Announcing the Grand Marshal of the
KeyBank Grand Floral Parade

Five-Star Festival Taps All-Star Blazer as Grand Marshal

Portland Trail Blazer and NBA All-Star Brandon Roy will serve as Grand Marshal of the KeyBank Grand Floral Parade -- the premier event of the 2008 Portland Rose Festival -- on Saturday, June 7. President Mark McGirr, Executive Director Jeff Curtis and KeyBank Senior Vice President John Nolting were on hand at the Rose Garden Arena for the final home game of the season to make the announcement.

"We thought it was a perfect choice," said Mark McGirr, president of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation. "We're a World Champion festival and Brandon Roy leads a future World Champion NBA team, our own Trail Blazers! Brandon represents both excellence and sportsmanship -- qualities we can all embrace. The Blazers and the Rose Festival are both winners and both institutions of the Rose City."

After being selected sixth in the 2006 NBA Draft, Brandon Roy made an immediate impact on the Trail Blazers and was named the 2006-07 NBA Rookie of the Year. In his second year with Portland, the 6-6 guard was named co-captain of the Trail Blazers along with teammate LaMarcus Aldridge. Roy, 23, bested his outstanding freshman campaign this season by being named a 2008 NBA All-Star and helping rekindle the spirit of Blazermania. "I am very honored to have been asked to be the Grand Marshal," said Roy. "It will be a thrill for me and my family to ride in the parade and greet all the fans of the Rose Festival and Trail Blazers."

2008 Rose Festival Court

What has more than 100 Local Appearances, $49,000 in scholarships, a lifetime of memories and hundreds of princess waves? The Rose Festival Court presented by Pacific Power! The court brings millions of smiles to Rose Festival fans all over the state, which is one reason it's ranked as the top community outreach program in the world for special events.

The fourteen princesses of the Rose Festival Court are embarking on their journey to make visits to senior centers, hospitals, events and communities all over Oregon. Come out to see the court, and perhaps get a chance to meet them in person, at one of their public appearances. Visit RoseFestival.Org for a calendar of local Court appearances.

One princess will be crowned the 2008 Rose Festival Queen at the Queen's Coronation presented by Pacific Power on Saturday, June 7th. The Rose Festival Court would like to thank Pacific Power, The Randall Group and MTR Western for their support.

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Be the first to see which Rose Festival Princess will wear the crown at the Queen's Coronation presented by Pacific Power, then see Brandon Roy and all the amazing floats, bands and equestrian units in the KeyBank Grand Floral Parade march by you while you relax in comfortable climate-controlled reserved seats inside the Memorial Coliseum. No need to bring your duct tape or sacrifice your lawn chairs -- this is the way to see the parade in comfort and style! Reserved outdoor seating is available, too.
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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Memorial Coliseum - Indoor Seating
Coronation: 8:30 a.m. | Parade: 10:00 a.m.
Reserved Seats $30
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Memorial Coliseum - Outdoor Seating
Parade: 10:00 a.m. (does not include Coronation)
Reserved Chairs $30
Reserved Bleachers $25
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