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Penticton Peach Festival float continues to be a favourite, win awards

The Peach Fest float just won an award at the Hyack Festival parade in New Westminster
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The Penticton Peach Festival float is on tour of festivals and picked up the President’s Award at the Hyack Festival parade in New Westminster May 28. Miss Penticton’s Queen Amrit Dhaliwal rode the float. (Submitted)

The Penticton Peach Festival float took home another award, this time at the Hyack Festival parade in New Westminster this weekend.

The Peach Fest float won the President’s award at the parade. Miss Penticton’s Queen Amrit Dhaliwal, and Peach Festival directors Dayle Millington and director and Daphne Adey have been touring the float at various festivals around the Pacific Northwest.

The float just took home an award earlier this month when it won at the Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival parade in Washington.

READ MORE: Penticton Peach Festival takes Golden Apple award in Wenatchee parade

Locals get to see the award-winning float in person when Peach Fest makes its much-anticipated return in August along with the Grand Parade that takes place on Saturday, Aug. 6.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. on Main Street and Eckhart Avenue. The Peach Fest parade is the largest in the B.C. Interior.

Floats from across B.C. and Washington State, marching bands, dancers, gymnasts, musicians, clubs, associations and clowns will delight the crowds.

The Penticton Peach Festival is set to return for five full days packed with entertainment and attractions, including the crowning of the new Miss Penticton before the Grand Parade.

Penticton Peach Festival began in 1947, to celebrate the peach harvest in Penticton. This year is expected to be the biggest yet from Aug. 3 to 7.

For more information on Peach Fest click here.

READ MORE: Peach Fest 2022 entertainment line-up includes Glass Tiger, Honeymoon Suite

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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