PICs – “The Biggest Little Parade in the Peace County” lives up to billing

Grouard Kapawe’no Summer Literacy Camp entered a float. Left-right are Veronica Courtorielle, Maybelle Halcrow and Cherie Supernault.
Grouard Kapawe’no Summer Literacy Camp entered a float. Left-right are Veronica Courtorielle, Maybelle Halcrow and Cherie Supernault.
Jackie Gauchier, left, and Chantelle St. Cyr, wear their traditional Metis sashes while representing Peavine Metis Settlement. The Settlement always enters the parade and makes great effort to highlight their culture.
Jackie Gauchier, left, and Chantelle St. Cyr, wear their traditional Metis sashes while representing Peavine Metis Settlement. The Settlement always enters the parade and makes great effort to highlight their culture.
Miss Rodeo Canada, High Prairie’s own Samantha Stokes, drew loud applause along the parade route. The victim of some unfortunate accidents, it was nice to see her ride. A week or two ago, it was uncertain.
Miss Rodeo Canada, High Prairie’s own Samantha Stokes, drew loud applause along the parade route. The victim of some unfortunate accidents, it was nice to see her ride. A week or two ago, it was uncertain.
The High Prairie Wranglers are a proud part of the Elks Pro Rodeo. Riders practice many hours for months for the grand entry. Their precision riding always draws cheers from the crowd.
The High Prairie Wranglers are a proud part of the Elks Pro Rodeo. Riders practice many hours for months for the grand entry. Their precision riding always draws cheers from the crowd.
The host High Prairie Elks had their beautiful float in the parade. Honoured Royal Lady Verna Ogg is aboard the entry. The Elks have been serving our great country over 100 years.
The host High Prairie Elks had their beautiful float in the parade. Honoured Royal Lady Verna Ogg is aboard the entry. The Elks have been serving our great country over 100 years.
A friendly face, indeed! Nicolet Insurance manager Billie Jean Lines settled in at the back of their western-themed float.
A friendly face, indeed! Nicolet Insurance manager Billie Jean Lines settled in at the back of their western-themed float.
The High Prairie Elks honoured couple Anne Porisky, left, and Carson Porisky for their years of service to the organization and community.
The High Prairie Elks honoured couple Anne Porisky, left, and Carson Porisky for their years of service to the organization and community.
Hgh Prairie’s adopted son, rodeo clown Ricky Ticky Wanchuk, was up to his usual antics. He has been a part of the rodeo for decades.
Hgh Prairie’s adopted son, rodeo clown Ricky Ticky Wanchuk, was up to his usual antics. He has been a part of the rodeo for decades.
Wasn’t that a party! Children aboard the High Prairie Municipal Library’s float had a very good time. Left-right are Dylan Hicks, Hadil Elhasaeri, Halle McLeod and Asil Elhasaeri. Attend the Penny Carnival Wednesday, Aug. 10!
Wasn’t that a party! Children aboard the High Prairie Municipal Library’s float had a very good time. Left-right are Dylan Hicks, Hadil Elhasaeri, Halle McLeod and Asil Elhasaeri. Attend the Penny Carnival Wednesday, Aug. 10!
Jennifer Auger was all smiles while handing out candy for the Grouard Community Association. Her husband, Shawn, is the group's president.
Jennifer Auger was all smiles while handing out candy for the Grouard Community Association. Her husband, Shawn, is the group’s president.
Pleasantview Lodge enters a float in the parade each year and 2016 was no exception. Left-right are hat adorning lodge residents Louisa Park, Theresa Simoneau and Ivy Taylor.
Pleasantview Lodge enters a float in the parade each year and 2016 was no exception. Left-right are hat adorning lodge residents Louisa Park, Theresa Simoneau and Ivy Taylor.
Rodeo royalty passed by along the parade route. Left-right are rodeo queen contestant Brooke Monteith, rodeo contestant Abbey Miller, and current rodeo queen Jessica Lavoie.
Rodeo royalty passed by along the parade route. Left-right are rodeo queen contestant Brooke Monteith, rodeo contestant Abbey Miller, and current rodeo queen Jessica Lavoie.
Everyone loves a mascot; they just add so much good cheer to the parade. Above, Bertie the Beaver entertains.
Everyone loves a mascot; they just add so much good cheer to the parade. Above, Bertie the Beaver entertains.
Peavine Metis Settlement demonstrated its commitment to the Safe Community Program. Left-right are Jade Gauchier and Kassadee Gauchier.
Peavine Metis Settlement demonstrated its commitment to the Safe Community Program. Left-right are Jade Gauchier and Kassadee Gauchier.
Meghan Payne rides her horse while representing the Lesser Slave Watershed Council. She is the council’s executive director.
Meghan Payne rides her horse while representing the Lesser Slave Watershed Council. She is the council’s executive director.
Don’t we all wish! Michael Strebchuk, left, and his son, Lukijan, hand out candy courtesy of the Triangle Pioneer Thresherman’s Association.
Don’t we all wish! Michael Strebchuk, left, and his son, Lukijan, hand out candy courtesy of the Triangle Pioneer Thresherman’s Association.
Nicole Stout, an employee at the High Prairie Liquor Store, had the most comfortable seat in the house along the parade route!
Nicole Stout, an employee at the High Prairie Liquor Store, had the most comfortable seat in the house along the parade route!

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