Monday December 6, 2010

Feature Story

Everyone Loves A Parade

BIA helps Chilliwack "Experience the Magic" 

Craig Hill/Voice photos      




These kids were feeling the magic on the packed the Rona train float in the "Experience The Magic" Christmas parade.


he next best thing to being in a parade is watching one. The Chilliwack Downtown Business Improvement Association held it's annual Chilliwack Ford Parade of Lights & Sound on Saturday, Dec 4. Thousands of people shrugged off freezing temps to watch about 70 floats roll through downtown Chilliwack.


The following is a list of parade float trophy winners courtesy of the Downtown Business Improvement Association.


Catgegory A

1. Best Overall First Place - Chilliwack School of Performing Arts trophy sponsored by Ken's Tire and Wheel.

2. Best Overall Second Place - Liquidation World.

3. First Timer First Place - Quick Shot Logistics Ltd. & Visscher Gazebos. Trophy sponsored by Masonic Order.

4. First Timer Second Place - Grimestoppers Cleaning Service.

5. Creativity First Place - MADD Upper Fraser Valley. Trophy sponsored by Agassiz Ready Mix.

6. Creativity Second Place - Landmark Realty.


Category B

1. Best Use of Music and Lights First Place - Amix Salvage and Sales. Trophy sponsored by Chilliwack Lions Club.

2. Best Use of Music and Lights Second Place - Best Shredding.

3. Small Commercial First Place - Valley Outdoor Design and Maintenance. Trophy sponsored by Gerry Enns Contracting.

4. Small Commercial Second Place - Johnston's.

5. Vehicle First Place - Wally's Autobody Ltd. Trophy sponsored by Chilliwack Ford.

6. Vehicle Second Place - Duke of Dublin Two.

7. Youth First Place - Fraser Valley Distance Education School. Trophy sponsored by Sutton Group.

8. Youth Second Place - Chilliwack HRC Lighthouse Youth.

9. Open First Place - Fusion Athletic Cheer. Trophy sponsored by The Chilliwack Progress.

10. Open Second Place - Sudden Impact Paddling Club.

11. Clubs & Associations First Place - Cascade Christian School. Trophy sponsored by Dairy Queen.

12. Clubs & Associations Second Place - Chilliwack Hospice Society.

13. Large Commercial First Place - Kel-More Enterprises. Trophy supplied by Hofstede's County Barn.

14. Large Commercial Second Place - PriceSmart Foods & Wally's Autobody Ltd.