Welcome Home Flora!

Welcome Home Flora!

Today Bermuda welcomed home Olympic Gold Medal Winner Flora Duffy!

On behalf of FUELLED Bermuda – Welcome Home Flora!!

In case you missed it, she was greeted at the airport with a motorcade today and was taken into town to meet with local dignitaries for a special presentation.

A national holiday in her honour was also declared.

✳ The Government announced that October 18 would be Flora Duffy Day in recognition of the triathlete’s extraordinary success at Tokyo 2020 and the World Championships.

There will also be the renaming of two local landmarks.

✳ The renaming of the National Sports Centre’s South Field Stadium to the Flora Duffy Stadium; and

✳ The renaming of Corkscrew Hill Devonshire to Flora Duffy Hill.

Other special events include:

✳ A special recognition by the Bermuda Post Office;

✳ An artistic mural announcement;

✳ A Flora Duffy statue will be commissioned; and

✳ An open air Tribute Concert.

The Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Dr. Ernest Peets said, “We hope to see the Island participate in these celebratory events in a safe way. We will also make sure that we provide live streaming for many of these activities so that the public can tune in and celebrate Flora in real time. All the events will be recorded and shared soon after via the Department of Culture’s website and via CITV.”
“We’re also inviting the public to send us their video tributes of congratulations so that we can run them all day long during Flora Duffy Day. We will share more details shortly on how the community can participate.”

Minister Peets concluded, “During such a challenging time, seeing our own on the world stage performing like no one before had the effect of bringing us together as a community and as a people. That same unity and togetherness is needed now more than ever.

“We very much look forward to welcoming Flora back home so that we can celebrate with her and share in our national pride for her achievement.”

Source: https://www.gov.bm/articles/minister-announces-events-flora-duffy

 

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