Sunday, September 4, 2011
Kurilpa Derby 2011
Gnu Chris and myself are here today at West End
to celebrate Kurilpa Derby 2011
Its the 4th Annual Kurilpa Derby
by West End Community Association (WECA)
Kurilpa is an aboriginal word
which translates to "place for water rats"
which covers the area
West End, South Brisbane, Hill End, Dutton Park,
Highgate Hill and parts of Woolloongabba
WEST END REPRESENT!
Its kinda like hockey,
objective is to get the ball between the cones
Host of the day is Wonderwoman
The derby starts as kids of all ages
race down Boundary Street
You may bring your ride.. Whatever it is!
Or just a wheel!
Office Chair, even!
Or your wagon?
You can even SHARE one!
Crowd cheers for our young rider!
The objective is to reach the finishing line first!
Music fills the air, as West End celebrates!
Join in the dance!
watch video here
Local indigenous elder, Auntie Mulinjarlie
Cr. Helen Abrahams (The Gabba)
where participants use raw squids as a baton
in a relay race, passing it through their mouths
The Squid Relay Champions!
After that, was the Martini Relay
where they have to balance 2 martinis on a round tray
Roller Derby Girls
Spotted: Christine (BISA Australia)