Join Us At The Opening Ceremony
Tomorrow night the Trans Tasman Tournament will officially begin with a spectacular Opening Ceremony at Barlow Park (6pm). The event will feature all of the traditions of a Special Olympics ceremony, including the parade of athletes, lighting of the cauldron, raising of the flag and the reciting of the oaths. If you are in town and haven't already purchased a ticket, come out to the venue tomorrow evening and grab one so you don't miss out on what will be a spectacular celebration of ability. Tickets are $25 per adult with under 18s admitted free of charge.
If you can't make the Opening Ceremony, come and cheer on the athletes during competition. It's free! Or join us at the Closing Ceremony which will also be held at Barlow Park at 6pm, 11 October 2012. Tickets for this event are $10 per adult, with under 18s free of charge. Tickets will be available at the venue on the night or at the Families and Supporters Hub, The Pier, Pierpoint Road, Cairns.
Don't Miss The Torch Run
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will add something special to the Tournament. The Torch Run will take place tomorrow from noon to 1.30pm and will cover a 5km loop of Cairns city. So, get down to the Esplanade and cheer on police officers and Special Olympics athletes from Australia and New Zealand as they proudly carry the Flame of Hope through the city. The Flame of Hope will then be paraded at the Opening Ceremony by one athlete from each delegation. One lucky athlete accompanied by a police officer, will then light the cauldron as part of the official celebrations. Who will it be?