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REPORTING · 8th August 2012
Walter McFarlane
[Watch the parade here]

Terrace Celebrated Riverboat Days on Saturday, August 4th with the Riverboat Days Parade. The parade was long this year with many floats, marchers and vehicles. There were also many delays in the parade, stretching it to over an hour in length.

Each of the floats was judged from in front of Shoppers Drug Mart and the winners were announced after the parade at the Royal Canadian Legion.

The winners for Commercial Businesses were: 3rd: Northern Savings Credit Union.

2nd: Hawkair and 1st: Imaginarium.

The winners for Non Commercial entrants were: 3rd: Skeena Diversity Society, Nisga’a First Nations Health and 1st: Gituenksihluk Elders.

For Vehicles, the winners were: 3rd: Kleanza Consulting, 2nd: Arlene Johnson’s Model A Classic Car and 1st: Terrace Aquatic Centre.

There were two winners for the bands. 2nd went to the Terrace Pipe Band and 1st went to the Nisga’a National Band.

There were two winners for Dancers. 2nd went to Gitmaxmakay Dancers and 1st went to Bhangra Dancers.

Best overall, the judges choice award went to the Portuguese Club.
Comment by Janice Robinson on 16th August 2012
I enjoyed the festivities, music and the food.
Why were there such huge gaps between parade entries? Also... bands, drum groups and dancers paraded up to the judges' platform and played their little hearts out. Viewers within a block either-side of that platform were merely exposed to smiling, sweating walkers.

I make myself scarce when I see the fire trucks a-coming, as no one appreciates getting fired, on with toy water guns, by their kids.

It was good to see a Nisga'a drum/dance group from Prince Rupert (the parade capitol of the North). Who forgot your banner?!
Great Video Coverage
Comment by terry on 13th August 2012
That was great getting to watch the whole parade after not being able to catch it first hand. Thanks for going to the trouble to provide this for us ! Great Video Coverage.