Crowds excited to see return of Whoop Up Days parade

The 125th Whoop Up Days festival kicked off with the parade in downtown Lethbridge on Tuesday morning. Thousands of people came out and lined the streets to enjoy a number of the floats and nicely decorated vehicles.

Due to the pandemic, last year’s Whoop Up Days was scaled down and there was no parade.  And the year before that, the entire event was cancelled.  Both participants and spectators alike, are happy to be back to the festivities in full swing. But the biggest celebration within the celebration was amongst the Southern Alberta African Canadian Association, whose float took home the top prize.

This year, there were 88 floats that participated in the Whoop Up Days parade.

Naveen Day

Naveen came to Lethbridge in 2018 with experience in broadcast spanning over 20 years. In Winnipeg, he produced two factual entertainment shows for Shaw and Bell MTS prior to his move to Southern Alberta where he quickly ventured out into the world of journalism at Bridge City News. Naveen has a passion for producing thought-provoking and informative news pieces that answer questions we all have in the back of our minds.

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