Niagara, ON Grape and Wine Parade 2009

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  1. beezel26 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 11, 2003
    star 7
    I am stateside with a ride so I will be there as a helper.
  2. legoman Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 14, 2002
    star 3
    Awsome! It'll be good to see you again beezel!
  3. Hbrika Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Apr 4, 2007
    I?ll see if I can come to this. I?m in Tecumseh. It?ll be a long haul :p

    Some info I found about this parade




  4. legoman Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 14, 2002
    star 3
    Here is the list of marchers, costumes, and food that I have so far (also posted above):

    Niagara:

    Andrew - Scout Trooper - cake
    Jessica - Jedi
    Brandan - Imperial Tech
    TJ - Luke - Sandwiches
    Rob - Stormtrooper - doughnuts & oj (breakfast of champions)
    Jay - Stormtrooper
    Crystal - Palpatine
    John V - X-Wing Pilot
    Graeme - Boba Fett - Mexican salad
    Lindsay - ep. IV Leia
    Cam - Jedi
    Caleb - Jango Fett
    Steph C. - ep. VI leia/padme - chips
    Steph C.C. - Ep.1 Tatooine Padme
    Eryn +1 - Zam, Jedi - vegetable tray
    Bayley - Jedi - garden salad
    Bryce - Jedi
    John P. - Darth Maul
    (Chris L.) +2 - Jedi - Beef on a bun
    Matt - Stormtrooper - case of water/pop
    Jonathan - Clone trooper
    Justin- Anakin - cookies
    Stephanie- Imperial Officer/Jedi - sweet and sour meatballs
    Zaphyn (carried)- Ewok
    Noah (in stroller)- little Anakin
    Tony- Young Boba Fett (clone)
    James - Jedi

    Tracy (out of costume)
    Devon (out of costume)
    Paul (out of costume)
    Beezel26 (out of costume)

    London:

    Doug - X-Wing Pilot - pasta salad
    Janet - Jocasta Nu
    Chris - Jedi
    Christine - Ep. 2 fireside Padme
    Joe - Ep. 3 Anakin

    Windsor

    Chris - Jedi
    Kristyn - Darth Traya

    501st/RL:

    Samantha - Royal Guard
    Rob - Biker Scout
    Roy - Darth Vader
    Brian - Storm Trooper
    Chris - Storm Trooper
    Lou - Storm Tropper
    Leisa - Tie Pilot - vegetable tray
    Nelson - Darth Nilhius - case of pop
    Erica - Darth Reven - curry perogies
    Tom - TIE Pilot?
    Dan +6 - Han Solo, Jedi, little jedi, vader, trooper - cutlery
    Ken - X-Wing pilot(Wedge) - fruit tray

    We also have our 4 out-of-costume helpers.

    If you are not on this list and should be, please let me know. Also, no one has gotten back to me about what they are bringing to the potluck, aside from Debby. We need to make sure we don't have too much of one thing, and not enough of something else.
  5. jadepadawan Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Feb 12, 2002
    star 3
    Hey Andrew, sorry for lack of reply: Facebook is not linked up at work...

    I am going to be either Leia (ewok village) or Padme (ep 3 purple nightgown) and I will be coming for sure and bringing chips
  6. legoman Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 14, 2002
    star 3
    We are only one week away from parade day! (Hopefully this week goes by fast)

    We could still use a few items for the potluck. Here's what we have so far:

    Andrew - cake
    TJ - Sandwiches
    Steph C.- chips
    Bayley - garden salad
    Chris L. - Beef on a bun
    Matt - case of water/pop
    Jonathan - case of water/pop
    Justin- Anakin - cookies
    Stephanie- Imperial Officer/Jedi - sweet and sour meatballs
    Doug - pasta salad
    Eryn - vegetable tray
    Nelson - pop
    Dan - cutlery
    Graeme - Mexican layered salad
    Ken - fruit tray

    What else do we need?

    Plates, cups
    more beverages

    Remember, we are going to have around 50 hungry people, so we will need plenty of food. Any leftovers will be donated to the shelter, so too much is far better than not enough.

    Also, if your name is not on the list in my previous post, make sure it gets there. I will be giving our numbers to Debby very soon so she can get the beef on a bun.

    On parade day, try to be at the school by 9:30 to avoid road closures. Be prepared to be in costume by 10:00 for pictures, line-up by 10:30. Also, don't forget to bring $10 to help cover the school rental, beef on a bun, and a donation to the shelter.

    See everyone next weekend!
  7. grey_starr Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 22, 2004
    star 4
    I have 4 more coming 1 adult 3 kids... Jedi, Little Jedi, Little Vader, and a Little Clone Trooper.
  8. legoman Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 14, 2002
    star 3
    And the list keeps growing. Anyone think we can hit 50 in costume?
  9. jedidougcdn Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 31, 2008
    star 2
    50 was my original prediction. :)
  10. legoman Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 14, 2002
    star 3
    The parade is now 24 hours away. Please remember to:
    1) try to arrive before 9:30am.
    2) bring $10 to cover the cost of the school/food and a donation to the shelter.

    See everyone tomorrow morning!
  11. T_StarFlyer Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 2, 2004
    star 4
    looks like i'm solo for this, I pmed beezel, to see if he wants to neet up & drive the rest of the way together. but either way, I'll see ya'll tomorrow.
  12. legoman Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 14, 2002
    star 3
    We had such an amazing turn out today! This is the largest group we have ever had in the parade, and we looked amazing! As always, the crowd loved us. I can't wait to see all the pictures.

    We ended up donating 2 boxes of food, 2 cases of water, a case of pop and $255 to Gillian's Place. Their shelter is completely full right now, so they were very thankful for all of our support.

    A big thanks to all those who came out from the 501st, Rebel Legion, and London Rogues, as well as all the past, present and brand new Niagara members.

    A special thanks to everyone who brought food for lunch, David, Tracy, Devon and Melissa for being our handlers and "waterboys" for the parade, Heather for making us a beautiful new banner, and TJ for getting us the school.

    Next year will be our 10th Grape and Wine parade. I hope to see you all come out again, plus many more. Thank you all again for making this day a success!
  13. T_StarFlyer Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 2, 2004
    star 4
    Thanks for letting me come up & play. Great time as always. See yall Next year!
  14. yodascorch Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 15, 2007
    star 1
    Yes it was a great day....great having so many show up...my first time...Andrew you did a great job with the organization and thank your mom for also helping out and to an amazing cake....
    TJ thanks for the facilities...just perfect.
  15. beezel26 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 11, 2003
    star 7
    I am back I think I left my sim card reader so tommorow I will get pictures up. thankyou everyone for allowing me to come. Its great to see the large turnout including the next generation as well.
  16. grey_starr Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 22, 2004
    star 4
    Another great and well organized Parade! Kudos to all involved!

    (repost from the RL)

    I had such a great time! My youngest was getting a LOT of call outs for "C3PO"!!! She LOVED IT!! So did my oldest of course! and really wants a better costume already Mwahahaha!

    Sorry I couldn't stay and help out - and that I wasn't a great social bunny... I was there with a 101 fever :( and was just happy to get through the parade... and it was a bit tougher with 5 kids booting around! lol
  17. T_StarFlyer Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 2, 2004
    star 4
    Daniel, you are such a trooper, I thought you looked a little unwell. But you did a great job as always. I hope you feel better, being sick is no fun.
  18. Rabellaka FF City Rep London, ON Canada

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Nov 20, 2002
    star 4
    I ended up with a nasty cold that's hanging on... Still can't quite breathe properly. Can't wait till next year!
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