Yellowknife

Mountain bikers win parade title and YK's first 'Ho Ho Ho award'


The Yellowknife Mountain Bike Club was named best non-profit entry for 2019's Santa Claus parade, winning the first annual Roland Gosselin "Ho Ho Ho award" – a $500 prize.

The award honours longtime Yellowknife resident Gosselin, who appeared as Santa Claus in a range of the city's parades and other events for a number of decades.

The Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation was named best commercial float in the parade. The YK1 school district won the best school award.

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The City of Yellowknife said it had 27 registrants for this year's parade, which had a "winter wonderland" theme.

"Warm temperatures and an almost record number of floats made for an enjoyable evening for everyone in attendance," said the City in a short news release announcing the winners on Tuesday.

Photos: Yellowknife's 2019 Santa Claus parade
Video: Watch Cabin Radio's live parade coverage

"The City of Yellowknife wishes to thank all participants, residents, and First Transit for making this happen."

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Adding that it's "never too early" to begin planning for next year, the City said 2020's parade theme would be "your favourite Christmas movie."

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