Aldi Community Games wish to congratulate everyone who came together while also staying apart by taking part in our recent ‘Creative Communities’ events which took place from May 15th to May 29th. We had a huge response to our appeal to all of the children and adults in Ireland to get creative with nearly 2000 fantastic entries flooding in.
Winners of each event were announced on our Facebook page last Sunday and each winner will receive a special commemorative medal. Everyone who entered will receive a digital certificate which can be framed and kept forever. There were lots of prizes handed out by our partners Aldi Ireland and Bus Éireann throughout the competition and lots of encouragement and engagement from Síle Seoige who helped us launch the competitions.
Overall this was a huge success with over 1 million people reached through our Facebook posts alone which allowed everyone to stay creative and most importantly “stay in the games”.
As Covid 19 restrictions still remain in place in Ireland and plans for mass gatherings still a distance away, we must inform you now that the August Festival in UL will not be taking place this year. This also extends to all Community Games events at Area, County and Provincial which will need to remain on hold for the foreseeable future. This is disappointing news for our participants, families, communities and volunteers but as always the safety of everyone connected to Community Games and their extended families is our key concern at all times.
While we cannot come together yet in a physical manner, the ‘Creative Communities’ competitions have demonstrated we can come together virtually and with that in mind, we are now working on exciting new plans for August which will showcase activity. Therefore, we are delighted to let you know a new online ‘Active Communities’ event with a host of activity based competitions will take place in August. Please do keep an eye out on our social media channels and our website for updates.
For now, please continue to follow the Government and HSE guidelines in relation to Covid 19 and we encourage you to remain healthy and active both physically and mentally as much as you can.
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