OK, its nearly time, and its all getting very exciting now.
Saturday we will be meeting at the main entrance to the Sydney Football Stadium at 4pm. By 4.30, after changing into your swimmers, cap and plain white shoes, we'll rehearse on the grass across the road for a bit with your issued coloured towel. We'll store our bags in a van that will remain here (probably in the SFS carpark), then head together to Hyde Park in our swimmers to marshal. Only bring a small bag to store in the van. Anything that you bring with you into marshaling, such as a T-shirt, will need to be discarded as we have no facility to store stuff on the truck. Wrist bands will be passed around at Moore Park so you must be there before we head off and you can not enter the marshaling area without a band.
After the parade, which will end in front of the SFS this year, we will then gather and disseminate the gear from the van. We will then move off together for a well earned refreshment.
As we are representing SLSA, no alcohol, and no drugs. You will be removed if you bring either, or arrive under the influence of either. And remember to respect your fellow marchers and the wonderful volunteers who help us. This will be the first hot and dry weather MG in a while so our water carriers will be most appreciated.
But most of all, have fun, smile for the cameras, rev up the crowd and do us proud. Happy Mardi Gras guys.
Remember unbranded swimmers, cap, white shoes and coloured towel for 4pm at SFS
Gary, Wayne, Christine, Jules, Orlando, Nick, Gerard