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OID parade is held


Opaskwayak Indian Days (OID) began on Monday with a variety of children and family events but Wednesday is the big kickoff and it all began with the holding of the parade, starting just after 12:00 p.m. from the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre (GLMC) parking lot.
The parade feature a variety of floats from several organizations in the community as well as one from the OCN Blizzard hockey club and many of the various queen pageant candidates also entered a float.
The parade wond around the Otineka Mall after leaving the GLMC before eventually travelling down Kiche Maskenow, ultimately ending near Pike Lake where many of the events for the 53rd running of OID are taking place.
A variety of different categories for float enteries were available with prizes for winning enteries, however results for those categories were not available as of press time. The Opasquia Times plans to print all available results from events held during the 53rd OID next week.
The official start to OID is held Wednesday afternoon when the opening ceremonies and the shooting of the flaming arrow more the official start to the annual summer festival held on Opaskwayak Cree Nation.

Trent Allen