While around 11,000 spectators enjoyed Friday’s Candlelight Parade, the judges were busy critiquing each of the 75 floats that traversed First Avenue.
The seven judges had a difficult time given the work that so many entries put into their floats and many scores were fractions apart. The winners of the 28th Candlelight Parade are:
1st: Fraser way RV
2nd: Fraser Valley Building Supplies
3rd: She’s my Florist
1st: Parkside Church
2nd: Abbotsford Recycling
3rd: Rotary Clubs of Mission
1st: WJ Mouat Drags
2nd: Valley Christian School
3rd: Deroche Elementary
1st: Mike Hopkins
2nd: Clydesdale Horses
3rd: Henry the Pickup
1st: MEI Middle School
2nd: Royal Canadian Sea Cadets
3rd: Royal Canadian Air Cadets
1st: Mission Hills Community Church
2nd: Stave Falls Scottish Dancers
3rd: Aerial Dance & Acro Academy
The VIP Contest winners, toasty in their red blankets, enjoyed the judge’s stand view with Grab-a-Java and Starbucks hot chocolate and Cobbs Bread cinnamon scones.
The Mission Chamber offers a special thank you to this year’s sponsors. Without their participation the parade would not be such a huge success, said chamber manager Michelle Favero.
For photos from the event, visit our Facebook page photo gallery.