The Royal Tyrrell Museum came home from the Calgary Stampede Parade winners.
Their float, which Drumheller residents had a sneak peak at the Canada Day Parade, won the Best Overall Parade Entry- the President’s Trophy and Most Creative Entry at this year’s Calgary Stampede.
Carrie Ann Lund, head of marketing at the Tyrrell, said the float was spearheaded by her department and the original concept came from former exhibit designed Taryn Cassidy. Warren Nichols and Luke Webster ran with the design to create its unique look.
About 15 staff accompanied the float on the parade route. Lunde said the staff came from every department at the museum and it was a great way to build camaraderie and spirit. The day before the parade the Tyrrell’s float was selected to be displayed along Stephen Avenue Mall, and staff had a great opportunity to interact with passersby.
The last time the Tyrrell had an entry in the Calgary Stampede Parade in 2014, it won second place in the non-profit category.