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Floriade volunteers probably think it’s very nice

By johnboy - 17 August 2009 16

Andrew Barr is obviouslyuy very excited to have unveiled the new Floriade volunteers uniform.

    I unveiled the design of the uniform to be worn by Floriade’s army of volunteers at Commonwealth Park this afternoon.

    Volunteers are central to the success of Floriade. Again this year Canberrans have responded to the call with almost 200 signing-up to dedicate thousands of hours of their time to ensure the event is a success.

    As with previous years, this year’s uniform is a long sleeved t-shirt, with the use of calm colours predominantly teal green with blue trimming in line with the Floriade 2009 theme.

And this year’s theme? One only for the strong of stomach: “Mind, Body and Soul”.

What next? “The struggle of the proletariat in the face of bourgeois oppression”?

What’s Your opinion?


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16 Responses to
Floriade volunteers probably think it’s very nice
Thumper 3:23 pm 18 Aug 09

Why do we have this ever vomit inducing need to have ‘themes’?

Seriously, it’s a flower display.

Anyway, I’ll be heading along at some stage..

Pommy bastard 3:02 pm 18 Aug 09

oblong said :

My favourite Floriade theme was Rock and Roll from a couple of years ago.
What could be more rock and roll than a bunch of geriatric tourists strolling around a flower show?

My favourite theme was “water”. It took a real genuius to come up with that idea, seeing as we’d been in drought for years.

Irony much?

emd 2:44 pm 18 Aug 09

Meh. It’s a uniform. Does it really matter how pretty it looks?
Personally, I love Floriade and wish I could camp there to avoid having to drive there every time the kids get bored on a sunny day.

Love the idea of a socialist theme. Having mental picture of scenes from Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life recreated as a floral motif. “Oooh look, he’s oppressing me!” I wonder what flower best represents bourgeois oppression?

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 2:34 pm 18 Aug 09

Awful shirt, but I bet the silver-tops love it!

oblong 2:20 pm 18 Aug 09

My favourite Floriade theme was Rock and Roll from a couple of years ago.
What could be more rock and roll than a bunch of geriatric tourists strolling around a flower show?

motleychick 2:13 pm 18 Aug 09

That’s supposed to be ‘calm’ colours? Wow. Now I have more incentive to NOT go to Floriade.

phototext 10:46 am 18 Aug 09

At least they won’t have to worry about anyone trying to steal them.

H1NG0 9:43 am 18 Aug 09

Worst theme ever

toriness 7:59 am 18 Aug 09

wow i didn’t realise floriade was manned by volunteers!

justsayit 11:48 pm 17 Aug 09

Is it just me or does this look like a weight loss commercial? The shirt Andrew Barr holds up looks like one of those “I wore it when I was a fat bastard” shirts but “check out the new trim Barr boy”.
So whats the slogan? Kilos shed by lightweight media appearances? Sure many of you can do better…

bd84 9:38 pm 17 Aug 09

looks corny..

LlamaFrog 9:23 pm 17 Aug 09

oh my god, could it be worse? please cover your eyes.

Granny 6:34 pm 17 Aug 09

I reckon I could look pretty damn hot in that shirt if I wanted. It’s all in the attitude. You have to wear it with flair and pizzazz and stuff! Besides, who doesn’t heart Floriade?

Whatsup 6:24 pm 17 Aug 09

That is revolting !

Fiona 5:48 pm 17 Aug 09

but No One wears that colour. No one!

can there be a vote on the volunteer’s outfit next year? because if they want calm, perhaps a green and red that doesn’t clash will make people less angry.

ahem *smiles*

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