Popular parade results in road closures

Presented by the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce, the Interior Provincial Exhibition parade is Saturday Aug. 30

Presented by the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce, the Interior Provincial Exhibition parade is Saturday Aug. 30,  beginning at 10 a.m. sharp.

The parade this year features a salute to 100 years of 4H in B.C. and it promises to be fun for all.

More than 90 entries have been accepted to date, including community, business, bands, equestrian units, floats, mascots, animal units and vintage vehicles.

Viewing area for the parade is along Pleasant Valley Road beginning at Memorial Park through to the corner of Smith Drive and Rosedale Avenue. Although entries will continue along Rosedale to Pleasant Valley to disband, this is not a viewing area for the parade.

The best viewing bet is to take advantage of the green space at  Memorial Park and along Pleasant Valley Road across from Armstrong Collison and Armstrong Bottle Depot.

A reminder that access into downtown Armstrong will be very limited during the parade.

Visitors are asked to be in town before road closures begin at 9:30 a.m.

Can’t get into town before 9:30 a.m? Please use alternate routes via Otter Lake and/or Lansdowne Roads.

Avoid the closures and come early. The IPE entry gates open at 7:30 a.m. Come early, get a parking spot, enjoy breakfast at one of the local eateries  and then watch the parade before heading to the fair.

For more information contact the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce at 546-8155 or e-mail staff@aschamber.com.