Aylesbury celebrates London 2012 Open Weekend
Archived press release
Date Published: 19/07/10
From 23 to 25 July a series of fun activities will be taking place in Aylesbury town centre for residents and visitors of all ages.
The activities are part of the London 2012 Open Weekend – a series of sporting, arts and cultural challenges set up across the UK to lead the nation into the two year countdown to the start of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
Organised by Aylesbury Vale District Council, the open weekend in Aylesbury will see council staff and partner agencies work together to inspire residents and visitors to get into the Olympic spirit and get active.
Highlights on Friday 23 July include wheelchair basketball, craft activities, live music, a cycle workshop and multimedia activities in Kingsbury.
On Saturday 24 July, there will be traditional fete games, the mobile skate park, street entertainment, live music, badminton and Jonathan Page Play Centre activities in Kingsbury and an information stand about London 2012 in Market Square.
The open weekend finishes on Sunday 25 July with a family fun run starting at 9.30am from Kingsbury, live music in Market Square, Tai-Chi in Vale Park and a mass dance event in Kingsbury at 2.15pm.
Councillor David Thompson, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “This is an opportunity for local people to join in to mark the nationwide two-year countdown for the London 2012 Games. The open weekend is designed to bring communities together in celebration of sport and culture and a chance for people of all age groups to participate in various activities and have fun.”
For more information about the London 2012 Open Weekend, click on the link below or call 01296 585210.