Easter Eggstravaganza

By on April 23, 2014
Little Reid Dynneson doesn't quite know what to make of being hugged by the Easter Bunny, so his mother Sarah Dynneson reassures him. The bunny sounded a lot like Ken Baker, the ad salesperson at the Osoyoos Times. (Richard McGuire photo)

Little Reid Dynneson doesn’t quite know what to make of being hugged by the Easter Bunny, so his mother Sarah Dynneson reassures him. The bunny sounded a lot like Ken Baker, the ad salesperson at the Osoyoos Times. (Richard McGuire photo)

Easter Eggstravaganza kicked off with the Rotary Pancake Breakfast at Town Square. Rotary took this event over from the Lions Club after the Lions disbanded, and Rotary inherited some of the Lions' equipment, including the apron worn by Rotarian Roger Clinton (right). Also helping is volunteer Sheila Lown. (Richard McGuire photo)
Easter Eggstravaganza kicked off with the Rotary Pancake Breakfast at Town Square. Rotary took this event over from the Lions Club after the Lions disbanded, and Rotary inherited some of the Lions’ equipment, including the apron worn by Rotarian Roger Clinton (right). Also helping is volunteer Sheila Lown. (Richard McGuire photo)

It was only a matter of milliseconds from the word "go" to dozens of children making a beeline onto the field in Saturday morning's Easter egg hunt. And it was only a few more milliseconds until they'd gathered every candy egg from the field. (Richard McGuire photo)

It was only a matter of milliseconds from the word “go” to dozens of children making a beeline onto the field in Saturday morning’s Easter egg hunt. And it was only a few more milliseconds until they’d gathered every candy egg from the field. (Richard McGuire photo)

It was only a matter of milliseconds from the word "go" to dozens of children making a beeline onto the field in Saturday morning's Easter egg hunt. And it was only a few more milliseconds until they'd gathered every candy egg from the field. (Richard McGuire photo)

It was only a matter of milliseconds from the word “go” to dozens of children making a beeline onto the field in Saturday morning’s Easter egg hunt. And it was only a few more milliseconds until they’d gathered every candy egg from the field. (Richard McGuire photo)

It was only a matter of milliseconds from the word "go" to dozens of children making a beeline onto the field in Saturday morning's Easter egg hunt. And it was only a few more milliseconds until they'd gathered every candy egg from the field. (Richard McGuire photo)

It was only a matter of milliseconds from the word “go” to dozens of children making a beeline onto the field in Saturday morning’s Easter egg hunt. And it was only a few more milliseconds until they’d gathered every candy egg from the field. (Richard McGuire photo)

Little Sayde Khan is engulfed in the feathery wings of a giant chicken. The chicken closely resembled Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells. The chicken greeted and posed with many young children after the Easter egg hunt at Easter Eggstravaganaza. (Richard McGuire photo)

Little Sayde Khan is engulfed in the feathery wings of a giant chicken. The chicken closely resembled Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells. The chicken greeted and posed with many young children after the Easter egg hunt at Easter Eggstravaganaza. (Richard McGuire photo)

Sunny the Clown tied balloons in animal shapes before giving them to children at Town Square. Shown here, he draws some eyes onto one of his creations. (Richard McGuire photo)

Sunny the Clown tied balloons in animal shapes before giving them to children at Town Square. Shown here, he draws some eyes onto one of his creations. (Richard McGuire photo)

The bouncy castle was a big hit with young children. Many of them went down the slide dozens of times. (Richard McGuire photo)

The bouncy castle was a big hit with young children. Many of them went down the slide dozens of times. (Richard McGuire photo)

The Osoyoos Street Dances don't come until the summer, but Phil MacLeod (left) and Raya Boyd got into the spirit at Town Square during Easter Eggstravaganza. Managing the recorded music for the event was Stacy Little, of Better at Home, who also picks the music for the street dances. (Richard McGuire photo)

The Osoyoos Street Dances don’t come until the summer, but Phil MacLeod (left) and Raya Boyd got into the spirit at Town Square during Easter Eggstravaganza. Managing the recorded music for the event was Stacy Little, of Better at Home, who also picks the music for the street dances. (Richard McGuire photo)

