La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association is going to have a “do-over year” after the 2021 annual Rose Parade was canceled because of the pandemic.
This, said LCFTRA President Michael Davitt, will give the local nonprofit organization some time to regroup and double down efforts to engineer the whimsical float called “Who Says We Can’t?” that will showcase in the 133rd Rose Parade after the 108th Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2022.
Typically, right after the parade on New Year’s Day, the LCFTRA hits the ground running to plan for the next year, and this year will be no different, Davitt noted. Continue reading “LCFTRA Ready to Roll on Whimsical Float for 2022”
On a recent Thursday, Tim Brugarolas and Bryan Bielawa were busy twisting pieces or welding portions of the “Dodo Bird Flight School” 2020 La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association float.
“Right now, I’m shaping legs for the birds,” said Brugarolas, 15, a La Cañada High School student, as a light rain fell. “I’ve never done this kind of shaping before. I’m experiencing how the springs react, twisting them, just how they tighten. Before I was working on a propeller, and now I’m working on this.” Continue reading “Local Volunteers Build Rose Float and, Hopefully, Tradition’s Future”
La Cañada Flintridge made its presence known at the 130th Rose Parade on Tuesday, winning the Founder Award for its colorful float and boasting the participation of two local Rose Princesses in the much-watched procession.
La Cañada High School senior Rucha Kadam and Flintridge Prep senior Helen Rossi, both LCF residents, took a 5.5-mile journey on a float bearing the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Royal Court and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Continue reading “LCF’s Princesses, Float in Rose Parade Spotlight”
Douglas “Dougie” Sibbald Dolfie passed away at Royal Oaks Manor in Bradbury on Dec. 5, 2018, from complications of heart disease.
Dougie was born Douglas Hungerford Sibbald in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 9, 1936. She was the daughter of Dr. Reginald Spalding Sibbald and Minerva Lawson Sibbald. Her father was the head of the romance language department at Ursinus College in Collegeville. Her mother was a rare woman for her time with a college degree, and a music teacher who later roamed the mountains of West Virginia instructing students in 100 schools.
Dougie graduated from Elkins High School in 1953. During those four years, she was a majorette in the marching band and proudly carried the letter “S” at all performances. Continue reading “Obituary: Douglas ‘Dougie’ Sibbald Dolfie”
La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association will host Bingo Night on Friday, April 27, at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge.
There will be seven cash prizes, including the Grand Prize Game, paying $500. For $40, players receive a dauber, a bingo book containing six single-play bingo cards for each regular game, plus one single-play card for the Grand Prize Game. Dinner from El Pollo Loco will be available at 5:30 p.m. for $10, and the LCFTRA No Host Bar will be offering beverages. Games begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.
The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is located at 4469 Chevy Chase Drive. The 2019 Pasadena Rose Parade theme is “The Melody of Life.” LCFTRA’s float will be titled, “Tree Frog Night.”
To register, visit LCFTRA.org.
If the millions of television viewers who tune into the Rose Parade each year know anything about La Cañada Flintridge, it’s that the town has a healthy sense of humor — and, apparently, a soft spot for pandas.
For the third consecutive year and fifth time in the past seven years, the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Float Association produced an entry — “Panda-monium” — worthy of the Bob Hope Humor Award. LCF’s entry has earned an award for seven consecutive years, and 29 times in its 40-year history.
“When we had the judging, we made the judges laugh, and that’s the whole point of the La Cañada float,” said Chuck Terhune, LCFTRA president. “We’re whimsical and funny and surprising.” Continue reading “Pandas, Princesses, Floats: The Perfect Rose Parade”