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Old 09-04-2018, 04:43 AM
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Australian flora, incorporated in an attractive design. Lovely!
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Old 09-04-2018, 05:29 PM
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So much support from the ABC, how many programs are they devoting to the Invictus Games - not just coverage of the events.

https://www.invictusgames2018.org/la...untdown-is-on/


And lots of support coming from everywere -

The Accor Hotel group are putting the competitors and their families up at various hotels for the week of the games.

Parramatta - the geographical centre of Sydney and a big "city" withing our city - will fly street banners, has held workshops and had early access to the tickets for it's residents.

"RU OK" is tying in with Invictus. (We've just had RU OK day - "are you OK?" A workplace/community awareness program that's been going for a few years here in Oz.)
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Old 09-04-2018, 05:51 PM
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Yay!!! I’m really happy to see all the community involvement in IG. I imagine it’d be super exciting when the games are in town.
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Old 09-04-2018, 07:53 PM
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Court Circular 4th September:
The Duke of Sussex, Patron, Invictus Games Foundation, this morning attended a Board Meeting at 190 Great Dover Street, London SE1.
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Old 09-05-2018, 05:57 PM
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Alas, no Mary.

https://www.nowtolove.com.au/royals/...us-games-51029

(Frederik still a maybe.)
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Old 09-05-2018, 06:30 PM
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Since I never expected them to go in the first place, hardly surprising news, imo.

I doubt Frederik will be doing any long-distance traveling so soon after back surgery. It’s not exactly a short car drive from Denmark to Australia.
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:26 AM
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Danish Royal Court confirms to Royal Central only Crown Prince Frederik will attend Invictus Games – Royal Central

Royal Central says the Danish palace confirmed to them that only Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will attend the Invictus Games. No specific dates have been released yet.
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Old 09-15-2018, 05:53 PM
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A new Sydney Games promo video -

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnsjtODh...ictusgames2018
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:18 PM
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One month to go.

A very moving video -

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...le.com%2F&_rdr
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:27 PM
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One month to go.

A very moving video -

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...le.com%2F&_rdr
That's so moving - it brought tears to my eyes!
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:34 PM
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That's so moving - it brought tears to my eyes!
I got a bit teary too Fijiro. Those children, so proud of their Dads.
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:55 AM
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The opening ceremony will commence at 7.30 Sydney time on October the 20th, and will take place in the Sydney Opera House forecourt.
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:57 AM
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One month to go.

A very moving video -

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...le.com%2F&_rdr
Sun Lion, thank you! You’ve been bringing us a lot of good information on IG!
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:56 AM
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No problem jacquie24.

I've really enjoyed posting these bits of info.

It's been really uplifting to see the support these games are getting.

I've come across lots of things I haven't posted - news of new developments in prosthetics and even simple things like better clothing for people in wheelchairs - promoted through Invictus. So much stuff tying in with the event.

Lots of Sydney schools have been involved - posting videos of their Invictus flag-raising, having workshops interacting with the Games mascot acting as a robot, and all the technology involved in that.


I think Harry and Meghan will have a massive welcome here.

Harry is tremendously popular - far, far bigger crowds for his solo visit than a solo visit William made.

Big crowds out in the rain for Harry.

William got great weather and I went along at the last minute. I got an un-obstructed view of William's speech with no-one near me. (Different story with Kate beside him a few years later.)

Harry with Meghan is going to be dynamite I think - and the Oz media will give us saturation coverage of any action they can capture.

Remember Kate and George being filmed across the lake in Canberra?

If Oz media can get a shot, or a quote from a member of the crowd that Harry or Meghan shake hands with, we will al hear about it. And then some. And then some again.
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:01 AM
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The opening ceremony will commence at 7.30 Sydney time on October the 20th, and will take place in the Sydney Opera House forecourt.
It looks like it's going to be a great time in Sydney Axeyman.

Some of the events are free/open to the general public, and are taking place in the Royal Botanic Gardens next to the Opera House.

I wouldn't be suprised if Harry and Meghan do a walkabout or some such there, or near there.

I think those are days they are scheduled to be here in town - when those non-ticket, outdoor events are taking place.

Won't be long now.
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:37 PM
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A "Wellness Walk" is being tied in with the free Invictus events on October 21st here in Sydney.

Starting and finishing in the grounds of NSW Government House, there are two routes people can register for - either through the Botanic Gardens, (2km), or across the Harbour Bridge and back, (5.9km).

Free entertainment is scheduled within the Government House grounds beforehand, with a "Wellness Festival" being set up there too.

Afterwards there will be prize-giving, more entertainment and a BBQ.

Participants are being encouraged to also be spectators at the Invictus sailing and cycling events taking place at the same time at the same location.

If the weather is good, this will be packed.

It's a Sunday, and lots of families and big groups use the Botanic Gardens on that day.


And here is a schedule of what events are being held when - and also where, so if you're watching, you'll have an idea of what part of Sydney is being used. (Even Cockatoo Island is in the mix.)

https://www.medibank.com.au/livebett...vent-schedule/


Government House -

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ew1_201708.jpg


Many, many trees planted by Royals in the grounds.

The Queen planting hers in 1954 -

(The twisty trunk on the left side of the drive, in the above photo, is her tree.)

https://www.smh.com.au/interactive/2...mr_iqcxnfz.jpg

And as it is nowadays.

https://h7.alamy.com/comp/A8NMEP/mel...ent-A8NMEP.jpg


Farm Cove, to the side of the Opera House - location of the sailing events.

(Government House behind the Opera House.)

And Mrs Macquarie's Road beyond Farm Cove - location of the road cycling events.

https://c8.alamy.com/comp/BBJ6RM/syd...ney-BBJ6RM.jpg

(There is a big Navy base just behind the Mrs Macquarie's Road area of the Botanic Gardens.)


Another photo of the above, from the other side -

https://c8.alamy.com/comp/HM4B1F/vie...les-HM4B1F.jpg

Cockatoo Island is in the distance - if you zoom in, the island with the large chimney stack.


And this photo also has Admiralty House opposite the Opera House - where I'm expecting Harry and Meghan will stay.
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:19 PM
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Twenty- five day mark - and the official uniform for the Invictus Games volunteers has been launched.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BoI6W6ug...ictusgames2018

And that's Cobber, the games mascot in the middle.


And here's a video of the launch -

https://www.instagram.com/p/BoI-DZtA...ictusgames2018
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:08 PM
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The ABC is going all out for the Sydney Games.

Any Aussies watching "Australian Story", "Gardening Australia", even "Play School", ( a progam for toddlers at home) - will all have Invictus inspired content, along with other one off programs.

There is a one thousand kilometre expedition from Broome through the Kimberley region taking place, and this will be covered as well.

https://docs.google.com/viewerng/vie...am-1.pdf&hl=en
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:51 PM
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Yay!!! That’s great to hear! IG is going to need all the help with media attention as it can get this year since Meghan and Harry won’t be attending the entire week. It’s be a shame if it didn’t get the proper attention.
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Old 10-03-2018, 02:01 AM
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Yay!!! That’s great to hear! IG is going to need all the help with media attention as it can get this year since Meghan and Harry won’t be attending the entire week. It’s be a shame if it didn’t get the proper attention.

Your support for Invictus is wonderful jacqui24.

I was in a rush this morning and didn't add this - (and didn't check the dates in the other Sussex thread before posting there.)


More details of the ABC coverage - many programs, and ABC radio too.

Love the range of people the ABC is reaching out to - from toddlers, to gardeners, to people interested in scientific stuff.

Ninteen pages of ABC programming -

https://docs.google.com/viewerng/vie...am-1.pdf&hl=en
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