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Kildare > Special Olympics 2003 > Events

Special Olympics 2003 WebsiteEVENTS

During the Special Olympics 2003, a number of events will take place in each host town countrywide. Details of the major events (Torch Run, Symposium, Healthy Athlete, Opening/Closing Ceremonies) can be found on the Special Olympics 2003 web site

However, each host town will provide a number of events for visiting athletes and their delegation during the actual games. Art exhibitions will be held countrywide in June displaying art from participating special needs groups from each international delegation staying in each host town. Each exhibition will give the community the opportunity to get involved.

Information on the Torch Run in Kildare is available here

Date Event Venue & Time
20 June
10.15 - 12.15
Street Party with balloons and entertainment as the Torch Run passes through Celbridge Celbridge
20 June
from 11.00am
Torch Run and street party Maynooth
20 June
10.00 - 11.30
Carnival welcome on the green area at the front of St Eimhin’s Park for the Torch Run
20 June
11.00 - 13.00
Open Top Bus Tour of Naas, Street Entertainment ahead of the arrival of the Olympic Torch at 12 noon.
20 June
10.00 - 11.30
Tree Planting Ceremony at the Riverside Park, An Open Top Bus Tour to welcome the Olympic Torch Participants include the Defence Forces, Cheerleaders, and Stilt Walkers Newbridge
19 June
18.30 - 22.30
Barbecue, Field Day, Open Air Concert with The Garda Band, Dancing with Joanna and Tequila Sunrise in the main hall Kilcock
16 June Parade through Kilcullen and a Welcoming Ceremony in the Community Centre. Bands, Scouts, GAA clubs, Soccer club, Lions Club, and pitch and putt clubs will give a Kilcullen welcome to the Kenyan team.
16 June
18.30 - 20.30
parade from the Town Bridge to the Day Care Centre led by a pipe band. Rathangan
04 - 14 June Painting Exhibtion with almost 500 paintings by children from Primary Schools in Naas, two entries from New Zealand athletes, a special entry from KARE, and a piece by Maps and Mazes drama group. Naas Library
17 May 03 Naas Sports and Social Club are holding a ‘Silver Mile’ for the sponsor an athlete campaign Starts at the Town Hall, Naas and runs from 10am to 4pm
16 Mar 03 Fundraising Ball for the "Support an Athlete" Campaign Killashee House, Naas

If you wish to highlight an event in your area of Kildare taking place during the Games, please fill in the online form here.

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