Red Tomato Pies leaping walker Sam Wasstrom

Red Tomato Pies leaping walker Sam Wasstrom

Red Tomato Pies wins parade theme prize

The 2013 Daybreak Rotary Stampede Parade was one of the longest in recent history with more than 100 entries.

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.


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