Continuing a long and proud tradition of public celebrations in the Heidelberg area, the Grand Parade kicked off the Kids ArtyFarty Fest on Sunday 17 March 2019 with a flourish of colour and movement.
Marching down Burgundy Street into Sills Bend, the Grand Parade provided a lively opportunity to bring Banyule's diverse groups together in a celebration of creativity, community and childhood!
Sponsored by The Heidelberg Central Traders, the day began with food, performance and great vibes at 'Breakfast on Burgundy'. The parade itself was themed and prizes were awarded under the following categories:
- Most Creative Entry - Delta Rd Pre-School - ($1,000 cash)
- Judges Choice - St Pius Primary - ($500 cash)
- Best Themed Entry - Panorama Heights Pre-School - ($250 voucher: Heidelberg Traders)
- Most Colourful Entry - Interlaken Pre-School - ($250 voucher: Heidelberg Traders)
- Best School Entry - Rosanna Golf Links Primary School - ($250 voucher: Heidelberg Traders)
- Best Community Group Entry - Banyule District Scouts - ($250 voucher: Heidelberg Traders)
Delta Rd Pre-School Rosanna Golf Links Primary School Interlaken Pre-School
Our parade theme for 2019 was ‘Our Identity: Celebrating Who We Are'.
Entrants chose to celebrate this by interpreting their school motto.. conveying a formative event in their club's story... showcasing aspects of their group or school they are most proud of.
Drum Out! School Students Itchy Feet Pep Band Montmorency Wildlife Corridor
This year we also facilitated Drum Out! - a workshop by professional creative arts company 'Fun Arts' to 5 selected schools in Banyule, free of charge. This included a whole school assembly performance, a workshop with instrument making and Parade choreography and a massed school percussion down Burgundy Street with all 5 schools together! It was full of colour, vibrancy, drumming and amazing enthusiasm from over 100 students!
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