Pitt Meadows ready to celebrate its 100th anniversary

People line the streets for prelude to big event next year

Peter Pasanen of the B.C. Command Colour Guard marches along Hammond Road during the parade.

Peter Pasanen of the B.C. Command Colour Guard marches along Hammond Road during the parade.

The annual Pitt Meadows Day Parade included 76 floats and 1,300 participants Saturday.

Even bigger things are expected next year, though, as the City of Pitt Meadows will celebrate its 100th anniversary.

“We’ll probably have a parade that’s themed on heritage, so we’ll be encouraging people to pick a decade or pick an activity and give it a heritage twist,” said Rick Higgs, president of the Pitt Meadows Day Society.

He is also hoping to have pre-fireworks entertainment at Pitt Meadows Athletic Park.

“Hopefully we can have somewhere between two to four acres that would be available in the field adjacent to the double ball diamonds where the fireworks go off so that people can come, toss out a blanket and enjoy some music before the fireworks show.”

Higgs encourages anyone interested to volunteering to email him at f.g.higgs@gmail.com.

Parade winners

Best Overall Entry: Church on the Rock

Best Community Spirit: The Maple Ridge Concert Band

Best Marching Band:

1st DaniElle

2nd The Maple Ridge Concert Band

3rd The Shriners Drum And Bugel Club

Best School:

1st Centre Stage Dance

2nd Fabulous Feet School of Dance

3rd Dance FX School of Dance

Best Antiques:

1st Pitt Meadows Fire Engine #1

2nd The Golden Ears Antique Club

3rd Transit Museum

Best Community:

1st The Pitt Meadows Fire Department

2nd Church on the Rock

3rd The Fraser Valley Scooter Club

Best Animals:

1st Ola Puppy Dog Grooming

2nd Haney Horse and Hound

3rd Sparky the dog with the Pitt Meadows Fire Department

Best Commercial:

1st Keller Williams ELITE Realty

2nd Meadows Maze

3rd Latin Flavours Zumba and Fitness

To pick up ribbons contact Pat McWhirter at 604-460-0170.