LETHBRIDGE – The Whoop-Up Days parade is a summer time tradition in Lethbridge and the 2014 edition did not disappoint.
Floats filled with colourful characters wound their way through downtown Lethbridge on Tuesday, starting at Park Place Mall and ending on 9th Avenue North.
Police Chief Tom McKenzie acted as this year’s honorary parade marshal. He’s a 37-year veteran of the force, but is retiring this October.
Hundreds of people lined the parade route to get the best view of a full line-up of entries, but only the following took home hardware:
- Grand Aggregate Award
Stirling Haunted Mansion Railway Park
- Best Large Commercial Entry
- Best Small Commercial Entry
D-Lease and Rentals
- Best Community Organization
Lethbridge & District Pro-Life
- Best Visiting Entry
City of Kelowna “Spirit of the Lake”
- Best Children & Youth Organization
Serendipity Child Care
- Best Historical Entry
Galt #8 Mine Historical Society
- Best Equine Entry
Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association
- Comic & Novelty
Lethbridge Comic Con
- Most Entertaining Entry
Lethbridge Firefighters Pipe and Drums
All entries are judged in the marshalling area prior to the parade.