The Rimbey parade, to be held July 14 at 11 a.m., will receive royal treatment this year.
The Red Deer Royals Marching Show Band will take part in the parade, and their appearance will, no doubt, add color and pizzazz to the small town event, not to mention music well worth listening to.
Director Rob Goring said approximately 98 members of the Royals will come to Rimbey.
“We try to take part in parades that are within an hour from Red Deer,” he said. “We are looking forward to coming to Rimbey. We’re happy to be participating.”
Band members range in age from 11 to 21 and represent 20 schools throughout the area traveling from as far south as Carstairs, north to Edmonton and west to Caroline.
The band is made up of woodwinds, brass, percussion and a colorguard.
Recreation director Rick Kreklewich is pleased the Royals are taking part in the parade, and encourages local entrants as well.
The parade will begin at the field behind the Rimbey high school and proceed down 52nd and onto Main Street and travel to the front of Rimbey Manor before ending up back at the high school.
Cheryl Jones, administrator for the Rimbey Historical Society, said several trucks and tractors from the International Truck Museum will participate and town dignitaries will ride in the 1912 Autowagon. The autowagon has participated in the Ponoka Stampede and the Donalda 100th anniversary celebration.
Registration forms for the parade are available on line at www.rimbey.com under important notices
Red Deer Royals to march in Rimbey parade and also at the recreation office located in the Rimbey Community Centre.
The parade will begin at the field behind Rimbey high school and proceed down 52nd and onto main street and travel to the front of Rimbey Manor before ending up back at the high school.
Following the parade, hotdogs, smokies and all the delicious fixings will be served at the Beatty House at around 11:30 a.m.