Amara Leeson (right) a contestant for the Osoyoos Royalty, paints the face of six-year-old Emily Caldwell of Okanagan Falls. The five new Royalty contestants did face painting, ran a fish pond and handed out candy during the parade at Easter Eggstravaganza. (Richard McGuire photo)

Amara Leeson (right) a contestant for the Osoyoos Royalty, paints the face of six-year-old Emily Caldwell of Okanagan Falls. The five new Royalty contestants did face painting, ran a fish pond and handed out candy during the parade at Easter Eggstravaganza. (Richard McGuire photo)

Children eagerly took turns getting into the driver's seat of one of the fire engines at the Osoyoos Fire Hall Saturday. Local firefighters had a strong presence during several events at Easter Eggstravaganza. Taydem Wilson of Pitt Meadows takes his turn. (Richard McGuire photo)

Children eagerly took turns getting into the driver’s seat of one of the fire engines at the Osoyoos Fire Hall Saturday. Local firefighters had a strong presence during several events at Easter Eggstravaganza. Taydem Wilson of Pitt Meadows takes his turn. (Richard McGuire photo)

Osoyoos firefighter Chris Parker (left) gets his hair shaved by his son, Adam. Ray Parker (back), Chris's father and Adam's grandfather, gave the little one a bit of help. The firefighters allowed their heads to be shaved to raise money for cancer. (Richard McGuire photo)

Osoyoos firefighter Chris Parker (left) gets his hair shaved by his son, Adam. Ray Parker (back), Chris’s father and Adam’s grandfather, gave the little one a bit of help. The firefighters allowed their heads to be shaved to raise money for cancer. (Richard McGuire photo)

For Jim O'Donnell and his extended family, the Easter parade in Osoyoos is a family tradition that started 12 years ago. Last year, when his mother-in-law Jean Pocha came up from Langley, there were five generations at the parade, many of them participating. This year there were still four generations. For years, some of the younger children believed the Easter Bunny lived in Osoyoos. From left are: Brandi-Lee Doucette with Chris and boys Leo and Finn, Michele Litven, Mike, Leona O'Donnell, Jim O'Donnell, Mylee Litven, Karlee, Patty and Lily O'Donnell. (Richard McGuire photo)

For Jim O’Donnell and his extended family, the Easter parade in Osoyoos is a family tradition that started 12 years ago. Last year, when his mother-in-law Jean Pocha came up from Langley, there were five generations at the parade, many of them participating. This year there were still four generations. For years, some of the younger children believed the Easter Bunny lived in Osoyoos. From left are: Brandi-Lee Doucette with Chris and boys Leo and Finn, Michele Litven, Mike, Leona O’Donnell, Jim O’Donnell, Mylee Litven, Karlee, Patty and Lily O’Donnell. (Richard McGuire photo)

A pair of Easter Bunnies on electric-powered tricycles heads out for the Easter parade. At left is Ken Baker, advertising salesperson at the Osoyoos Times and at right is senior ad production person Ronda Jahn. Or, it could be the other way around, since Easter bunnies look alike. (Richard McGuire photo) CORRECTION: We thought the blue bike would be the male bunny, but we were wrong. Only the one on the red bike is wearing a bow tie.

A pair of Easter Bunnies on electric-powered tricycles heads out for the Easter parade. At left is Ken Baker, advertising salesperson at the Osoyoos Times and at right is senior ad production person Ronda Jahn. Or, it could be the other way around, since Easter bunnies look alike. (Richard McGuire photo)
CORRECTION: We thought the blue bike would be the male bunny, but we were wrong. Only the one on the red bike is wearing a bow tie.

Lew Taylor (right) of the Royal Canadian Legion branch 173 chats with Sgt. Kevin Schur, commanding officer at the Osoyoos RCMP Detachment before the start of the Easter parade. Schur was driving the new all-terrain vehicle the detachment has acquired, which can pursue criminals or carry out rescues in remote locations off roads. (Richard McGuire photo)

Lew Taylor (right) of the Royal Canadian Legion branch 173 chats with Sgt. Kevin Schur, commanding officer at the Osoyoos RCMP Detachment before the start of the Easter parade. Schur was driving the new all-terrain vehicle the detachment has acquired, which can pursue criminals or carry out rescues in remote locations off roads. (Richard McGuire photo)

