Spectators flock to annual parade in downtown Nanaimo
The results are in for the best entries into the 147th annual Empire Days Parade.
Best Commercial Float – WestJet; runner-up: Island Savings.
Best Non-commercial Float – Cowichan Lake’s Lady of the Lake; runners-up: Colliery Dams Preservation Society and Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society.
Best Classic Car – Shrine Club; runners-up: Old English Car Club and Classic Car.
Best Motorized Car – Eastern Star Jobs Daughters; runner-up: Mid Island Vintage Tractors.
Best Animal Presentation – Nanaimo Kennel Club; runner-up: St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs.
Best Cultural Presentation – Nanaimo Filipino Canadian Association; runner-up: Vancouver Island Visagon Association.
Best Children’s Presentation – Candy Crushers Junior Roller Derby.
Best Service Club – Nanaimo Search and Rescue.
Best Comic – Auntie Bobbie; runner-up: Balloon Man.
Best Military Band – Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Amphion.
High School Marching Band – Burnaby North Vikings marching band; runner-up: Kentlake High School marching band.
Best Community Marching Band – Nanaimo Concert Band.
Best Pipe Band – Pacific Gael Pipe Band.
Best Drill Team – B.C. Provincial Honour Guard.