Sat 16-Dec-2017 - Brisbane Special Children's Christmas Party
Troop Report 
16th December, 2017

Special Children’s Christmas Party
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101

10:30am - 2:30pm

The aim of the Special Children's Christmas Party is to provide in excess of 3,000 children with a day they will never forget.

Trooper Attendance:

41138 Cre8tiv
4159 Beanie: TLJ Stormtrooper
11005 Blue: Imperial Crewman
70809 Dark Dora: Jawa
6362 Kattak:  Boushh
6263 Redpaint: Scout
76076 Rhino: Sandtrooper
19770 Spooky: Jawa
49000 Studio49: Vader
12311 Teiwaz: Scout
74050 VickyVic: Mara Jade

MaggieD: Mon Mothma
Xenotrap:  RL Jedi

Cadet Liam: Scout

Support Crew:

This year was the 23rd Anniversary of this great annual event. 

Rubber arrived early to bump in the backdrop, he was followed soon after by the other attending troopers.
Once inside, we gathered in the change room for a brief rundown of the event, and troopers kitted up ready to work their magic.
The doors opened to a crowd of approx. 3000 excited kids and family members, so our troopers were kept busy for the duration of the event – putting smiles on the faces of the young and young at heart. 
We got to meet two amazing SmartPup working dogs, whose families were only too happy to share how much these dogs have changed their lives for the better. It was wonderful to see. 
Darth Vader had a bit of an identity crisis after being called Batman along with his sidekick Batgirl (Mara Jade)
All Troopers and wranglers did an amazing job keeping the smiles coming to the patrons faces from start to finish.

At 2:30pm the party was over - the remaining patrons left, we dismantled our backdrops and flags, tidied the change room and departed knowing we had brightened the day for so many. 

Charity Funds Raised: N/A

Injuries / Malfunctions:

No injuries.

Nilrem kitted up only to discover he had left his trooper gloves at home, so he was designated to support/wrangler.

Public Incidents: None

Mission Status:
Judging by the smiles and the fun had, the mission was a  Success!

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One of the SmartPups working dogs, Harry.   (Photo taken and posted here with parent's permission)

More photos can been viewed at
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Great troop Redbacks , very rewarding
" Better DEAD Than SMEG!!! " DancingTK
Always a special day. Great team effort, well organised thanks Sam.
GCSN16 >> GCSN18
DW2015 >> DW2018
OCC2015 >> OCC18  
BN15 >> SN17
thanks Sam and Rubber for everything you did, thanks all, love that troop.
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Distance traveled to troop: 96628kms

Thanks Sam for being POC.
Well done to everyone who attended.
You were all amazing and it was wonderful how everyone interacted with all the Kids.
Makes you proud to be a Redback.
Thanks again Beanie for your help at the end of the day.
Well done to everyone, what a special troop!

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I am so glad I found you and didn't kill you.

Thanks Sam for organising this, and to all the troopers for another fantastic troop. 

This is really such a rewarding troop, and a perfect example of the good we get to do.

Watching the excitement and happiness on kids faces  means so much.
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Fantastic work troopers and good to see that recognised
BN14  GCSN15 DW2015  BN15OCC2015DW2016OCC2016BN16 

This is always a wonderful and rewarding troop. Great team effort everyone. Thanks Sam for organising another successful troop.
GCSN16 >> GCSN18  
DW2016 >> DW2018
OCC2015 >> OCC18
BN15 >> SN17
Well done troopers!
FNG  OCC2017  CVIII DW2017  BN16 OCC2016

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