The annual Mini-Olympiad for children, organised by the RGP as part of its wider drugs misuse awareness work within the community, and under the banner of “Live Life, Love Sport,” will be held on Saturday 8th Oct between 11:00 – 16:00 at the Victoria Stadium complex.
The event is aimed at children of School Years 4-7, who are divided into a variety of sporting activities overseen by volunteers from local sporting associations working alongside RGP liaison officers and volunteers. In this regard, RGP School Liaison officers have already embarked in the process of registering participating children through their respective schools.
This event is sponsored Gib Oil Ltd and Argus Insurance and will be supported on the day by HM Government of Gibraltar through the Care Agency’s Community Drugs & Alcohol Team and the Gibraltar Sports & Leisure Authority.
On Saturday 8th October, children will form up under their respective sport banners at John Mackintosh Square as from 0900hrs, with an inter-faith blessing delivered prior to the parade led by the Gibraltar Re-enactment Association heading north along Main Street. At Casemates Square, the parade will join up with the Gibraltar Sea Scouts Band, who will lead the way into Market Place, Waterport and Glacis Road, entering Bayside Road towards the Victoria Stadium complex.
A short opening ceremony at the main pitch will include an opening address by Minister Samantha Sacramento, following which children will break up into the respective sports/activities they will be participating in throughout the day.
During the course of the day, there will be entertainment provided by Urban Dance and Danza Academy, a Radio Gibraltar roadshow and music by DJ Alan Arnold. There will also be a display by the RGP Dog Section, Bouncy Castles/Mini Go-Karts for children and several local charities manning stalls within the Multi-Use Games Area.
The traditional boat rides onboard RGP & HM Customs vessels and a food and snack kiosk manned by RGP volunteers will also be available by kind permission of Victoria Stadium Bar Ltd.
The day’s events will be brought to a close with the traditional Special Olympics Gibraltar v RGP football match on the main pitch.
As always, all proceeds of this event, together with monies raised at the forthcoming RGP Cycling Marathon on Saturday 1st October, will be distributed amongst local charities by the RGP Charity Committee.