CGF General Assembly Officially Begins Thursday Night


The Prime Minister will be among over 500 specially invited guests and delegates who are expected to converge on the historic site to launch this important meeting of world sport leaders, representing some 71 countries that are all part of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Also down to address the gathering is the outgoing president of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Michael Fennell of Jamaica, who this year has decided not to seek re-election as head of the international body.

Others expected to make presentations are President of the local Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association, Alphonso Bridgewater. Remarks will be given by a representative of Queen Elizabeth II who will declare the assembly open.

The proceedings will be chaired by the Vice President of the local body, Mr Dennis Knight.

Also at the opening ceremony, there will be a cultural extravaganza, where a number of local acts will be on show, including the KC 5 Band, Masud Sadiki, Masquerades, Mock Jumbies, Liamuiga Folk Singers, Vivace Dance Company and a joint presentation by the Children’s Dance Theatre and LEAP Dance Studio.

As a prelude to the official opening a number of committee meetings have been held at the host hotel in Frigate Bay.

Also in the past few days, the Australian and Sri-Lankan delegations, have been hosting various cultural and other events in an effort to convince delegates to vote for their respective country’s bid to host the 2018 games.

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