Silliness takes over the streets - Metro US

Silliness takes over the streets

Kids and the young-at heart lined Whyte Avenue to partake in a little Canadian silliness on Thursday.

The 23rd annual Silly Summer Parade, hosted by the Old Strathcona Foundation, marched through town as part of citywide celebrations on Canada Day.

Parade marchers in red blowing bubbles, teams of gymnasts, and even a spooky funeral car, were amongst the participants in the parade, which made its way from 78 Avenue and 106 Street to Whyte Avenue.

“My favourite was the (Indian) dancers,” said Julie Mercer, 22, attending the event for the first time.

“I went down … since I have never seen the parade (and) it looked like everyone involved was having a lot of fun.”

The entries were all judged based on their varying levels of silliness, and the top three entries were all rewarded cash prizes though the winners were not yet announced.

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