The Likely Chapel Youth Group follow behind a quad down Likely’s main street during the Likely May Day Parade

The Likely Chapel Youth Group follow behind a quad down Likely’s main street during the Likely May Day Parade

Likely hosts annual May Day parade

The rain stopped just long enough for the community of Likely to enjoy the annual Likely May Day Parade, May 17.

Peggy Zorn

Special to Tribune/Advisor

The rain stopped just long enough for the community of Likely to enjoy the annual Likely May Day Parade, May 17.

Sponsored by the Likely Archery Rod and Gun Club, the parade provided fun and entertainment for the crowd that gathered along Likely’s main street.

The parade consisted of some unique floats and personages from the community and a number of classic and vintage cars, a vintage tractor and hotrods from the surrounding area.

Likely’s famous resident clown was also on hand to entertain and distribute candy to those lining the parade route.

Likely’s parade is unique in that you get to see it twice as it proceeds down the main street, makes a u-turn and returns.   If you haven’t been to Likely for parade day be sure to put it on your calendar for next year.  It’s always entertaining and lots of fun.

Coralee Oakes, MLA for Cariboo North and Joan Sorley, Area F CRD representative were both on hand for the parade and to assist with the parade trophy presentations and prize draws.  Thank you.

Thanks to the generosity of a number of businesses and individuals a selection of excellent prizes were raffled with all proceeds going to the Likely Community Hall and the Likely Museum and Info Center located at Cedar Point Park.

On conclusion of the Parade Day presentations and prize draws Likely Xat’sull Community Forest director, Gabe Holmes, presented a cheque in the amount of $8,000 to Likely Archery Rod and Gun Club president, Gary Zorn.  The funds are to be used for building the shooting shed at the sports shooting range, which is currently under development.  It is expected the range will be open later this year.

The Likely Archery Rod and Gun Club would like to thank all of those who came out to the event and supported our community.

Thanks to those who brought their vintage and classic cars to show.  Special thanks to club members and those who volunteered and made the day a huge success.

Special thanks to Lisa Smith, Wayne Henke and Elaine Lucas for ticket sales; to Sam MacBurney, Kathy Hillary, and Virginia and Ted Peck, the parade judges; to Gail Lamont, parade registrations; and Gary Zorn, Parade Marshall.  Also special thanks to Gail and Marvin Doney for assisting with the pre-event organization.

Thanks to Terry Borkowski in assisting our VIP (very impressive person) guest, the mystery lady from north of New Orleans.

We are going to try to get her back again next year.

Great job everyone.


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