A yellow and red chicken resembling Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells poses with Councillor Sue McKortoff, dressed in red and yellow. The two walked the length of the Easter parade route Saturday while fellow council members Michael Ryan and C.J. Rhodes drove. (Richard McGuire photo)

A yellow and red chicken resembling Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells poses with Councillor Sue McKortoff, dressed in red and yellow. The two walked the length of the Easter parade route Saturday while fellow council members Michael Ryan and C.J. Rhodes drove. (Richard McGuire photo)

Councillor Michael Ryan (passenger seat) smiles like the happy face balloon above his head while fellow councillor C.J. Rhodes keeps his eye on the road. The two travelled by convertible during Saturday's Easter parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

Councillor Michael Ryan (passenger seat) smiles like the happy face balloon above his head while fellow councillor C.J. Rhodes keeps his eye on the road. The two travelled by convertible during Saturday’s Easter parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

Princess Viveka Jensen was alone riding the float for Osoyoos Royalty during the Easter parade Saturday. Five new Royalty contestants are competing and the new Royalty will be chosen at the end of June. (Richard McGuire photo)

Princess Viveka Jensen was alone riding the float for Osoyoos Royalty during the Easter parade Saturday. Five new Royalty contestants are competing and the new Royalty will be chosen at the end of June. (Richard McGuire photo)

It was the Easter parade, but this member of Summerland Pipes and Drums would probably look right at home in the Santa Claus parade as well. The band marched near the front of the parade and provided musical accompaniment. Other band members were clean shaven. (Richard McGuire photo)

It was the Easter parade, but this member of Summerland Pipes and Drums would probably look right at home in the Santa Claus parade as well. The band marched near the front of the parade and provided musical accompaniment. Other band members were clean shaven. (Richard McGuire photo)

Although this year's Easter parade was smaller than in previous years, many local residents lined Main Street to watch the parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

Although this year’s Easter parade was smaller than in previous years, many local residents lined Main Street to watch the parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

Members of Summerland Pipes and Drums march down Main Street during Saturday's Easter parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

Members of Summerland Pipes and Drums march down Main Street during Saturday’s Easter parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

A yellow and red chicken resembling Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells walks with Councillor Sue McKortoff, dressed in red and yellow. The two walked the length of the Easter parade route Saturday while fellow council members Michael Ryan and C.J. Rhodes drove. (Richard McGuire photo)

A yellow and red chicken resembling Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells walks with Councillor Sue McKortoff, dressed in red and yellow. The two walked the length of the Easter parade route Saturday while fellow council members Michael Ryan and C.J. Rhodes drove. (Richard McGuire photo)

Although this year's Easter parade was smaller than in previous years, many local residents lined Main Street to watch the parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

Although this year’s Easter parade was smaller than in previous years, many local residents lined Main Street to watch the parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

Children decorated bikes, trikes and scooters to take part in Saturday's Easter parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

Children decorated bikes, trikes and scooters to take part in Saturday’s Easter parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

The Easter parade makes its way down Main Street in Osoyoos during Easter Eggstravaganza. (Richard McGuire photo)

The Easter parade makes its way down Main Street in Osoyoos during Easter Eggstravaganza. (Richard McGuire photo)

Princess Viveka Jensen was alone riding the float for Osoyoos Royalty during the Easter parade Saturday. Five new Royalty contestants are competing and the new Royalty will be chosen at the end of June. (Richard McGuire photo)

Princess Viveka Jensen was alone riding the float for Osoyoos Royalty during the Easter parade Saturday. Five new Royalty contestants are competing and the new Royalty will be chosen at the end of June. (Richard McGuire photo)

Students from Outlast Tae Kwon Do gave board breaking demonstrations as they paraded down Main Street wearing bunny ears. (Richard McGuire photo)

Students from Outlast Tae Kwon Do gave board breaking demonstrations as they paraded down Main Street wearing bunny ears. (Richard McGuire photo)

According to tradition, the Osoyoos Fire Department follows at the end of the parade. Unlike the Canada Day parade, they did not use their hoses in the cooler weather on Saturday. (Richard McGuire photo)

According to tradition, the Osoyoos Fire Department follows at the end of the parade. Unlike the Canada Day parade, they did not use their hoses in the cooler weather on Saturday. (Richard McGuire photo)

 

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