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Online Press Kit
Cal Poly Universities' 2007 Rose Float "Arctic Antics"

In this online press kit, media can find details about the Cal Poly Universities' 2007 entry into the Tournament of Roses Parade, "Arctic Antics." Contents include:
    • News releases with details about this year's float and background information
    • Downloadable music and print-quality photos
    • Contact Information


News Releases

Cal Poly Students Enter 59th Consecutive Float into Rose Parade

Rendering of 2007 Float
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NEWS RELEASE - It may be 70 degrees outside, but the Cal Poly Universities' Rose Float team has the arctic in mind. The Pomona and San Luis Obispo campuses are entering their 59th consecutive entry, “Arctic Antics,” into the Tournament of Roses Parade. PDF

2007 Rose Float Making Its 4-Hour Journey to Pasadena Dec. 22

2006 Rose Float Moved
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NEWS RELEASE - If you think driving in Los Angeles traffic is tough, try doing it in a 55-foot float! Students from the Cal Poly Universities will be taking their self-built Rose float, “Arctic Antics,” on its journey to Brookside Pavilion decoration center in Pasadena on Friday, Dec. 22. PDF

Volunteers Needed to Decorate Cal Poly Universities' 2007 Rose Float

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NEWS RELEASE - To complete the Cal Poly Universities' Tournament of Roses float each year, about 800 to 1,000 community volunteers lend a hand in covering every inch of the float with natural materials, such as flowers and seeds. The university invites the community to join in the distinctly Southern California tradition of decorating the Rose Float. Experience is not necessary. PDF

 

59-Year Rose Float Tradition Started With a Simple Challenge

First Cal Poly Rose Float
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HISTORY - What is now a 59-year tradition actually came about much by accident. A student, Don Miller, had always wanted to get involved in the Rose Parade. In September 1948, he received a call from Rose Parade officials, asking if Cal Poly could have a float ready for the Jan. 1, 1949 parade to replace an entry that had just dropped out. Miller, without checking with any campus administrator or faculty member, committed the university to an entry. PDF

Rose Float Tradition Includes 45 Awards Over 59 Years

HISTORY - While creating a float every year for the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena is often reward enough, students from the Cal Poly Universities have also enjoyed 45 awards throughout its 59-year history with the Tournament of Roses Parade. PDF

 

 

Download Music, Photos

Music from the 2007 Rose Float (mp3 file)

As the universities' float goes down Colorado Boulevard, it will play "Hilo March” by V2-Artemis. To download, right click here and choose to save the file.

Artist's Rendition of the 2007 float "Arctic Antics" (jpg file)

Rendering of 2007 Float

While the 2007 float entry won't be completed until just before the Tournament of Roses Parade, an artist rendition is available for viewing. “Arctic Antics” depicts a group of polar bears and penguins brightening up their snowy surroundings at a Hawaiian-themed party. Downloadable Photos

Photos of the Rose Float Making Its 4-Hour Journey to Pasadena (jpg files)

2006 Rose Float Moved

Photos of the 2007 Rose Float move from Pomona to Pasadena will be available for download online after Dec. 26. Photos of last year's float move are available now. Downloadable Photos

Photos of Volunteers Working on the Cal Poly Universities' Rose Float (jpg files)

Rose float volunteers give a float character shape

View and download photos of students and community members working on the 2007 rose float as well as previous floats. More than two dozen students from the Cal Poly universities in Pomona and San Luis Obispo work on the float year round. Between 800 to 1,000 community volunteers lend a hand in December to cover every inch of the float with natural materials. Downloadable Photos

 

Contacts

Media Contact
Uyen Mai (ooo-yen my)
Media Specialist
Office of Public Affairs
Cal Poly Pomona
office: (909) 869-5331
cell: (909) 539-8676
utmai@csupomona.edu
Volunteers Contact
Janetta McDowell
Senior Coordinator
Rose Float & Office of Student Life
Cal Poly Pomona
office: (909) 869-3642
jmdismuke@csupomona.edu

Rose Float Lab at Cal Poly Pomona
(up to Dec. 22)
office: (909) 869-3620
lab: (909) 869-3414
Rose Float at Brookside Pavilion
(Dec. 26-31)
(626) 793-2002 or
(626) 793-2004

Cal Poly Pomona Rose Float Chair
student
Jeremiah Telado
cell: (714) 328-8898
Cal Poly Pomona Rose Float Vice Chair
student
Matthew Yeseta
cell: (562) 652-0355

 

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