Gabriel Funnell, 14, of the Armstrong 4H Swine Club has a rest with his 379 pound pig White Spot after showing him at the Interior Provincial Exhibition Wednesday in Armstrong. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Another large crowd at the IPE

A total of 22,584 people passed through the gate Thursday at the Armstrong fair

It was another busy day at the Interior Provincial Exhibition.

A total of 22,584 people passed through the gate Thursday at the Armstrong fair.

“Everything went well,” said Yvonne Paulson, general manager, adding that the attendance for the same day in 2016 was 22,574 people.

One of the highlights Thursday, was the celebrations for Canada’s 150th birthday.

“We had all sorts of dance groups and constant revolving of people at the celebrations all day,” said Paulson.

“People were singing O Canada and holding hands.”

Large crowds are expected today and until Sunday, when the fair officially wraps up.

On Saturday, the annual IPE parade will make its way through the streets of downtown Armstrong.

“It will be a big parade, there’s lots of entries,” said Paulson.