Parade an exciting spectacle with 71 entries- by Steve Dills, Sylvan Lake News
1D1: Wasn't that a parade with all those floats, all those bands, all those horses. And the people, walking and riding, waving and cheering.
1D2: Crowds lined the streets and children waited patiently for candy which was handed out along the route. We'd conservatively estimate several thousand people saw the 45 minute long parade. And Mother Nature co-operated by holding off the rain with just a few light drops as the fire trucks at the end of the parade neared Lakeshore Drive.
1D3: More Parade of the Century - Brenda Dale, chairperson of the Sylvan Centennial committee, found time to march in the parade playing saxophone with Red Deer Community Adult Marching Band.
1D4: Descendants of Oscar and Ida Hilman, who arrived in the Sylvan area in 1911, won second place in the best Centennial theme-family category for their parade participation. Besides those riding there was a large contingent of family members who walked behind.
1D5: Sylvan Lake Lions collected donations of loose change for diabetics. Lion Fred Johannson paused as a young girl tossed in a toonie.
1D6: As members of the Nabors float walked along the parade route distributing candy, more of the parade stretched east along 47th Avenue for close to a mile.
1D7: Happy 100 Birthday Sylvan Lake read the sign at Alliance Community Church as Innisfail Legion Pipe Band marched past during the parade June 15.
1D8: The float by Sylvan Lake Seniors' Association took first place in the adult community organization category. STEVE DILLS PHOTOS - July 4, 2013
1D9: Flying high - Aden Robinson of Arashi Do Martial Arts showed off his skills during Sylvan Lake's Parade of the Century. STUART FULLARTON - July 4, 2013
1D10: Sylvan Lake certainly presented a fantastic display for our Centennial celebration of 1913 Days. There were 71 entries. Winners in the Centennial parade were):
1D10/11: Best Centennial theme - family - Mattson family with 1958 John Deere, Hilman family established 1911 and the buggy with long time residents Dale and Shirley Mannix, Shirley Pickering and Rev. John Yoos.
1D12: Adult community organization - Sylvan Lake Seniors Association, Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce and Sylvan Spirit of Yuletide Festival/Arrow Excavating.
1D13: Municipality float - Town of Sylvan Lake - Sylvan Lake's new float participated in its first parade and won top spot in the municipality float category. The float was created by local artist Shane Seib. STEVE DILLS - June 20, 2013
1D14: Best Antique Vehicle, oldest - 1946 GMC Coe owned by Greg Garson, 1928 Pontiac Model 6 by Toastmasters Sylvan's Slick Speakers, and 1928 red Model A
1D15: Popular Mascot Sparky and local RCMP member entertained spectators along the parade route; followed by Mayor Susan Samson in an open convertible
Other winning entries included - Children community organization - Lakeside Go Carts, Sylvan Lake Municipal Library and Arashi-Do Sylvan Lake; Best Centennial theme - City of Red Deer; Best commercial float - Tenaris, Squeaky Clean and Falcon Homes; Riding - Alberta Friesian Horse Association. - June 20, 2013
22 items - photographs and cutlines of the 1913 Days Parade for the Sylvan Lake Centennial in 2013