Kelowna float claims top prize at Calgary Stampede parade

Kelowna's Ogopogo float was named best overall at the 2019 Calgary Stampede parade. File / Global News

Kelowna’s Spirit of the Lake float has been given the President’s Award for the best overall float in the Calgary Stampede parade.

It beat out 120 other entries to take the top prize.

The float’s Ogopogo, which was outfitted with a Stampede belt buckle and bolo tie, also won Best Municipal Float.

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“The 2019 Calgary Stampede parade was a memorable spectacle, paying tribute to the women of the west and the 100th anniversary of the Victory Stampede and our servicemen and women of the past and present,” said Karen Franco, Calgary Stampede parade committee chairperson.

“I congratulate all of the award winners for adding to another great parade.”

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Parks Canada was honoured with the Most Creative Float as well as the Celebrities’ Choice Award.

The Best Cultural Float went to Alberta’s Thai-Canadian Association.

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