Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club members will be expanding their wardrobe to include all colours of the spectrum on February 19, with volunteers taking part in the Rainbow Beaches celebration of diversity and inclusion.
Held annually and coinciding with Mardi Gras celebrations, Rainbow Beaches was created by Lifesavers with Pride to spread the message that everyone is welcome on the beach, regardless of an individual’s background, gender, ability, race, age or sexuality.
‘Brunswick SLSC is really proud to be taking part in Rainbow Beaches, particularly after last year’s planned event was a washout following unprecedented rainfall and flooding,’ Club Captain Leigh Robbins said.
‘We want to show that everyone is welcome at Bruns’.
Patrolling members will be donning colourful clothing and face paint, with the patrol wagon and beach equipment spruced up to look its technicolour best as the rainbow flag waves proudly alongside the iconic red and yellow.
Nippers and parents will also be getting in on the fun with multi-coloured zinc and chalk art, while local community groups have also been invited to take part.