Typically, the annual kick-off parade to the Queen City Ex (picture above) is held on the Saturday preceding the traditional Wednesday start of the exhibition. This year, in an effort to generate a bit more momentum for the fair, it’s being held Tuesday evening. The parade route is the same (ie. Dewdney Ave. & Cameron St. as a starting point, proceeding east on Dewdney to Broad St., then turning south and moving along Broad to Broadway Ave., finishing at the Tartan Curling Club) but the parade won’t get going until 7 p.m.
It will still be light out then, but by the time the parade winds up at the Tartan dusk will perhaps be descending — which creates the potential for some interesting light effects should parade participants be so inclined. And even if that isn’t the case, the parade will be followed by a fireworks display in Wascana Park.