Awards and Judging

Girl in a marching band

Girl in a marching band

2019 Award Winners

Best Commercial Float

Winner: Rock This Way

Runners Up: Oakville Hydro, Bell Canada

A monetary prize of $500 is awarded to the Best Overall Float to be given to a charity of their choice. This award is determined by the best score overall.

The Judges decide tie breakers. All decision are final. In the event of a tie, each organization will be awarded $500.

Best Community Float

Winner: Beyond Dance Academy

Runner Up: 1st Trafalgar Scouts

Best School Float

Winner: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School

Runners Up: Oakville Trafalgar High School, Ecole Secondaire Ste. Trinite

Best Walking Group

Winner: Buckley Family

Runners Up: Dance District 1 & 2, Oakville & Milton Humane  Society

People's Choice

Selected via an online survey, to be posted shortly after the parade. The respondent can select the best float or walking group, best mascot/costumed character and best band.

Judging Criteria

Each category is rated out of five for an overall score of 20.


Adherence to the rules, theme, organization and planning


Adherence to chosen theme, effective presentation of theme

Appearance and Originality

Style, presentation, overall appearance, audience response and originality


From the children on float, audience to the float, community spirit, enthusiasm from members of the group

Thank You to All Our Sponsors!

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