Family parade at the Fall Fair

The Family Parade at the North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo was well attended

Always a crowd favorite is the annual family parade held on the Sunday of the Labour Day weekend. Participants make their way from Barriere Secondary to the Fall Fair grounds.

The Family Parade at the North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo was well attended with approximately 60 people this year, with many very original floats and costumes.  Dogs, horses, calves, goats and kids were escorted by their families and friends with a nice progression into the fair grounds.  Bikes and wagons and strollers and scooters were decorated and carried kids of all ages.  Prizes were awarded at the Fall Fair Stage and prize money was handed out. There were five special ribbons awarded and each recipient was awarded $25 in prize money.

The Family Parade is sponsored by the Thompson Valley Players.  The winners of the special ribbons in no particular order were; Alexis Amos on her decked out horse “Peanut” both complete with angel wings, The Magic Pumpkin Princess Wagon with some adorable princesses and their escorts were Claire and Paige Arcand, Tessa, Jeremy and Cameron Salle and Kaylee and Isabella, The Pretty in Pink motorized go cart with a cute little visitor to Barriere Illianna Realff, The Rainer Rascals Ty, Joy, Amelia, and Emily did an amazing job representing the Rainer Farm and last but not least, the Stutt Troll Wagon with their enthusiastic group of goats and Tory and Reigan Lenton.  We congratulate all the families who took time out and put in some impressive little floats and lots of amazing costumes.  Honorable mention goes to Erica Edward, Aiden and Liam Murphy, Karter, and Kally Christiansen.  We would like to thank of all of the wonderful  people who helped out and participated in this costumed parade.  Thank you to our newly appointed Ambassadors, Jenna Zietov, Cherie Witts, Kendall Mckay, and Vannessa Balatti who did the hard job of judging the parade.   After their fantastic job of judging was over, they led the happy crowd to the fair grounds.  Fun was had by all and after seeing all the creative work that was put in to participating The Thompson Valley Players can’t wait to see what happens next year!


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