Veronica Ryan with Gracelynn and Jaden in the Lax Kw’alaams Head Start float in the 39th Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

The best of Seafest, photos and parade winners

Coverage of Prince Rupert’s 39th annual Seafest from June 9-11

The 39th annual Seafest weekend was jam packed full of family fun events and competitions.

The Northern View took hundreds of photos and below we have shared some of our favourites.

But first, the Seafest 2017 Parade winners are:

Best Overall Entry – Canadian Coast Guard

Best Community Entry:

1st – 11th Prince Rupert Scout Group

2nd – Indo Canadian Sikh Association

3rd – North Coast Transition Society “In Her Shoes”

Best Theme Entry:

1st – CityWest

2nd – Luso Portuguese Club of Prince Rupert

3rd – Chances Prince Rupert & Prestige Prince Rupert

Best Out of Town Entry:

1st – Port Edward Harbour Authority

Best Marching Band Entry:

1st – Prince Rupert Middle School Marching Band

2nd – Terrace Pipes & Drums Society

3rd – Coast Tsimshian Academy School Band

Best Dance Group Entry:

1st – Dance Academy of Prince Rupert

2nd – Gitsegukla Gidahmes Dance Group

3rd – Spectrum City Dance

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Paige Armstrong, 4, with her dad Chris in the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Paige Armstrong, 4, with her dad Chris in the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Beverly Cunningham with Axton and Holt in the CityWest float, which placed first in the Best Theme category for the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Beverly Cunningham with Axton and Holt in the CityWest float, which placed first in the Best Theme category for the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Robert Stromdahl with the WCMRC float at the 39th Annual Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Robert Stromdahl with the WCMRC float at the 39th Annual Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

A Red and White 150 Done Right theme for this year’s Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

A Red and White 150 Done Right theme for this year’s Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Betti Weir volunteers to help coordinate the 39th annual Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Betti Weir volunteers to help coordinate the 39th annual Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Ben MacDonald, Julia DeMille, Nadia Marogna and Bianca Marogna watch the Seafest parade from the sidelines on Saturday morning. Photo by Shannon Lough

Ben MacDonald, Julia DeMille, Nadia Marogna and Bianca Marogna watch the Seafest parade from the sidelines on Saturday morning. Photo by Shannon Lough

Prince Rupert RCMP Cst. Michael Casey walks in red high heels in support with the Transition Society in the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Prince Rupert RCMP Cst. Michael Casey walks in red high heels in support with the Transition Society in the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

The Terrace Pipes and Drums Society placed second in the Best Marching Band Entry in the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

The Terrace Pipes and Drums Society placed second in the Best Marching Band Entry in the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Music filled the streets during the 39th annual Seafest parade. Matthew Allen photo

Music filled the streets during the 39th annual Seafest parade. Matthew Allen photo

The steady beat of drums could be heard throughout the Seafest parade. Matthew Allen photo.

The steady beat of drums could be heard throughout the Seafest parade. Matthew Allen photo.

Bhinder Basi with the Indo Canadian Sikh Association in the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Bhinder Basi with the Indo Canadian Sikh Association in the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

The best of Seafest, photos and parade winners

Cathy Ryan, Tessa Ryan, Jean Ryan and Keith Nyce take in the Seafest parade sights with some street food. Photo by Shannon Lough

Cathy Ryan, Tessa Ryan, Jean Ryan and Keith Nyce take in the Seafest parade sights with some street food. Photo by Shannon Lough

Michael Gurney rows the boat for the North Pacific Cannery float in the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Michael Gurney rows the boat for the North Pacific Cannery float in the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

The Luso Portuguese Club of Prince Rupert came second for the Best Theme Entry after CityWest. Matthew Allen photo.

The Luso Portuguese Club of Prince Rupert came second for the Best Theme Entry after CityWest. Matthew Allen photo.

Kim Godfrey in the Seafest parade for MacCarthy GM. Photo by Shannon Lough

Kim Godfrey in the Seafest parade for MacCarthy GM. Photo by Shannon Lough

The best of Seafest, photos and parade winners

Beautiful dresses and songs brightened up Seafest Saturday. Photo by Shannon Lough

Beautiful dresses and songs brightened up Seafest Saturday. Photo by Shannon Lough

The best of Seafest, photos and parade winners

The best of Seafest, photos and parade winners

The best of Seafest, photos and parade winners

Ryan Staschuck and Donovan Dias walk in red high heels with the Prince Rupert Transition Society for the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Ryan Staschuck and Donovan Dias walk in red high heels with the Prince Rupert Transition Society for the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Marc Monteleone rides a bike with the Port of Prince Rupert float in the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Marc Monteleone rides a bike with the Port of Prince Rupert float in the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Krista Ediger the float for the Port of Prince Rupert. Photo by Shannon Lough

Krista Ediger the float for the Port of Prince Rupert. Photo by Shannon Lough

Two mermaids, Kristen Barre and her daughter Yeva in the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Two mermaids, Kristen Barre and her daughter Yeva in the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Song and dance from area First Nations was presented in the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

