(ISN) – July 8, 2014 (EDMONTON, AB) – The Edmonton Oil Kings will serve as the Parade
Marshals for the 2014 K-Days Parade, joining Honourary Parade Marshals Princess
Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry as the headliners for this year’s event,
Northlands announced Tuesday.
“These two groups encompass civic pride and service, and we are thrilled to have
them lead this year’s K-Days Parade,” said Sharilee Fossum, acting president and CEO
of Northlands. “Edmonton is a city full of local heroes, two of which will be
recognized at this year’s parade. We are confident that the Edmonton Oil Kings and
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry will do Edmonton proud as this year’s
K-Days Parade Marshals and Honourary Parade Marshals.”
As reigning WHL and CHL champions, the Oil Kings will lead the celebration in the
streets with players and the Memorial and Ed Chynoweth Cups in tow.
“On behalf of the players, coaches and staff of the Edmonton Oil Kings, we are
thrilled to be named Parade Marshals of the 2014 K-Days Parade and humbled to share
the honour with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry,” said Patrick
LaForge, President and COO of the Oilers Entertainment Group and Governor of the Oil
Kings. “Everyone dreams of leading the parade after a championship season. Thank you
to Northlands for the invitation, and we look forward to sharing the Cups with all
In celebration of their 100th anniversary of service to Canada, Princess Patricia’s
Canadian Light Infantry will serve as this year’s Honourary Parade Marshals. Over
it’s 100 year history, thousands of members of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light
Infantry have served this nation, and they will be recognized for this long history
of dedication and sacrifice.
“It is truly a privilege to be appointed the Honourary Parade Marshal for this
year’s K-Days Parade,” said Maj. Slade G.J. Lerch of Princesss Patricia’s Canadian
“As we approach our 100th anniversary, we sincerely appreciate this amazing
preliminary event to our commemorative celebrations this summer. Princess Patricia’s
Canadian Light Infantry is proud of our enduring relationship with the City of
The K-Days Parade celebrates the diversity of the Capital region, province and
country, and the Parade Marshal is chosen annual based on the accomplishments of a
group or individual and their contribution to the community. This year’s parade
begins at 10:00 a.m. on July 18 at the intersection of 99 St. and 102 Ave.