On a roll at Mardi Gras 2016!

On a roll at Mardi Gras 2016!

By Sam shand | Events | 07 Mar 2016

We had the pleasure of being part of the ON A ROLL" float at this year’s Sydney Mardi Gras parade!

Our colourful Everyday Willy Wonka shades were a key part of every skaters costume and worn throughout their 5km skate from Hyde Park to Moore Park and if that wasn't special enough, we had the privilege of meeting all the lovely people participating backstage as they were getting ready to roll!

The "ON A ROLL” float is a wild mix of roller derby skaters, young punks on BMX's, hoola-hooping rollerbladers, yarn-bombed wheelchairs, light up segways and shopping trollies! Think Mad Max but as if your granny made the costumes, all coming together to forge forward in the struggle of social justice and celebrate the power of community.

With so many amazing people celebrating this year's 38th annual event the theme of MOMENTUM seemed perfectly appropriate and extra special. Mardi Gras creates something amazing that ripples out and resonates beyond borders and boundaries promoting positivity and equality for all.

Every Parade since 1978 has celebrated individuals from all walks of life and continues to encourage everyone to have the courage to be yourself no matter what. What an amazing event, we are truly thankful we were able to contribute, to even have a small part in something so big is an honour.

Happy Mardi Gras 2016!