Celebrate Woking is “a year-long programme of multi-cultural events and activities in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.”
For more information visit the Celebrate Woking website and read the ‘About Celebrate Woking’ snippet below:
‘Be proud, be part of it!’ is our overarching vision for the Celebrate Woking programme, inspired by the London 2012 Olympic annd Paralympic Games and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The multi-cultural programme of events aims to maximise cultural, health and well-being benefits for the Borough’s community, whilst leaving a positive legacy beyond 2012.
Our overall aims are:
- to increase the number of people participating in sports activities
- to increase the number of people participating in cultural activities
- to bring together culture and sport to celebrate Woking’s diverse communities
- to raise the profile and promote a positive image of the diverse community of Woking
- to maximise economic development.
Speaking about the Celebrate Woking programme, Cllr Tony Branagan, Lead Member for 2012 at Woking Borough Council, said: “For one weekend in July 2012, the eyes of the world will be transfixed upon the undulating, green landscapes of Surrey as the world’s top professional men and women cyclists battle it out for gold, silver and bronze medals right on our doorstep.
“To commemorate this once in a lifetime opportunity and to enthuse future generations of local athletes and artists, the Council has set aside funding to deliver an inspirational programme of community-based multi-cultural events in line with the ethos of the five Olympic rings – music, dance, language/literature, visual arts and sports.
“We hope the Celebrate Woking programme will provide cultural, health and well-being benefits for residents, schools and community groups, plus provide economic opportunities for local businesses.
“This website provides the perfect portal for everyone to find out what is coming up over the next year, get involved in one of the many projects and make a pledge in the lead up to the ‘greatest show on earth’, the London 2012 Olympic Games, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.”