Welcome Home South Australia’s Paralympic Heroes | Rundle Mall | 7 Oct 2016

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Welcome home celebration for South Australia’s 2016 Rio Paralympic Athletes

A community celebration will be held in Rundle Mall on Friday 7 October 2016, to welcome home and congratulate our Paralympic heroes.

Among the team of Australian athletes to head to Rio were nine South Australians who brought home four medals.

Brayden Davidson who won gold in the long jump, and Sam Von Einem who won silver in the table tennis will be among the athletes who will be at the Gawler Place canopy from noon.

Brayden Davidson – Men’s long jump T36 GOLD Olympic Stadium / Day 5 Athletics 2016 Paralympic Games - RIO Brazil Australian Paralympic Committee Rio Brazil Monday 12 September 2016 © Sport the library / Jeff Crow

Brayden Davidson – Men’s long jump T36 GOLD Olympic Stadium / Day 5 Athletics
2016 Paralympic Games – RIO Brazil Australian Paralympic Committee
Monday 12 September 2016 © Sport the library / Jeff Crow

 

Samuel von Einem takes home the silver medal in a hard fought match in mens table tennis on day 5 at Riocentro Pavillion 3. 2016 Paralympic Games - RIO Brazil Australian Paralympic Committee Monday 12th September 2016 © Sport the library / Drew Chislett

Samuel von Einem takes home the silver medal in a hard fought match in Mens Table Tennis on day 5 at Rio Centro Pavillion 3. 2016 Paralympic Games – RIO Brazil Australian Paralympic Committee
Monday 12 September 2016 © Sport the library / Drew Chislett

 

Members of the public will have a chance to welcome the athletes home and congratulate them on their success. There will also be an opportunity to meet the athletes and grab a photo and an autograph.

There will be free face painting with a green and gold theme from 10am, plus a screen showing highlights of the Games.

The event will be hosted by Channel 7 Sport Reporter Theo Doropoulos.

Our paralympians have done us proud in Rio and this event is a great opportunity to thank them for representing our state, and our country, on the world stage.  I encourage everyone to come along and celebrate their success and welcome them home. {Premier Jay Weatherill}

South Australia’s athletes did a great job representing Australia and the reception is a brilliant way to welcome them home. Come along and join in the celebrations and let our athletes know you are proud of their achievements. {Recreation & Sport Minister Leon Bignell}

Our Paralympic athletes are truly inspirational and we are very proud of their success at the games. We want as many people as possible to join us in Rundle Mall as we welcome them home and congratulate them on their achievements. {Lord Mayor Martin Haese}

Accessibility

A small reserved accessible and inclusive viewing area for people with disability and mobility support requirements will be provided for this celebration in the Gawler Place Canopy in Rundle Mall. Additionally an Auslan interpreter will be provided to interpret official proceedings from 12 noon to 1.00 pm.

Any guests requiring any accessibility considerations are encouraged to register by close of business Wednesday 5 October 2016. Please contact the Events team at Adelaide City Council on 8203 7726 or events@adelaidecitycouncil.com to register. Meeting point details and other information will be provided at time of registration.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the City of Adelaide website here. Join the Facebook Event page here to let them know you are going and to get updates.

What: Welcome Home South Australia’s Paralympics Heroes

When: Friday 7 October 2016 | Activities from 10am; Presentation from 12 noon

Where: Gawler Place Canopy | Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Who: Everyone

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