Vancouver’s Pride parade celebrated its 30th year Sunday with an estimated half million people lining the streets of the West End to see 165 entries.
The winner for best float for a local business went to Triangle Recreation Camp while Happy Planet won in the category for best national business float.
Perennial parade applause-getter PFLAG won the award for outstanding individual for the contributions of Colin McKenna.
Community favourites Vancouver Men’s Chorus took the prize for best crowd response.
Loving Spoonful took top hours for best marching unit and kudos for best community group were presented to St Andrew’s Wesley United Church.
Best standard vehicle honours went to Vancouver Co-op Radio.
And, last but certainly not least, the ribbon for best interpretation of a theme went to Royal La Page Vancouver and Sunshine Coast.
It can’t have been an easy job for the judges.
They were: CFRO Vancouver Co-op Radio representative Robin McNabb, Xtra West resident nutcase Dennis Hartley, Shaw TV representative Robyn Williams Dann and Cutting Edges Hockey team president Ryan Robutka.
Check out xtra.ca’s video coverage below:
Video by James Loewen.