ON We actually survived the Grape & Wine!

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  1. Mert_Skywalker Jedi Master

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    Aug 28, 2001
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    Oh, what a great day. YJN got HUGE publicity from the Grape & Wine Parade, and had alot of fun doing it. Although, I must say it would've been better if the costumes were more comfortable. I for one, can't believe Jason as Darth Vadar and Mark as the Stormtrooper survived the walk. I was only dressed as Luke as an X-Wing pilot, and I'm so tired I'm about to go in a corner in the fetal position and cry! There was also Boba, who continguingly complained about how the jock strap he wore was too tight (what a bragger).But I would like to end this post by saying congrats to all the members who made this parade better through their hard work. Well, I guess that is everyone in the group than!

    p.s. Let's here it for our three new members, Brian, Ryan and Shawn!!!
  2. BobaFett_YJN Jedi Master

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    May 27, 2001
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    Oh boy, that was a wonderful day. It's 10:42 and it feels like 11:00.....weird. I loved getting all the cheers from the little kids and they all wanted to shake my hand (and for me to shoot them :p). I especially loved when Mark (our stormtrooper) danced along to the music from the float ahead of us! That cracked everyone up. About the new members, apparently they just saw us and they enlisted to become Imperial Scout Troopers...although they didn't quite "fit" the part (they are small dudes!). I'm really tired now, so I'm only doing a short report and one, blurry, photo. Here it is.
    [image=http://fan.starwars.com/young_jedi_niagara/files/Photos/GrapeAndWine/group.jpg]
    From Left to right:
    Bayley, Laurie, Mallory, Debb (back), Corey, Chris, Brian, Shawn, Mark (back), Graeme (me), Ryan, Jason, Crystal, Brian, Andrew, Nick, Amanda, Mitch, Steph, Eryn, and R5-D4

    I will be posting a full summary as well as tons more, better quality photos in the past events section of http://www.youngjediniagara.com
  3. Woofer Jedi Master

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    Aug 27, 2001
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    I only wish I could have particpated.

    Sounds like it was a good time, however tiring.
  4. Ian_Ball Jedi Master

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    Sep 21, 2001
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    Costumes look sweet guys! I wish i was there to see it all though, next time you are out and about, i`ll be sure to come and take a look!
  5. YoungJediNiagara RSA Emeritus FF Canada

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    Mar 23, 2001
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    We did a great job guys.
    Plus on a further note...Jerry, from DMZ Paintball, has told me that; "Since Y.J.N. helped promote my store (in exchange for the use of R5 and some of the costumes) I?m going to make a $50.00 donation, to Women's Place, on your behalf.?
    That's something else to be proud of guys.
    Well Done.
  6. BobaFett_YJN Jedi Master

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    May 27, 2001
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    Wow, thats great! Big thanks to Jerry for all his help!
  7. Adam-the-Indifferent Jedi Master

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    Nov 30, 2000
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    Congratulations!

    Looks like alot of fun was had!

    You guys are really doing some great stuff in the Niagara region, keep up the great work!


  8. Woofer Jedi Master

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    Aug 27, 2001
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    The parade was shown CH (channel 11) this afternoon btw.

    They did show a very quick shot of YJN, and read the blurb about the club and Women's Place.

    It was real fast. Hardly a chance at all to take in the costumes, but it still looked good, and the parade commentators resisted making any embarrassing remarks.
  9. YoungJediNiagara RSA Emeritus FF Canada

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    Mar 23, 2001
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    I taped the channel 10 showing of the parade.
    Did anyone tape the channel 11?
  10. Han_YoungJediNiagara Jedi Master

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    Apr 28, 2001
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    I got it, don't worry.

    Top 3 best things about the parade:

    1. People on top of buildings shouting "Chewie! Chewie! ROWRAAARG!"

    2. Getting 3 new members to fill those empty sets of Biker Scout armour

    3. "Luke, I am your father" being shouted by everyone

    feel free to add on more
  11. Mert_Skywalker Jedi Master

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    Aug 28, 2001
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    No, the "Luke I am your father" bit was NOT a highlight. No way. If I hear that again by someone OTHER than James Earl Jones, I'm gonna go crazy!!! But a highlight of the parade would have to be the great *rolling of eyes* support given to us at school.
  12. BobaFett_YJN Jedi Master

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    May 27, 2001
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    I am SO glad I wore a helmet......
  13. CranieAmidala Jedi Knight

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    Oct 1, 2001
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    I was watching the Grape and Wine parade and saw the excellent actors & costumes. I was amazed. For once someone actaully had goos custumes and the people were all the right heights as the actors LOL.
    I saw that you guys had a webpage and since have visited it and inquired in becoming a member.
  14. YoungJediNiagara RSA Emeritus FF Canada

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    Mar 23, 2001
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    Hi CranieAmidala,

    I?ll officially welcome you to fanforce and into Young Jedi Niagara as a member.
    I?ve already added you to our members email list and I believe I?ve sent you our latest Y.J.N.ewsletter.
    Everyone?say hello to CranieAmidala!!!
  15. Woofer Jedi Master

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  16. Han_YoungJediNiagara Jedi Master

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    Apr 28, 2001
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    Didn't you go to Queen Mary a couple years ago?
  17. YoungJediNiagara RSA Emeritus FF Canada

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    Mar 23, 2001
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    The Grape and Wine Parade pictures are up on our website now for everyone to see. (Past Events Page)
    For those that could not make it to the parade I hope to see you on October 16th at our Charity DVD Release Event.
  18. Amidala_wannabe Jedi Master

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    Aug 18, 2001
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    Mert... I am your father... er.. mother!!!


    Amidala Wannabe
  19. Mert_Skywalker Jedi Master

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    NOOO!!! It can't be..... NOOOOOO
  20. Amidala_wannabe Jedi Master

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    About the school thing, none of my friends where there! or at least not the ones that would make a big thing about it.... hehehe... Yes Mert... i am your mother..

    Amidala Wannabe
  21. Han_YoungJediNiagara Jedi Master

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    Apr 28, 2001
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    The other day, Mert says that in Empire, Vader said "Luke, I am your father". CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT? Everyone knows he said "No, I am your father". He tried to make it seem like he knew exactly what Vader said.

    And I laughed in his face.

    BTW, in class I only refer to him as "Commander Skywalker". Give it a try. You'll be suprised how he reacts
  22. Cow_Girl Chapter Rep Niagara ON, CA

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    Jun 15, 2001
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    Hey Everybody!
    Steph your friends were there remeber Erika and tara? They were standing two feet away from me screaming at the top of their lungs! and apperantly they have the pictures to prove it too....
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