Song and dance from area First Nations was presented in the Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

The Vietnamese float in the 39th Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

The Vietnamese float in the 39th Seafest parade. Photo by Shannon Lough

The best of Seafest, photos and parade winners

Joy Sundin, director of Prince Rupert Special Events Society keeps calm on Saturday at Seafest. Photo by Shannon Lough

Joy Sundin, director of Prince Rupert Special Events Society keeps calm on Saturday at Seafest. Photo by Shannon Lough

Treena Decker stands still among the Seafest crowds. Photo by Shannon Lough

Treena Decker stands still among the Seafest crowds. Photo by Shannon Lough

Carver Pearson and Jacob Leighton compete in the soap box derby on Saturday at Seafest. Matthew Allen photo.

Carver Pearson and Jacob Leighton compete in the soap box derby on Saturday at Seafest. Matthew Allen photo.

Alexis Milton paints furiously in the 5th Annual Fast and Furious Art Attack organized by Prince Rupert Community Arts Council and Easel Weasels Artist Guild. Photo by Joseph Jack

Alexis Milton paints furiously in the 5th Annual Fast and Furious Art Attack organized by Prince Rupert Community Arts Council and Easel Weasels Artist Guild. Photo by Joseph Jack

The best of Seafest, photos and parade winners

Mitchell Tyre climbs the rope in the obstacle course with volunteer Keith Wilson standing nearby at the Seafest waterfront activities on Sunday. Photo by Shannon Lough

Mitchell Tyre climbs the rope in the obstacle course with volunteer Keith Wilson standing nearby at the Seafest waterfront activities on Sunday. Photo by Shannon Lough

Alexie Stephens volunteered all Sunday to paint kittens, bats and moustaches on kids faces. Matthew Allen photo

Alexie Stephens volunteered all Sunday to paint kittens, bats and moustaches on kids faces. Matthew Allen photo

Aurora Bright and Astrid Warburton get sparkle tattoos by volunteer Charlene Constantinescu at Seafest on Sunday. Photo by Shannon Lough

Aurora Bright and Astrid Warburton get sparkle tattoos by volunteer Charlene Constantinescu at Seafest on Sunday. Photo by Shannon Lough

Robin Beattie and Jamie Malthus, Marine Search and Rescue #64 members, in the Swim For Survival Race organized by Home Hardware. Photo by Shannon Lough

Robin Beattie and Jamie Malthus, Marine Search and Rescue #64 members, in the Swim For Survival Race organized by Home Hardware. Photo by Shannon Lough

The best of Seafest, photos and parade winners

Robin Beattie, Marine Search and Rescue #64 member completes the Swim For Survival Race organized by Home Hardware. Photo by Shannon Lough

Robin Beattie, Marine Search and Rescue #64 member completes the Swim For Survival Race organized by Home Hardware. Photo by Shannon Lough

Members of the Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association demonstrated flips, spins and dives on Seafest Sunday by the waterfront. Matthew Allen photo

Members of the Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association demonstrated flips, spins and dives on Seafest Sunday by the waterfront. Matthew Allen photo

Theam Sak Pimwong with his daughters Sydney and Whitney, watching the water craft skill demo on Seafest Sunday. Photo by Shannon Lough

Theam Sak Pimwong with his daughters Sydney and Whitney, watching the water craft skill demo on Seafest Sunday. Photo by Shannon Lough

Ameena Wekel can’t get enough of painting the Sea Scape mural at Seafest on Sunday. Photo by Shannon Lough

Ameena Wekel can’t get enough of painting the Sea Scape mural at Seafest on Sunday. Photo by Shannon Lough

Alice Scott adds colour to the Sea Scape mural by the waterfront on Seafest Sunday. Matthew Allen photo

Alice Scott adds colour to the Sea Scape mural by the waterfront on Seafest Sunday. Matthew Allen photo

Danny Sklapsky plays from his new album on the Kwinitsa stage on Seafest Sunday. Matthew Allen photo

Danny Sklapsky plays from his new album on the Kwinitsa stage on Seafest Sunday. Matthew Allen photo

Rudy Kelly belts out a tune with the Men Who Listen band with Barry Eso at the Kwinitsa stage on Seafest Sunday. Photo by Shannon Lough

Rudy Kelly belts out a tune with the Men Who Listen band with Barry Eso at the Kwinitsa stage on Seafest Sunday. Photo by Shannon Lough

Mya Jackson rides her Audi to a High Society soundtrack on Sunday at Seafest. Matthew Allen photo

Mya Jackson rides her Audi to a High Society soundtrack on Sunday at Seafest. Matthew Allen photo

High Society brought Seafest to a soulful conclusion on Sunday afternoon. Matthew Allen photo

High Society brought Seafest to a soulful conclusion on Sunday afternoon. Matthew Allen photo

High Society brought Seafest to a soulful conclusion on Sunday afternoon. Matthew Allen photo

High Society brought Seafest to a soulful conclusion on Sunday afternoon. Matthew Allen photo