March­ing teams put on a dis­play

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By KA­T­RINA LINTONBON

The Mata­mata Leisure March­ing Dis­play is this Sun­day, March 11 at Bed­ford Park and the com­mu­nity is in­vited to come and watch.

En­try is free and there will be raf­fles, food and loads of other things avail­able to buy.

The dis­play starts at 10.30am with 11 teams tak­ing part.

Deputy Mayor Jan Barnes will take the salute with Ron the Piper from Te Aroha lead­ing the march past.

A maze march is sched­uled so peo­ple can have a go at march­ing.

Coach Dawn White said it gave Mata- mata’s two leisure march­ing teams, the Kaimai Rangers and the Kaimai Guards, the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to prac­tise be­fore the na­tional dis­play in Dunedin.

Both teams have been fundrais­ing to at­tend the na­tional event and said they ap­pre­ci­ated the sup­port of the Mata­mata com­mu­nity and busi­nesses.

Fun, fit­ness and friend­ship are the key com­po­nents of the leisure march­ing teams in Mata­mata and Ms White said there had been a lot of in­ter­est expressed in es­tab­lish­ing team.

‘‘ We have a re­ally good time when we’re to­gether so if num­bers jus­tify it, we will look at the op­tion,’’ Ms White said.

If you are in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a mem­ber of a leisure march­ing team please feel free to ap­proach any of the leisure march­ing team mem­bers on Sun­day.

Should the weather turn nasty the dis­play will be can­celled.

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On dis­play: Mem­bers of the Kaimai Guards leisure march­ing team are look­ing for­ward to en­ter­tain­ing the crowd at Bed­ford Park.

Fine tuned: The Kaimai Rangers will use their dis­play day at Bed­ford Park as a prac­tice run for New Zealand Dis­play Na­tion­als in Dunedin.

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