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May Days parade a celebration of community

Roby the clown hands out candy to youngsters lined up along the May Days parade route.  - Barry Gerding/Capital News
Roby the clown hands out candy to youngsters lined up along the May Days parade route.
— image credit: Barry Gerding/Capital News

The May Days festivities kicked into full gear this morning with the annual parade down Rutland Road.

Floats and entries representing a wide array of Rutland area businesses and community organizations were represented in the parade, inclluding with the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans colour guard and Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray and other city councillors handing out roses.

The May Days festivities carry on today with the West Coast Amusements midway, from noon to 10 p.m. tonight and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, and entertainment today features a country music theme with the performers including Cowboy Bob, Old Time Fiddlers, Dianne Wirtz and Bill Chernoff.

Sunday on the entertainment stage will see a multicultural theme on display featuring the Hawaiian/Polynesian Dancers, Highland Thistle Dancers and Okanagan Sikh Temple Bhangra dancers.

The Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast will also go tomorrow, running from 9 to 11 a.m.

Admission to the May Days fairgrounds is $2/person for 13 and over, and free for 12 and under.

 

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