The Christmas Pageant

christmaspageant.jpgI put my hand up.

We had a phone call at 98.5 Sonshine FM last week from someone looking for any volunteers to take on the task of being a street announcer for this year’s RAC Channel 7 Christmas Pageant.

Fellow announcer, John Donoghue, and I put our hands up to help out.

Tonight we went to a quick briefing at Channel 7. We were given our scripts, our official shirts and a few instructions on what is required on the night.

Essentially our job involves being at one of ten points along the route of the pageant to tell the audience what they’re seeing. We’ll be introducing each of the floats as they pass by and giving some background information on each of the participating groups.

It’s been many years since I’ve been to the Channel 7 Christmas Pageant. I remember mum taking us many years ago. We got there nice and early to get a good spot and then watched the parade of colourful floats and performers.

If you’re in the Perth area and thinking of joining the crowds to enjoy the evening, it kicks off from 8:30 p.m. in the city with a number of roads being closed from 6:30 p.m. I’d suggest getting in early for a good position. John and I will be announcing on the corner of Murray and William Streets, just outside the Wentworth Hotel.

If you’re heading into the city to be part of the fun, make sure you track us down and say hello.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

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  • hey I loved it as a child out there in the heat. One time I think we sat on top of the bus shelter in the terrace. Your Mum sounded precious even though I never met her

  • We might just come over and meet you. We haven’t been either in many years since the older kids were in early Primary school and I really wanted to bring little man for his first time. Mind you with day light saving causing it to start so late it will fall right at his bed time, hope he’ll stay awake.

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