The 59th annual Little Britches weekend brings people, rain or shine, from near and far to enjoy the various events planned, including the always popular Little Britches Rodeo.
Hank Leeferink, who organizes the Little Britches Parade, said the event always shows community support within the town of High River.
Cowboys and cowgirls are invited to High River’s downtown core on Saturday, May 20, for the annual parade at 10 a.m. with events to follow. Rodeo festivities are set to run both Saturday and Sunday, beginning at noon. According to the High River Agricultural Society’s Justin Ament, efforts will be made to host the event outdoors in the large stadium, weather permitting.
This year, the annual parade will honour the 187 Foothills Air Cadet Squadron. Leeferink explained the parade will also pay homage to Canada’s 150th birthday.
Activities, such as the River of Music festival, which will be held in various locations around downtown; Taste of Cultural High River, which will be held for the first time at the Highwood Memorial Centre; and beef on a bun, courtesy of the Highwood Lions Club, are returning for the weekend. The High River Kinsmen and Citizens on Patrol are among many volunteers involved in the event.
The Teamsters Sound Stage will also be located near the Museum of the Highwood.
Notre Dame Collegiate will perform as the parade’s house band. However, marching bands from Calgary are still slated to attend.
The Little Britches weekend is sure to bring residents and visitors together from May 20 to 21 while showcasing High River.