An annual summer tradition in Alberta’s capital city is winding its way through downtown Edmonton Friday. The 2016 K-Days Parade will run through the heart of the city from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
More than 100 floats, mascots, horses, antique cars and performers will take to the streets to kick off K-Days.
We’re ready for the k-days parade! See you out there #yeg pic.twitter长沙桑拿/hDat2tJSZ9
— Edmonton Police (@edmontonpolice) July 22, 2016
Two special fire chiefs and heroes together @KDaysyeg breakfast:) catch them in the parade – see you there! pic.twitter长沙桑拿/I3zWCIlO1c
— YEG Mayor’s Office (@YEGMayorOffice) July 22, 2016
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— K-Days (@KDaysyeg) July 22, 2016
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The parade starts at 100 Street and 103 A Avenue and winds its way west along 103 Avenue, south on 107 Street then east along 102 Avenu
There will be road closures and parking restrictions on parade day.
If you can’t watch in person, Global News will air the K-Days Parade on TV on Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The special broadcast can be seen on Global Edmonton, Global Calgary and Global Lethbridge.
Can’t make it to the parade today? Have no fear! @GlobalEdmonton has you covered. @nancyjcarlson ,@KentMGlobal & @mikesobel hosting #ouryeg
— Quinn Ohler (@Quinnohler) July 22, 2016
Crew getting ready for @KDaysyeg parade. @GlobalEdmonton pic.twitter长沙桑拿/qUaKYHtNuj
— Mike Sobel (@mikesobel) July 22, 2016
A birds eye view for our @GlobalEdmonton #KDaysParade hosts @nancyjcarlson @KentMGlobal pic.twitter长沙桑拿/7eOc2AepYJ
— Deb Zinck (@debzinck) July 22, 2016
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We will also livestream the parade on globalnews长沙夜网/edmonton and will be posting video of the event in its entirety online.
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Last year, Northlands began a tradition of honouring deserving Albertans through its Local Heroes Contest in partnership with Global Edmonton.
Winners are recognized in the K-Days Parade and receive a $2,500 donation towards a charity or not-for-profit of their choice. The winners also serve as honorary K-Days Parade marshals.
This year, they include a man who drove back and forth between Edmonton and Fort McMurray to deliver water to first responders during the wildfire, and a six-year-old boy who runs a hot chocolate and ice cream stand to raise money for charity.
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Edmonton transit will be running extra trains on the Capital LRT Line during the weekday and late in the mornings on the weekend. The extended service options will be offered between July 22 and 31.
Bus routes 2, 5, 8, 10, 99, 125, 141, 142, 143, 591 and 577 also take passengers directly to K-Days at Northlands.
The route for the 2016 K-Days Parade in Edmonton.
Tonia Huynh, Global News