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Vernon Winter Carnival parade lines the streets

It’s the biggest show in town.

The Vernon Winter Carnival parade takes to the streets with more than 100 entries Saturday. Upwards of 15,000 people are expected to take in the fun.

“It’s going to be a spectacular parade,” said Don Gilowski, parade chairperson.

And a critical aspect is the Carnival theme. This year, it’s prehistoric.

“There will be a lot of flames, dinosaurs and meteorites. There will be some cavemen walking around,” said Gilowski.

Floats will profile cultural groups and sports teams while there will be lots of music, including the Vancouver Travelling Band and the Seattle Marching Band.

The parade starts at noon on 27th Street, by W.L. Seaton Secondary and makes its way down to 30th Avenue. From there, it goes down to 31st Street and wraps up at Civic Arena.

Gilowski has some advice for spectators.

“Get there early so you can get a spot out front. It’s usually three or four people deep along the route,” he said.

The 53rd annual Vernon Winter Carnival presented by Fix Auto Collision begins today and runs until Feb. 10.

“There’s complete community involvement,” said Dave Fletcher, Carnival chairperson.

“We focus on families and fun and we are continually bringing Carnival back to family.”

 

 

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