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Cancelled (for skaters) - Australia Day MARCH Melbourne

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Cancelled (for skaters) - Australia Day MARCH Melbourne

Time: January 26, 2012 from 9:15am to 12pm
Location: Swanston Street Melbourne
Street: Swanston Street
City/Town: Melbourne
Website or Map: http://www.skateboardingvicto…
Event Type: free, -, bomb, swanston, st, for, australia, day
Organized By: VSA
Latest Activity: Apr 8, 2012

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PUSH Swanston Street as part of the Australia Day March.

Tram Free Push Session!

Assemble at 9:15 am at Corner of Bourke Street & Swanston Street, Melbourne.

Skate/march to the Kings Domain Gardens .

Session at Riverside Skate Park, (then bomb some parks!)


Free - hoping it could be as much fun as a Cronulla Riot, but expect it will be more like a Moomba Parade.


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Comment by cameron feely on January 24, 2012 at 20:50

can't make it , i have to orginise school stuff =(

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Comment by DA BEAR on January 11, 2012 at 14:18

With the possibility of no Bernie at the ditch,

i will have to put all my physical effort into the ditch,

so no march for me.

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Comment by bernie on January 11, 2012 at 13:58

Latest UPDATE.

Organisers have decided to leave skaters off the program this year!

They really wanted a highly organised club to show up at the appointed time, and follow their leader.....

Of course we all know skaters dont do organised clubs...ever!


Which frees you all up for THE DITCH!

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Comment by bernie on January 11, 2012 at 13:51

OK, so got more info.

For those that want to attend the March, meet at the corner of Swanston St and Bourke St at about 9:15am on Australia DAy.

Ask the marshalls for Carolyn Best, and she will tell you what to do.


It will be pretty tame, but you could get on the TV!

possibly all evening News reports.....specially if you trip and your board flys out from under you, and hits on of the dear old ladies from the womens auxilliary!

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Comment by bernie on January 10, 2012 at 15:18


What all that means is that it is a MARCH.

Assemble at 9:15am, raise the flag, March down to the gardens.

This is a good opportunity to showcase long boarding, but it I doubt that it will provide much high speed fun unless we can get you to the start of the march.

I will explain the lack of brakes etc!


Please confirm that you still want to attend, as i will need to fill out some paperwork!

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Comment by bernie on January 10, 2012 at 15:05


Dear Fellow Victorian


2012 Australia Day: Our Day Our March


On Australia Day 2012 (Thursday January 26th) the Australia Day Committee would like to introduce a brand new Australia Day People’s March concept - 2012 Australia Day: Our Day Our March.


Our Day Our March encourages Victorians to come together on Australia Day to promote Our Rich Culture and Our Diverse Community. We are asking communities, groups and organizations to participate in the 2012 Australia Day: Our Day Our March. The March will follow the Flag Raising ceremony at 10:30am, and will be along Swanston Street to Kings Domain Gardens.  


The People’s March has been a feature of Australia Day for the last 10 years. In 2011 we had a record number of participants with 3,000 people marching down Swanston Street into Kings Domain Gardens.  In 2012 the Australia Day Committee of Victoria wishes to introduce a brand new Australia Day: Our Day Our March concept to further embrace and reflect the many faces that make up our community and the multicultural character of Australia and Victoria. We’re asking you to Dress to Express Our heritage as part of Our Australia.


We are also putting an emphasis on Our Hobby, Our Sports, Our Culture, Our Religion, Our Lifestyle and Our Achievements.


In order to make Our Day Our March a great event to watch as well as to participate in, participants need to register with the Australia Day Committee, so that numbers, music and the nature of the participating groups can all be coordinated and planned. To register your interest, please complete the enclosed form and return, at your earliest convenience, to the address indicated.


I can think of no better way to express our national pride and cohesion of all the many communities that make up our great country.


Yours sincerely


Alison Fraser

Executive Director Australia Day (Victoria)


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Comment by bernie on January 10, 2012 at 15:04

From the committee 

2012 Australia Day: Our Day Our March



Australia Day: Our Day Our March invites Victorians from different walks of life to come together on Australia Day. It is a chance for everyone to reflect on our community as a whole by seeing the many facets that make up the character of our country. Australia has a strong and unique culture with a rich heritage. Australia Day: Our Day Our March will be an opportunity to Dress to Express an aspect of OUR Australia.


We encourage you to view the Australia Day Website and see some of the wonderful things we have achieved as a nation.


We understand that this event is nearly upon us, and as such, we would greatly appreciate your earliest attention to this registration in order to have your group involved. Please return form by 9th December 2011.


When and Where  The 2012 Australia Day: Our Day Our March will be held on Thursday the 26th of January, 2012 and will commence at approximately 11am after the Flag Raising Ceremony which begins at 10.30am. Our Day Our March will travel from the corner of Bourke St and Swanston St down Swanston St past the Melbourne Town Hall, Federation Square, over the Yarra River and into the Kings Domain Gardens event site.


OUR People           Groups that would like to enthusiastically demonstrate their national pride for our great country. Participating groups MUST wear either their traditional dress, costume or uniform that best symbolises Our Country of Origin, Our Culture, Our Lifestyle, Our Hobby, Our Sport, Our Organisation or Our Achievements, so Dress to Express!


Please note that in order to have as many groups as possible represented without over extending the march, we need to limit the number of people participating from each group to a maximum of 50.


OUR Music             We welcome groups to play music, if you would like to, during the march. Please indicate this on the registration form.


Signage                 We will supply standard signage for Our March. If you wish to carry any additional signs or banners during Our March, please indicate this on your registration form as all additional signage must be approved prior to Our Day Our March. Non-approved signage on the day will not be permitted in Our March.


Marshals                When filling out the registration form, please list the name and mobile number of your main contact person on the day of the event. This person will be known as your marshal on Our Day. All Marshals must meet at the corner of Bourke and Swanston Street on Thursday 26th January 2012 at 9.15am. We

Comment by Callum O'callaghan-daft on January 10, 2012 at 13:42

leeme know if you want to face book it.....

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Comment by Deeks63 on January 7, 2012 at 20:05

fantastic, thanks Bernie - I'll keep on eye on this page.

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Comment by bernie on January 7, 2012 at 20:03
I am waiting for more info from Committee of Melbourne.
They sent VSA a request to get some skaters in the parade, just before Christmas.
Should have some info Monday, when they are back at work.

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