Thousands of spectators lined downtown Terrace streets to see this year’s Riverboat Days Legion Parade on Saturday.
The parade began at 11 a.m. at City Hall on Eby Street and wound down to Lakelse Avenue before it headed back up toward the Terrace Legion for a family barbecue and results presentation afterwards.
People saw over 50 entries float down Lakelse Avenue this year, with newcomers including the Nerf Battlefield Club, Miss Teen Canada 4th Princess, Unique Woodworking and Kincolith Chuga-Lugs.
It took around an hour and a half for all the floats to make their way through to the end. Parade chair Joyce Bradley said they’re expecting a similar turnout to last year’s count of 13,000 people.
“I came up in the lead police car and it’s amazing,” said Bradley, who has chaired the parade for the last 27 years. “That’s the best part of the parade is driving up and you see all these people out there.”
Afterwards, judges awarded cash prizes to the top three floats in several categories at the Terrace Legion.
The best overall went to the Terrace Portuguese Community.
Terrace Filipino Canadian Association won in the Non-Commercial category, with Kitselas First Nation in second place and Lakelse Dragon Boat Society in third.
CityWest won the Commercial category, followed by the Nerf Battlefield Club in second place and Capit in third.
The Terrace Bhangra Club won first place in Dance Groups and Bands category this year with Art in Motion in second and the Majageleehl (Flower of the Nass Valley) Nisga’a Marching Band in third.
An honourable mention was given to the Terrace Special Olympics branch.
More photos from the parade below: