Myall Quays lake see the spirit of the Olympics

Margaret McGrath. ( left) Jenny and Bob Macklinshaw( right)
Margaret McGrath. ( left)
Jenny and Bob Macklinshaw( right)

By Judy GILBERT

 

Residents of ‘The Haven’ decided to get into the ‘spirit of the Olympics’ and have their very own celebration by the Myall Quays lake.

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With a gloriously sunny day, the bridge adorned with Olympic rings  and the 20 neighbours donning some colourful outfits to participate in the many athletic events, beginning with a Kayak race across the lake.

Many fun events were enjoyed including three legged race; blind-folded egg & spoon race; slam dunk basketball, Rugby 7’s ball passing; golf; mini putt putt; quoits; pop-gun shooting and discus (thong throwing).

Organisers of the event Amanda and Marcus Sykes along with Sharon and Alan Townsend certainly put a lot of effort into the fun events created for the not-so-young athletes, with winners of each event presented with medals & certificates.

Amanda said she looked forward to it becoming a special event – but certainly not having to wait another 4 years to do it again!

The day finally culminating with an hilarious ‘Closing Ceremony’. Champion athlete and point scorer on the day was Eddie Lonsdale, with Judy Gilbert a very close runner-up.

It was voted a fun and fabulous day – the lake was alive with the laughter of all those competing!

Any seriousness was soon abated with many compulsory ‘refreshment breaks’ and followed with a delicious BBQ.

 

Judy Gilbert, Robyn and Greg West.
Judy Gilbert, Robyn and Greg West.

 

Eddy Lonsdale, Bill White and Ian Raine.
Eddy Lonsdale, Bill White and Ian Raine.

 

Sue Raine, David Gilbert and Ada Broughton. (left) Event organisers Sharon and Alan Townsend, Marcus and Amanda Sykes. (right)
Sue Raine, David Gilbert and Ada Broughton. (left) Event organisers Sharon and Alan Townsend, Marcus and Amanda Sykes. (right)

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