We’re calling it. It’s time to celebrate gingers for their glorious copper hair, their fiery nature and their red headed uniqueness (seriously, they make up just 1-2% of the entire world’s population!)
Gone are the days of mocking red heads. Bullying isn’t cool (it never was) and so to help, we’ve come up with a list of things you just shouldn’t say to one lucky enough to possess the ginger hair gene:
- Oh wow, your hair’s so ORANGE (Duh)
- Um, don’t you think you should be sitting in the shade? (Thanks for the concern, mum)
- Have you got sun cream on? (This is especially annoying when it’s only 15 degrees outside)
- How do you find things to match with your hair colour? (Quite easily, thanks)
- Don’t you hate having ginger hair? (No, I actually love it, thanks though)
- You’re SO pale (I noticed)
- Bet you got bullied at school, huh? (Nope)
- Any of the following ‘nicknames’: Fanta pants, Ranga, Carrot-top, Freckles, Ginger or Red
Now that’s covered, it’s time to celebrate the ginger gene in all its glory at the Buderim Ginger Pride Rally, held at the gingeriest place on earth, and home to everything ginger – The Ginger Factory in Yandina, Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
Hot on the heels of a successful 2017 event, which saw close to 1,500 redheads unite, this year’s rally aims to welcome even more gingers to paint the town red!
Armed with banners and flags, red heads will follow in previous year’s footsteps by marching to celebrate their uniqueness and promote the anti-bullying message.
The annual rally will be held on Saturday 6th October at The Ginger Factory, an iconic Sunshine Coast tourism attraction and home of Buderim Ginger. Registrations are now open, and the rally will kick off at 10.30am with all walkers treated to a Buderim Ginger Energy Rehydration Station to cool down post walk.
Buderim Ginger is excited to announce that for the second year, the Alannah & Madeline Foundation will be the official charity partner of the event. The Foundation aims to care for children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence, reduce the incidence of bullying, cyber bullying and other cyber risks, and advocate for the overall safety and wellbeing of children. Its work has reached more than two million children and their families nationwide since the organisation was established in 1997.
The Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s CEO, Lesley Podesta, says “We’re thrilled to partner again with Buderim Ginger for its annual Ginger Pride Rally to celebrate uniqueness.
“The event’s anti-bullying messaging is an issue that’s very important to families. We welcome the opportunity to raise awareness of the bullying behaviours that many Australian children face every day.”
This year, gingers will enjoy entertainment in the form of blues and soul music, from Blues Arcadia in addition to a whole host of ginger-themed stalls, competitions and activities, including a ginger garden (serving Buderim Ginger Beer), ginger beer pong, ginger pride photobooth, ginger kids zones with face painting and balloon artists, and prizes awarded for the best pre-made gingerbread houses.
Redheads will also be able to get their hands on many coveted Buderim Ginger prizes throughout the day, with those brave enough being invited to enter the hotly anticipated ginger jelly eating competition, a sight not to be missed!
For more information, and to register for the event visit: http://www.thegingernet.com/ginger-pride-rally
In the last 76 years, Buderim Ginger has grown from a small farming community and ginger grower’s cooperative to one of the world’s largest suppliers of ginger. Today Buderim Ginger is known as the finest purveyor of all things ginger, producing an impressive variety of Australian favourites from its infamous ginger beer and ginger snack range to its beloved original ginger marmalade recipe.
Buderim Ginger opened its first factory in Buderim in 1941 and moved to its current Yandina site in 1980. The Ginger Factory opened on Buderim Ginger’s Yandina site in 1985, originally as a retail shop, and has grown to become one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular tourist attractions. It was even visited by the late Princess Diana and Prince Charles in 1983! The Ginger Factory has informative tours, fun rides, great shopping, beautiful gardens and a fantastic Café. It’s a great day out for all ages.
For further information visit http://www.buderimginger.com