Thursday, January 27, 2011

Buying Tickets to Mardi Gras Party 2011? Please enter P.E.T.S. Code "APPLE"

Dear Fellow Lifesavers with Pride,

Thank you to all of you that have been quick to sign-up for the Parade! We are going to have the best time EVER - that's guaranteed!

Of course, the same night after the Mardi Gras Parade, is one of the BIGGEST dance parties Sydney puts on! Mardi Gras Party 2011!

Good news is that Mardi Gras wants to donate $10 from your Mardi Gras Part 2011 ticket towards creating the Lifesavers with Pride Float!

All you need to do is quote "APPLE" as the P.E.T.S. (Parade Entrant Tickets Scheme) code when you buy your ticket - whether it be online, over the phone, or in person!

That money will go towards truck hire, generators, costumes and our rolling centre-piece we are building ourselves.

It's easy - when buying your Mardi Gras Party Ticket - be sure to choose/ask-for the ticket that includes the $10 float allocation. You pay NO extra than the normal ticket - you just get to have $10 of the ticket money allocated towards creating the Lifesavers with Pride float.

P.E.T.S. Code = "APPLE"

Thanks guys! Please help get the word out to your friends that are about to buy tickets!

Please forward this email :-)

Excited Beyond Belief!

Mark, Michael, Jono, Christine, Nick, Gary and Steve
Lifesavers with Pride Committee

Example When Buying Tickets Online ...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Last Chance to Try-On Swimwear Sizes for Mardi Gras before they Get Custom Made

Hey Lifesavers with Pride

Wow! This year we have had the fastest growing sign-up on record! And places in the parade are almost full!

As mentioned in previous emails, aussieBum are our proud sponsor and have given us samples of each size for men and women.

They are making a custom batch of swimwear for us - so you must know your size for when we collect the information in the coming week.

What size are you? Well, the aussieBum sizes are a rather body hugging form fitting cut. As they say "if you have any doubts" about your size in aussieBum sizings ... then PLEASE come try them on at either of the following slots:

1) WEDNESDAY MORNING - 8am to 1pm, Wednesday 26th January - North Bondi SLSC - AT PATROL TENT - Patrol 13 are on Patrol and will be helping you get into and out of the samples :-)

2) SATURDAY NOON-to-12:30 (30 minute window) - Saturday 29th January - North Bondi SLSC - CLUBHOUSE FRONT STEPS

We will collect your sizes from you in a separate mailing - just be sure to know what size you will need - not exchanges, returns or store credits :-)

This is going to be the best Lifesavers with Pride parade event EVER!

We are all looking forward to you being a BIG part of it!

Happy Mardi Gras!
Mark, on behalf of your Lifesavers with Pride Committee

Friday, January 21, 2011

Swimwear Sizings - Please Come Try Them On!


Our kind sponsor aussieBum is making Lifesavers with Pride a special run of swimwear for our Mardi Gras 2011 lifesaver participants.

Size is EVERYTHING! We only want to see smiles of joy on your faces, and not of pain or discomfort because you ended-up with the WRONG size swimwear.

We are especially keen that all of our female lifesavers are comfortable in what they will wear!

Please help us help you find the right size. Come try the samples on!

Sample FEMALE (Tops & Bottoms) and MALE (Only Bottoms ;-) will be available at:

  • Look for Michael Mellon or other LWP reps that look like offering swimwear try-ons
  • 1) North Bondi SLSC clubhouse front steps
  • TIME #1 - 9:00 - 10:00 Saturday morning, 22nd January (this Saturday)
  • TIME #2 - Afternoon-time-to-be-decided, Wednesday, 26th January (Australia Day)
  • 2) City Location - to be agreed - please email Michael at
  • TIME #3 - 17:00 - 18:00, Tuesday, 25th January (before Australia Day)
Michael can also be contacted at 0412 746 775 if you have trouble meeting or finding him.

Email questions about swimwear to

It's going to be a amazing parade!

Lifesavers with Pride
Management Committee

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lifesavers with Pride - Mardi Gras Parade 2011 - Online Registration NOW OPEN

Lifesavers with Pride is looking forward to putting together our most fabulous and dynamic Mardi Gras Parade entry ever! We plan to build on our previous successes and to put on a fantastic show for everyone again!

But we need your help!

Sign-up to participate with the Lifesavers with Pride this Mardi Gras!

So, Get Ready to "Say Something!"


(Last Year's LWP Promotion Video - Courtesy cineFEX Video and Photography)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

News: "Gay Surfers" Surf Meet - Saturday 15th January 2011

Online community of Gay Surfers called, with more than 2700 members worldwide, is putting together the first ever “GaySurfers’ meeting” in Australia.

It will happen in Bondi Beach, Saturday January 15th, 2011!
  • Meeting at 10am down at the showers at South Bondi (near skatepark on the promenade) for a surf (To be confirmed – depending on conditions)
  • Meeting at 12.30pm at The Bondi FM Cafe‎ (2/143 Curlewis Street – Bondi Beach 2026) for lunch and drinks
To RSVP, members need to join the Sydney GROUP on

or send an email to Thomas at

REGISTRATION: Mardi Gras Parade Registrations Start Next Monday - 17 January

Happy new year everyone! Welcome back and back to Mardi Gras Season 2011!


Registrations for our Mardi Gras 2011 Parade Float are about to open. And we want you back for another year!

Please register by the beginning of February.


Our swimwear is being specially made by aussieBum and we MUST get sizes to aussieBum by the first week of February. This is particularly important for our female marchers. Once you register we can give you times and places to come and try the swimwear so that you get the right size. This year women will be able to choose different sizes for the top and the bottom.

What's on offer this year?
  • This year will be bigger and better than ever!
  • Music has been chosen and is being mixed and spliced by Jason Barry (JJJ parties).
  • Laurence is back again to teach us how to dance and prance.
  • Jono has his ideas about the design of the parade entry - think more centre pieces this year which go "bang"!
  • We are fixing up our flags.
  • Discussions have commenced with Ignatius Jones, the Parade Artistic Director, about our role in the parade. We will shine like never before!
  • One of our main sponsors has offered to help us out - and we think this will make our preparations so much more fun, our events stand out and our parade entry fantastic.

We have lots to share with you - and look forward to seeing you all at the first rehearsal on Thursday, 10 February at Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club at 6.30pm.

Rehearsal dates:

Remember you must turn up to 3 - and the final rehearsal. Interstate members please learn on Youtube and attend the final rehearsal.

#1 Thursday, 10 February at 6.30pm

#2 Thursday, 17 February at 7.00pm

#3 Thursday, 24 February at 7.00pm

#4 Wednesday, 2 March at 7.00pm

#5 Friday, 4 March at 7.00pm (FINAL - COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE)

More information?

Please contact us at or For more immediate contact 0412 746 775.
We are looking forward to a fantastic Mardi Gras this year and hope that you are able to join us with this celebration.

, Michael, Jono, Christine, Nick, Gary and Steve
Lifesavers with Pride Committee

When buying Mardi Gras Party Tickets allocate $10 to our parade entry by using the code APPLE

The national group of gay and lesbian Australian surf lifesavers and their friends