Pick Of The Day (Tomorrow Edition): Queen City Ex Parade

Queen city x IVTypically, the annual kick-off parade to the Queen City Ex (picture above) is held on the Saturday preceding the traditional Wednesday start of the exhibition. This year, in an effort to generate a bit more momentum for the fair, it’s being held Tuesday evening. The parade route is the same (ie. Dewdney Ave. & Cameron St. as a starting point, proceeding east on Dewdney to Broad St., then turning south and moving along Broad to Broadway Ave., finishing at the Tartan Curling Club) but the parade won’t get going until 7 p.m.

It will still be light out then, but by the time the parade winds up at the Tartan dusk will perhaps be descending — which creates the potential for some interesting light effects should parade participants be so inclined. And even if that isn’t the case, the parade will be followed by a fireworks display in Wascana Park.

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4 thoughts on “Pick Of The Day (Tomorrow Edition): Queen City Ex Parade”

  1. A night parade that Kills Dewdney for an an hour & Broad for another hour,that passes through basically Zero residential neighbourhoods.
    I’m sure the mickey dee’s , will be 1 of the best viewing points.. we can all sit on their lawn…oh wait there is always the cashino & T Ho’s parking lot space & the grass at the CBC building..

    Another reason to avoid DT #YQR

  2. Outrageous! Some people will be slightly inconvenienced for a few hours while an annual event that draws families downtown for an hour of so of summer fun can happen! Call the Whaaaaamulance!

    I look forward to your scathing letter in the Next QCC, Ron.

  3. I’m not whining. make sure you can get a seat across from the Dewdney bars sitting on the CP rail yard property. Not much lawn or parking available near there.

    Keep Smiling

  4. If yer lucky you could be 1st in line at the Sask “dr?”.& Broad st. traffic signal, around 7:20 pm & have ; front row seats…,’cause yer not going anywhere.

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