Parade marches into Armstrong

Presented by the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce, the IPE parade begins at 10 a.m. Sept. 5.

Large crowds are expected to line the streets of Armstrong for the Interior Provincial Exhibition parade.

Presented by the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce, the parade begins at 10 a.m. Sept. 5.

“This year, it will be a Party ‘til the Cows Come Home theme, celebrating the IPE dairy division and it promises to be fun for all,” said Patti Noonan, chamber executive director.  “More than 90 entries have been accepted to date – community, business, bands, equestrian units, floats, mascots, animal units and vintage vehicles.”

The viewing area for the parade is along Pleasant Valley Road beginning at Memorial  Park to the corner of Smith Drive and Rosedale Avenue.

“Take advantage of the green space at Memorial Park and along Pleasant Valley Road across from Armstrong Collison and Armstrong Bottle Depot,” said Noonan.

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.,” said Noonan. “If you are coming to town after 9:30 a.m., use the alternate routes via Otter Lake or Lansdowne roads.”