Edmonton’s Hot to Huddle 2010 Grey Cup Festival Parade!

Downtown Edmonton has been full of energy this week for the Grey Cup Festival, but today’s parade took it to another level! Here are some of the highlights.

I’d say green was definitely the dominant color in the crowds – they even brought chairs!

2010 Grey Cup Parade

The Snowbirds criss-crossed the sky a few times!

2010 Grey Cup Parade

2010 Grey Cup Parade

Bryan Hall was the Grand Marshall for the parade.

2010 Grey Cup Parade

Each of the teams had a Nissan Cube.

2010 Grey Cup Parade

They also had cheer teams. The Eskimos cheer team even did some stunts!

2010 Grey Cup Parade

A favorite from the Capital Ex parade returned – the West Jet plane!

2010 Grey Cup Parade

I thought the Coast Hotels float was creative.

2010 Grey Cup Parade

The CN float was really well done too.

2010 Grey Cup Parade

These poor kids had the worst job, following the horses.

2010 Grey Cup Parade

The Riders’ cheer team received a warm welcome!

2010 Grey Cup Parade

As did the rest of the Roughrider supporters.

2010 Grey Cup Parade

They even had pyrotechnics. How can you go wrong with that?!

2010 Grey Cup Parade

It really was a sea of green for a while.

2010 Grey Cup Parade

This one was my favorite of the parade:

2010 Grey Cup Parade

This guy remarked “buying fans one Candy Cane at a time!” as he passed by.

2010 Grey Cup Parade

I love that this guy is a Calgary fan.

2010 Grey Cup Parade

There was loud applause as our Armed Forces passed by.

2010 Grey Cup Parade

Attendance wasn’t as large as the Capital EX parade, but given the temperature, I’d say it was still a very strong turnout!

You can see the rest of my parade photos here (over 140 in all).