Canadian pride was evident in Armstrong and Spallumcheen.
Businesses were honoured in a people’s choice vote during the Fly Your Pride decorating contest, part of the Countdown to Canada Day Celebrations.
Winners were announced at Canada Day celebrations in Memorial Park July 1.
The Bargain Bin (not-for-profit, employees five-to-10);
The Armstrong Boys and Girls Club (not-for-profit, employees over 10);
Tuckers Restaurant (business, under five employees);
VantageOne Credit Union (business, five-to-10 employees);
Valley First Financial & Insurance Services (business, over 10 employees).
Honourable mention went to Lather Up Canada, Royal LePage, Cuts on the Boulevard, The Bargain Bin, The Brown Derby Café, Frugal Frocks and the Okanagan Advertiser.
Sponsors for the contest included The Morning Star, Okanagan Advertiser, Your Country News, JJ’s Pizza and Armstrong Spallumcheen Celebrate Canada committee.
A People’s Choice vote was also used to determine the winner of the Fly Your Pride photo contest, where the theme was Waving the Flag.
Karen Johansen was the winner and had her photo on display at the Canada Day information tent.
Final Touch Framing and the committee sponsored the photo contest.
And the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre hosted a Canada Day scavenger hunt, where teams had to scour the community to answer 14 questions about the area before heading back to the visitor centre.
Teams then had to answer a skill testing question and perform one final task.
Team Mario, consisting of Benjamin Johnson, grandma and papa, was the winning team. The winners received Canada Day T-shirts.