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Spirit of Okotoks a timeless event

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The annual Spirit of Okotoks Weekend Parade Day on June 21 is a highlight in Okotoks and this year’s theme is “Friendly Big Town.”

Organized by the Town of Okotoks, the parade features colourful floats, antique cars, bands, clowns, horseback riders and bicycles travelling down the town’s main street from the business park to the downtown core.

The event always features some of the top sports organizations in the foothills, including the Okotoks Jr. Oilers hockey club and the Okotoks Jr. Raiders lacrosse team, among many others.

Start the day off right with a pancake breakfast in the Sears parking lot on McRae Street in downtown Okotoks, hosted by the Okotoks Lions Club in conjunction with the town, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Then get your lawn chair set up for the parade, which starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 and usually lasts one hour.

The Children’s Festival gets underway right after the parade at Ethel Tucker Centennial Park, featuring great family entertainment.

The fundraising committee for the Fieldhouse in Aldersyde will also be holding a 24-hour soccer game during the Spirit of Okotoks weekend.

To learn more call the Town of Okotoks 403-938-8950.

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