26 September 2023

Floriade goers to play eye-spy with gnomes

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An army of pink gnomes have descended on the Territory ahead of Floriade, with Canberrans challenged to find all 35 of the gnomes.

Launching the Find Floyd’s Family Competition, Executive Branch Manager at Events ACT, Ross Triffitt said the competition was a fun way to celebrate the 35th year of Floriade.

“Floyd, the much-loved Floriade mascot who has been busy touring Canberra, has became separated from his very large family,” Mr Triffitt said.

“Before he can resume his important Floriade duties, he’s asking Canberrans to help him find all 35 of his family members,” he said.

“Venturing across Canberra, the army of pink gnomes have been spotted in various shopping centres, businesses, libraries and hotels.”

Mr Triffitt said that this year, Floriade was offering a range of engaging and creative workshops, artistic displays, musical entertainment in line with the theme Sounds of Spring, and plenty of fun things to do for all ages.

He said the program would also see the return of popular events like Dogs’ Day Out and the introduction of the Great Big Bulb Dig.

“Clues to the whereabouts of the gnomes are given out on Floriade’s Facebook and Instagram,” the Executive Branch Manager said.

“Once located, entrants can scan the QR code and enter the competition to win amazing prizes including a two night stay at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra, limousine ride to Floriade, Nightfest tickets plus more!”

Mr Triffitt said the competition would run until 28 September, with Floriade set to kick off on 17 September.

Further information on the Find Floyd’s Family Competition can be accessed at this PS News link.

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