July 18, 2016

501st Legion Parade

There was no better way to kick off celebrations for our highly anticipated Galactic Empire Charity Ball than with a grand parade on the day! Numerous troopers and Jedi knights marched right through heart of Brisbane with crowds of onlookers stopping to admire the mighty Redbacks! Both Imperial and Rebel forces worked together for a great cause – to raise money and awareness for Kidney Health Australia.

The media exposure was outstanding, we were mentioned in numerous newspapers (Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, WA Today, Canberra Times, The North West Star, Redland City Bulletin, just to name a few…) as well as Channel 7 News report on the night.

We managed to raise a total of $951.50 in donations for Kidney Health Australia. A big thank you to everyone who was able to make it from all of the clubs (501st / Rebel Legion / Galactic Academy), the Tattersall’s Club for generously providing a more than spacious change room, and the awesome piper for leading our parade!

Sofia Kudlak (QLD Community Services Manager for Kidney Health Australia) has passed on her sincere thanks – “Thank you once again for supporting KHA at the Queen Street Parade. You guys were fantastic and I was very impressed with the organisation of the event and your strong commitment. We are very proud to have you as a KHA supporter and I look forward to working with you in any future activities that may come up.”

When was it? Saturday 3rd June 2017, 11am – 1pm

Where was it? The parade started from the Tattersall’s Arcade, marching through Queen Street Mall, before finishing back at the Tattersall’s Club.

The Legion Parade is a family-friendly event, so keep an eye out for us next year and don’t forget to bring along your camera and grab a photo with all of your favourite Star Wars characters. This is a great chance to get up real close to screen-accurate costumes like Darth Vader, Chewbacca, C-3PO and more!

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All proceeds from the parade will be donated to Kidney Health Australia.

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