While racers in the Great International World Championship Bathtub Race set near-record times this year, participants in the Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society’s Sailpast on Wheels Parade took their time on the streets of downtown, showing the crowd a good time.
Best in parade results included:
Best overall entry – Kirkwood Youth Dance Company.
Best theme entry – Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada, first; Island Savings, second.
Best tubber entry – No. 014, Bat Racing, first; No. 157, Collins Family Race Team, second; No. 006, Jamie Garcia and Securiguard, third.
Best children’s entry – Kirkwood Youth Dance Company, first; St. Paul’s Anglican Church, second.
Best musical entry – Braeden Marshall Rock Trio, first; Pipes and Drums of the Pacific Gael Pipes, second; Shriners Morocco Band, third.
Most zaniest entry – Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association – Discover Downtown Nanaimo.
Best commercial entry – Dominion Lending Centres Van Isle, first; Nurse Next Door Home Health Care, second.
Best community entry – Quality Foods, first; Nanaimo Empire Days Society – May Queen, second; Spirit and Intent Bathtub Racing, third.
Best fraternal entry – Canadian Navy bus, first; Albert Head – air cadets band, second.
Best auto entry – From A to Zebra, first; Mid-Island ATV Club, second.
Honorable mention – AALL Tech Transmission; ABC Precast and Ready Mix; Westwood Power and Marine.