Heav­enly Bod­ies un­leashed

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - ENTERTAINMENT -

IT’S time to get creative and bring to life a float full of Heav­enly Bod­ies for this year’s Car­ni­vale street pa­rade.

While the theme is open to in­ter­pre­ta­tion, Louise Pid­geon from Lou’s Fit­ness is tak­ing Heav­enly Bod­ies lit­er­ally.

“This is my first year in the pa­rade and just to do some­thing fun, I saw the theme was Heav­enly Bod­ies and I’m bit of a joker and the float I’m putting to­gether is ac­tu­ally a joke,” she said.

“Peo­ple who I’ve spo­ken with said it’s a great idea, it’s a typ­i­cal me thing.

“It will be some­thing for the ladies on the night with 10 young gen­tle­men on the float and I will be be­hind the float hand­ing out sweet treats.”

There is no ex­cuse not to put a float in this year -Port Dou­glas Car­ni­vale pa­rade or­gan­iser Lisa Whe­lan said reg­is­tra­tion is free and there are cash prizes.

“The street pa­rade is the event where peo­ple can get in­volved as a com­mu­nity and cel­e­brate liv­ing in Port Dou­glas,” she said.

“It’s one of the fun events on our cal­en­dar and has a real Car­ni­vale at­mos­phere, it’s such a great night, we have ev­ery­one in town on the streets, the kids, grand­par­ents - ev­ery­one comes in and has a great time.

“There’s $2000 worth of prizes to be had by the win­ners - the best over­all float will win $1000, best themed float $500, best com­mer­cial float $250 and best com­mu­nity float $250 and brag­ging rights for the year.”

The or­gan­is­ers are aim­ing for at least 40 floats to reg­is­ter and said there is al­ways room for more, with the theme sim­ple enough for any ideas to come to life.

“We’re ex­pect­ing all sorts of in­ter­pre­ta­tions - that’s how Heav­enly Bod­ies was born, we wanted to open it up to the widest in­ter­pre­ta­tion,” Ms Whe­lan said.

“It’s con­nected to so­lar eclipse but we want it broad so we’re not just see­ing moons and stars com­ing through, we want an eclec­tic in­ter­pre­ta­tion we’re sure Port Dou­glas will give us.

“The street pa­rade is an event ev­ery­one can get in­volved in and it’s amaz­ing when you’re in it, the en­ergy level is mas­sive and the fun peo­ple have is pretty fan­tas­tic.”

Reg­is­ter your Heav­enly Bod­ies float now by vis­it­ing www.car­ni­vale.com.au and click on the Get In­volved tab to find the reg­is­tra­tion forms.


Ride ‘em cow­boy: Leith

Malone in the ring


All dressed up: Shane Heaven, Mikey Pid­geon, Mitch Brown and Mark West­gate with Lou Pid­geon

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