The annual Mini-Olympiad for children, organised by the Royal Gibraltar Police 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 14th October between 10:00 – 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.
RGP School Liaison officers have once again already embarked in the process of registering participating children through their respective schools.
The event is once again being sponsored by GibOil Ltd and Argus Insurance and will be supported on the day by HM Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Sports & Leisure Authority.
The children will form up on Saturday at John Mackintosh Square as from 09:00 under their respective sport banners. The Mayor her Worship Kaiane Aldorino Lopez will give a short address to the participants prior to their parading down Main Street led by the Band of the Gibraltar Sea Scouts and the Gibraltar Re-enactment Association. The parade will head north along Main Street Market Place, Waterport and Glacis Road, entering Bayside Road towards the Victoria Stadium complex.
A short opening ceremony will take place at the main pitch that will include an opening address by Steven Linares, the Minister for Culture, Media,Youth and Sport. Following the opening ceremony the children will break up into the respective sports/activities they will be participating in throughout the day.
In addition to the sporting activities there will be entertainment provided by 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 and Mini Go-Karts for children and several local charities manning stalls within the Multi-Use Games Area.
There will also be the now traditional boat rides onboard RGP and HM Customs vessels. These will take place from the water sports pontoon at the complex and will be free for children participating in the Mini Olympiad. A food and snack kiosk manned by RGP volunteers will also be available by kind permission of Victoria Stadium Bar.
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 last Saturday’s RGP Cycling Marathon held at Casemates Square will be distributed amongst the GBC open day and local charities by the RGP Charity Committee.