ESTEVAN - Loud and proud. That's how Patriots describe their rallies.
The third Annual Patriots Rally took place in Estevan Saturday afternoon. Dozens of decorated trucks and cars drove around the Energy City spreading their messages. Bill Clements with the Estevan Patriots group said that they had a very good response from the community.
According to participants, the rally attracted members of the Patriots groups from B.C., Alberta, different parts of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. About 50 people gathered by the courthouse in Estevan – the final point of the rally.
Many drivers honked their honks passing by the rally participants Saturday afternoon.
Many of them were holding banners, speaking to various contemporary hot topics, such as vaccination passports, mandatory masking as well as broader political issues.
Strongly anti-liberal, Patriots had Diane Neufeld, People's Party of Canada candidate in Souris-Mouse Mountain constituency, join the rally. She stayed at the courthouse for a meet and greet and handed out some pamphlets about the party's platform.
Patriots pointed out that it was not an endorsement for Neufeld, but rather an opportunity to ask her some questions about issues that matter to the rally participants and Estevan residents.