This Friday, 5th August, Weymouth Town Council hosts a community event to celebrate ten years since the sailing events took place as part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
People are encouraged to come along, bring a picnic, and enjoy a host of free activities between 11am and 3pm. These include children’s mini-Olympic races, face painting, pebble painting, a mini nature trail and live music.
There will also be a display of information to find out more about services and projects run by Weymouth Town Council, and an opportunity to find out more about the Friends of the Nothe Gardens.
Cllr Ann Weaving, Mayor of Weymouth, said: “We wanted to commemorate ten years since the Olympic and Paralympic sailing events took place in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour.
“And so I want to encourage people to join us at the community event which runs alongside the unveiling of a commemorative sculpture. Bring a picnic, take part in the family-friendly activities, and find out more about Weymouth Town Council’s services and projects.
“Nothe Gardens has been chosen as the location for the new commemorative artwork because it’s a reminder of the spot where spectators gathered in their droves to cheer on the competitors during the sailing events. It also provides the perfect backdrop for taking and sharing photos of Dorset’s beautiful coastline.”
During the community event, which runs from 11am to 3pm, the sculpture will be unveiled by the Mayor at 12pm.