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About the Island Bay Festival 11th - 19th February

About the Island Bay Festival 11th - 19th February

Jump aboard the 22nd Island Bay Festival! February 11th to 19th!

This legendary week of arts and events, the jewel in Wellington's suburban festival crown, is once again just around the corner. The Bay is renowned for its strong community spirit - the Festival week brings everyone closer together in a celebration of the arts, entertainment, personalities, histories and lifestyles of Island Bay.

Check out our website for daily events to enjoy, and (if you're a local) how you may contribute and take part - there are the Ribble Street Trolley Races and the Sk8 Park competition; Garage Sales (from your home, so keep that in mind while spring-cleaning), Market Day, the traditional Parade to Shorland Park (and night movies and concerts too, bring a blanket); a fun and games Beach Day (including the swim to the island; and kayak race around it), Patrisha's Mystery Festival Pie and many BBQs to eat; and a wide variety of music and birdsong (including jazz and great bands), shows and entertainment, exhibitions, lectures, parties and film evenings. Don't forget to bring that special someone to the Valentines' Day "Island Bay Idol" Karaoke!

Want to help as well as attend and enjoy? People are needed to hold garage sales, to lend boats for the boat races and help out with boat rides, and the Parade; to help with costumes and banners, to take part in the Trolley races, and help organise all the entertainment; and of course to organise totally new events of their own. See the list below.

To check what's on and who to contact, keep any eye on our website, www.islandbay.net.nz, updated regularly as new events arrive. If you would like to participate, either email us at festival@islandbay.net.nz or phone Joe Bleakley on 383 5461; Nic McGowan, 383 5519; or Maria van der Meel 383 4993.

Garage Sale Day – Saturday, Feb 11th 2006. Give us your details and we'll put you on the map of our Garage Sale Day
Guide. Contact: Maria van der Meel 383 4993

Market Day – Saturday Feb 11th 2006 Set up a stall - anything goes! A unique opportunity for Island Bay to show the world its wares. Contact: Alice Taylor 383 8003

'Pimp Your Bike' fancy dress & decorated bike competition – Saturday Feb 11th 2006 Get out your crepe paper & spokey-dokeys & get decorating your bikes & trikes! Contact: Angela Meyer 021 405 619

The Parade – Saturday Feb 11th 2006. For the 22nd year running – jump in with a float or a costume or just be
yourself and cheer for Island Bay. Contact: Marilyn Hudson 970 4615

10-horsepower Light Boat Races – Sunday Feb 12th 2006. Bring your own 10-horsepower dinghy & join in racing ‘round the bay! Contact: Sam Auger 802 4366

Sandcastle competition – Sunday Feb 12th 2006. A fun family festival Beach Day event. This year's sandcastle
competition theme is ‘Monsters of the Deep’. Contact: Nic McGowan or Rachael Tempest: 383 5519
The Island Bay Idol Karaoke - Tuesday 14th Feb 2006. A cushion-concert style fun for the whole family, with your hosts "Beetrootz". Gold coin donation, spot prizes, sponsored by Island Bay Services Club. Contact Maria van der Meel 3834993

Ribble Street Races – Saturday Feb 18th 2006. Island Bay's very own trolley derby. Build a gravity-cart with your
kids. Prizes for speed, style and most original design. Contact: Dave Derby 387 4548

Sk8 Competition – Sunday Feb 19th 2006. Compete for prizes and get some air on the half-pipe at the Island Bay
skate park. Contact: Maria van der Meel 383 4993

Have Your Own BBQ – Sunday Feb 19th 2006. As a summary finale to the festival, have your friends and family over
for a BBQ, or come down to Shorland Park and use the free BBQ facilities there. Contact: your friends!


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