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!


Bicycle Polo


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!
Wheelchair?


Roller Skates/Blades?


Horse?


Dog?


Or just a wheel!


Pram?


Rickshaw?


Office Chair, even!


Or your wagon?


Skateboard?


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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-URBGr3DXNs


Local indigenous elder, Auntie Mulinjarlie


Cr. Helen Abrahams (The Gabba)












Squid Relay
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)










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2 comments:

Henry said...

Hello! nice shots, what kind of festival is this, it looks so fun!!!

KING MING said...

its an annual festival in West End