Statement by the Honourable Olivia Grange on Planned Celebration for Rio Athletes
I will now present to you an outline of the programme for the planned tribute to our RIO ambassadors in celebration of Jamaica’s achievement at the Summer Olympics and Paralympics Games in August.
The well anticipated events are scheduled for this weekend, Friday, October 14, 2016 through to Sunday October 16, 2016 and of course the culmination of National Heritage Week with the Celebration of National Heroes Day Monday, October 17, 2016.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Those athletes that reside overseas will be arriving in Jamaica.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Prime Minister’s Reception for the Rio Delegation – hosted by the Most Honourable Prime Minister on the Lawns of Jamaica House.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
The Rio Sports Gala and Awards Ceremony at the National Indoor Sports Centre on Saturday, October 15, 2016, beginning at 7:30 pm.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
The JN 5K Run/Walk – This is a fundraiser for Charities in Western Jamaica, sponsored by the JN Group and supported by the Usain Bolt Foundation.