London, ON Third annual spring celebration

Discussion in 'Canada Discussion Boards' started by Lord_Robert, Jan 20, 2009.

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  1. Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan

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    Here's something I forgot.
    The 2 girls that have been volunteering at the past 2 events didn't want to come this year and sit at the tables all day. So they'll be face painting, Darth Maul and the Queen for the kids to go with the ep.I theme.
  2. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    That's excellent.

    My brother told me that Walmart is selling Star Wars 3D kites in the shape of the Falcon, an X-wing fighter, and Vader's TIE fighter. They are $29 each. It would be cool to see one of those flying over the event.
  3. TK42Tom Jedi Youngling

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    That's great! The kids always love the face painting.
  4. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    Dark Horse Comics sent me an email tonight that they will be sending some prizes too.
  5. Rabellaka Jedi Padawan

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    And those are pretty easy faces to do.
  6. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    Lord_Robert and I divided up the prizes today. We have a prize for each age group in each game, plus we also have some draw prizes.

    The age groups are:
    18 and Over
    13 to 17
    7 to 12
    6 and Under

    The Stormtrooper March and Tug of War will be for the 3 older age groups only. The Colouring Contest will be for the 2 younger age groups only.

    Wookiee Sniper Shoot - four age groups

    Thermal Detonator Toss - four age groups

    Jedi/Padawan Race - one winning pair

    Colouring Contest - two age groups

    Stormtrooper March - three age groups (teams of 5)

    Tug of War - three age groups (teams of 6)

    Costume Contest - four age groups, best group/pair, best professional costume

    Lightsaber Tournament - four age groups
  7. Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan

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    Hey, no worries about that sign we saw in the park this week. The rules have not changed.
  8. Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan

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    Who's picking up the cake. It's starting to look like we should get 3 of them.
  9. Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan

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    Ok. Small change in plan. I have DarthPapa's trailer and I'll be bringing it on Saturday.
  10. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    I can pick up the cakes - or get someone in my family to do it. They all have Costco memberships.

    Lord_Robert, is there anyone out in your part of the city who can help you load the trailer with the AT-ST - or would it be possible to load it up ahead of time (if so, I can help on Thursday)?
  11. Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan

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    I'm going to tryand get Chris to help me tomorrow.

    Hey good news. I noticed on face book event a 501st member, Brian is coming. I hope he wears his Clone Commander Neyo costume.
  12. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    That would be pretty cool - more red and white troopers!
  13. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    Taz from FM 96 invited me to be on the morning show on Friday (7:00 to 7:30 AM). Who wants to join me?

    [face_praying]
  14. Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan

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    I'll go. Are we doing this in costume?

    Also my mom is getting 2 cakes on Friday.
  15. Rabellaka Jedi Padawan

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    My work schedule has changed again. Now I'm working 8am-4:30pm. If you need someone else for the radio show, I could make it for that. It's not far from where I work.

    Also, if I still need to pick stuff up on Friday, it would have to be around 5:30.
  16. Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan

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    Ok 5:30 Friday at the garrison it is.
  17. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    Great. We should plan to be there just before 7:00. Maybe meet in the lobby by the elevator and all go up to the station together?
  18. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    I can be there as well to load up my car.

    The saber demonstration has been called off for Saturday. Derek at the Aikido Network has a funeral to attend, and has been unable to find replacements.
  19. Padme-Jones Jedi Youngling

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    I just found out about this event this week. I am trying to get it off work to attend, I will have a certain from them tomorrow (I know late notice). I hope to make it out!!!
  20. Rabellaka Jedi Padawan

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    I'll bring veggie-dogs for Saturday.
  21. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    If anyone wants to help set up, we'll be meeting at Springbank between 6:00 and 6:30 tomorrow morning near the gazebo.
  22. TK42Tom Jedi Youngling

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    Hope to see you there, then!
  23. Padme-Jones Jedi Youngling

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    Aww. I have to work 9-5 tomorrow :(

    I really tried to get it off.

    I'm sorry.
  24. Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan

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    Wow so many people.

    I'll post pictures on facebook & photobucket tomorrow.
  25. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    Today's event sure was a huge success, despite the ups and downs with the weather. I was very pleased to see such a great turnout. It's true that we got off schedule and were a little overwhelmed, but that's what happens when you only have so many volunteers.

    I saw lots of smiling faces today, and I had my photo taken so many times I lost count. I was very happy to see so many members of the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion out in costume today too - not to mention the great "home made" costumes. It really is exciting to get to celebrate the magic of Star Wars with other fans and just have a fun time. I'm excited to see how the media covers it in the coming days.

    Thanks for letting me be a part of this event - and for putting up with my sometimes off the wall suggestions over these last few weeks.
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