The Olympics is coming to YOUR city - Local Leaders needed
Friday 27 April 2012
Have you heard – the Olympics is coming to YOUR city!
Coventry is renowned for being a city that knows how to party, and now is the perfect time. If you want to plan a celebration for the Games, look no further. Sign up to be a Local Leader and whether you invite three friends or your whole community, this website offers all the tools to make your celebration one to remember.
It's really simple.
Just pick an occasion and get planning. If you need some inspiration, have a look at the ideas below that people like you have suggested. You can also check out loads of tools and tips to get you started planning your event. If you want to promote your event simply add it to the London 2012 'Join In' event listings, on the website.
All this can be found at www.london2012/localleaders You don't have to organise a huge event, just a get together in your front room is enough. Sign up to be a Local Leader, and you'll get celebration tools, the chance to profile your event on the London 2012 'Join In' event listings and access to exclusive competitions.
Here are some ideas:
Garden for the Games
Run window boxes down your street in red, white and blue. Cheer on a visiting nation with hanging baskets in their colours, or grow a bee friendly meadow like the one in the Olympic Park. We've got plenty of green-fingered ideas to help you and your community get your gardens ready for the London 2012 Games.
Line the Streets
Have you discovered that your house will be on the Torch Relay route?
Details revealed last month showed that people living along Kenpas Highway, Leamington Road and Kenilworth Road up to the War Memorial Park entrance will be lucky enough to be able to see the torch arriving from their front garden! The following day it will leave Coventry via Millennium Place, Broadgate, Earl St, Sky Blue Way, the whole length of Binley Road and onto Brandon Road to the traffic island at Morrisons Supermarket.
So there will be plenty of opportunity to be part of this historic day, and show the world that Coventry can party like no other city! Come out, make some noise, bring out the bunting, dress up and paint your face gold, make Flaming Maracas - instructions on the Local Leaders website!
If you are going to be there, then you can sign up as a local leader at www.london2012/localleaders
The Big Games Quiz
With plenty of memorable moments, fascinating facts and colourful characters, the Olympic and Paralympic Games are the perfect excuse to get quizzing.
If you've always fancied yourself as quizmaster, why not organise your own quiz at home, or a larger event at your students' union or sports club?
The website has a Quizmaster guide that will tell you everything you need to know about running your Big Games Quiz, from the essential rules to tips to make it a truly memorable evening.
They have put together a number of different rounds for you to choose from. The answers are included with the questions - for quizmasters' eyes only of course!
Answer sheets and team handouts are included for each team - be sure to bring some spares.
Opening Night in - 27 July
The world will be watching as the Opening Ceremonies announce the start of London 2012. Get in on the action and host your own VIP screening for friends, family and neighbours. Why not make it a night to remember and get everyone you know to come down to your local Community Centre?
On Saturday 4 August a massive 25 gold medals will be awarded at the London 2012 Olympic Games. What better way to celebrate the gold rush than getting your whole community fired up with a sizzling BBQ?
Light a Lantern
From 24 -29 August the Paralympic Torch Relay will be lighting the way to the start of the Paralympic Games, with national flames lit in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Help us light up every corner of the UK with a lantern display on the day your national flame is lit.
Last Day of the Games
Come the last day of the Games, records will have been smashed, tears shed, nails bitten, dreams fulfilled and memories made.
Gather friends, family and neighbours on 9 September for a Sunday get-together to see out an unforgettable summer in style. Get Radford raving, Coundon celebrating, Foleshill feasting, and Mount Nod making merry!