Sunday, April 02, 2006

The Volunteers Get Their Day

This post is a week late but better to be late than never coz its important that I do a post on the people that made the Commonwealth Games such a success, the volunteers.

The day after the Closing Ceremony we pay our thanks and gratitude to the people involved in the Games that made it all possible, the volunteers. They did it for the love of the Games and nothing else. How could we ever do without these volunteers.

So in honour of them we had a little parade in the city so the general public can cheer and thank them. Yes I know, Australians love parades, I can hear 5xmom saying; "Not another parade". The athletes marched infront of the parade much to the delights of the public. Everybody was cheering and congratulating them.

Followed by the medical volunteers. You must have medical trainings to qualify for this particular volunteer works and they are distinctly dressed in red different to the normal volunteers who are dressed in blue.

And these are the general volunteers we came for. They are also grouped into different areas of work like drivers, crowd controllers and anything and anywhere that a person may be required.

This volunteer got a bit over excited and came over to hi-5 us! Good on you buddy! Gimme 5!

He loved to camwhore and his name is Colin Parkinson and he was a driver in the Games. Well done Colin! Now get moving!

There didn't seem to have an end to the parade! It went on forever...there were about 9,000 volunteers during the Games and not all of them were in the parade today. Thank goodness for volunteers, how much would the Games cost if we had to pay all these 9,000 people! I was told by Jeremy C that his cousins were in the volunteering works too, can you spot them Jeremy?


The parade went up Swanton Street, then turned into Collins Street and ended up at the Treasury Gardens where they have a little thankings and speeches by the politicians before finishing. 3 cheers for the volunteers!

26 comments:

Siao Cha Bor said...

thats so nice to appreciate the volunteers

thumbs up to them

killuminati said...

nice photos of the wrapup event! i don't have a tv so to be honest, i follow the commonwealth games through your blog!

how wierd is that? :)

Jacky said...

You are a volunteer also since you volunteered to cover some of the games on your little blog :)

fooDcrazEE said...

at least they are appreciated. good for them

Wuching said...

SCB: yes, thumbs up for the volunteers!

killuminati: thankz man! glad my blog serves some purpose! haha!

jacky: u can put it that way! :)

foodcrazee: good for them! :)

5xmom ~chanlilian.net~ said...

Not another parade!

robin said...

how come u didnt volunteer hah?? where is ur games spirit??
ahhahaaa just kidding.. this proves there is still good in humans after all !! people still do things for free.

Che-Cheh said...

Bravo to the thousand of volunteers for the Commonwealth Games!

suituapui said...

Gee! For a moment I thought I was one of the volunteers...that ultra-friendly Colin guy! Shape and size almost the same, only differend shades!! Ha ha ha! QV will surely say I "lau hua", need glasses!!!

suituapui said...

BTW, wuching! I didn't notice that u had QV and KNB's photo in ur post...that last photo!!! Dunno who are the other two! (Don wan to pull in the poor fella!! He had been thru' enuf oredi!)

Wuching said...

5xmom: yes indeed!

robin: siao kah! volunteer! chi sing!

che-cheh: bravo!

STP: so u r colin! which 2 ppl u think its QV & KNB?

suituapui said...

Aiya! U can't see, meh? The horses' arses!!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Wuching said...

STP: oh! u got me there! duh! yes indeed, horse's ass! hehehe!

QuaVadis said...

Tsk Tsk Tsk...Horse arse indeed STP.....Hmmm..STP as colin parkinson..I think we need to add some more weight to mr Colin, less hair and more chin..dnt you think so KNB? then it would really look like STP :P

Cocka Doodle said...

Melbourne got parade every week ah? not bored meh?

KpgNangkaBoy said...

Did u say who's the other 2 STP? Actually it's just one... ur eyes really lau hua, can't even recognise yourself. Its takes two horse arses to make one STP!..hehe.

QuaVadis said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! YESS!!! good one KNB!!

Wuching said...

cocka doodle: never bored one!
QV & KNB: today STP pick fight on u 2 so u 2 ally together to get hime hor!

QuaVadis said...

Wuching.... we cousins memang like that mah..poke fun at each other and when we meet laugh like mad, its the joy of being brought up in a huge close knit family unit...but sometimes..can also be very susah when they kaypo and chap su...aiyoh..I am into anti kaypo and busybody today ah..hahaha

Wuching said...

QV: u mean KNB, STP & u r all cousins?

KpgNangkaBoy said...

Err....no comment.

Wuching said...

KNB: why no comment? c'mon, spill it!

suituapui said...

This QV blabbermouth! KNB accountant always like that lah! Plays with figures, manipulates the accounts...and two asses can count as one!

Wuching said...

STP: u mean ur 2 cousind KNB & QV r both accountants?

suituapui said...

Not QV, only KNB and his best friend JC...and C4STP too! Hey! Should I divulge all their intimate secrets? They may start revealing ALL of mine! U playing us, one against another, ya? Cunning, u wuching!

Wuching said...

STP: yes lah..do share their intimate secrets, i want all the juicy juicy gossips lah!