­per you are the win­ner of a new bi­cy­cle.

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!


Don’t for­get to bring your Drumheller Mail Canada Day Flag to the pa­rade and dis­play it loud and proud for your chance to win a bi­cy­cle.

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