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Awards presented to carnival entrants

Her Worship has presented the prizes to category winners from Douglas carnival at a reception in the town hall. Guests heard Her Worship speak of 'the most colourful parade since Douglas Carnival was revived last year' and of the high quality of the floats.


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She went on to express her thanks to the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company for sponsoring the prizes, to Council officers and staff for their hard work and to the Manx public for their support of the event.


Turning to the Carnival King and Queen, Luke Bateman and Catriona Dorrian from Ballakermeen High School, chosen for their outstanding contributions to the life of their school, she said: 'You both looked extremely regal riding high on your "carriage", which was actually a Council parks service wagon decorated by Lucy Randall of Fancie That.'


AKingQueen DSC2293 MediumThe Mayor and Mayoress with Carnival King and Queen, Luke Bateman and Catriona Dorrian and Renee Caley of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Limited


The People's Choice winner, receiving more than 1000 likes on the Council's Facebook page and winning £250, was the Unified Filipino Association, (pictured below).


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Best Float - Youth Arts Centre

Best walking Group or Band - Manx Concert Brass, (pictured below).


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Best Youth Group - Unity Dance School, (pictured below).


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Best Charity Entry - Praxis in Wonderland, (pictured below).


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Best Corporate Entry - Douglas Borough Council Parks Service, (pictured below)


 AChris DSC2307 MediumChris Pycroft receives the award for Best Corporate Entry on behalf of Douglas Borough Council's parks service, and is pictured with the Mayor and Mayoress and the Steam Packet's Renée Caley


Best Vehicles - Manx Transport Trust, (pictured below)


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Best Dancing Group - Rhythm of Bulgaria, (pictured below).


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Best Local or International Community Group - Unified Filipino Association


Best Agricultural Entry - Ballacutchel Farms Limited


Mayor's Prize - Onchan Entertainers, (pictured below)


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