The 2013 Daybreak Rotary Stampede Parade was one of the longest in recent history with more than 100 entries all vying for the Fun ‘N Games theme prize of $500.
Red Tomato Pies which took first in the mascot division also won the $500 for best theme entry with their leaping rider, cute little red tomato and fancifully decorated car with Snakes and Ladders game on top..
The next big $250 prize for the best dressed animal (non-equine) entry went to Miss T from the Old Fort Traditional Dancers float.
Numerous ribbons were awarded as follows:
Best Dressed Cowboy: first, Tl’etinqux-T’in Government Office (Alexis Creek); second Tl’etinqux-T’in Government Office; third, Xeni Gwet’in Wagon Trip Riders.
Best Dressed Cowgirl: first, Joan Palmantier Gentles.
Horse Group: first 2012 Stampede Royalty; second Xeni Gwet’in Wagon Trip Riders; third, Wild West Riders Drill Team
Buggy/Wagon: first, Xeni Gwet’in Wagon Trip Riders; second, Gravel Creek Hayrides; third, Wild West Riders Drill Team.
Best Equine: Joan Palmantier Gentles.
Municipal: first, District of 100 Mile, Wranglers Hockey Team.
Commercial: first, Tolko Industries; second, Country Cottage Hairstyling; third, Taseko, Gibraltar.
Youth: first, Cariboo Chilcotin Metis Association; second, Rose Lake/Miocene 4-H Club; third, Tl’etinqux T’in Government Office (Alexis Creek).
Community Group: first, Terra Ridge Complex; second, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139; third, CRD Library Williams Lake Branch.
Best Float: Cariboo Chilcotin Metis Association.
First: WL Community Band.
Second: 3064 Royal Canadian Army Cadets.
Best Dressed Girl (14 & under): Halle Loyie from Old Fort Traditional Dancers float.
Best Dressed Boy (14 & under): Dominik Strayer from KAMO Automotive – Big O Tires float.
Antique Car/Truck (1900-1950): first, Woodland Jewellers; second Rennie Johnson, Cariboo Auto Wreckers; third Wayne Potter – Lakers Car Club.
Classic Car/Truck (1950-2006): first, Ray Gerbaggi, Lakers Car Club; second, Frank Ryter, Lakers Car Club; third, Don Kunka, Lakers Car Club.
Special Interest Car/Truck: first, BeeJay Autowrecking and Towing; second, BC Ambulance Service, CUPE 873; third, Wildwood Fire Department.
Best Decorated Rig: first, Westline Harvesting.
Best Stock Car: first, Sam Nakatsu, Thunder Mountain Speedway in Space D76; second, Thunder Mountain Speedway in Space D77 flat deck of cars.
Best Overall Auto Entry: Jason Johnson, Lakers Car Club.
Mascots: First: Red Tomato Pies.