Watch the Opening Ceremony

On Sunday 7 December 2014, Lake Macquarie City Council hosted the Opening Ceremony for the 2014 International Children's Games.

This exciting event featured a parade of athletes from cities all over the world, the lighting of the cauldron, and live entertainment from local and national performers including well-known Australian artist Christine Anu, and the Games theme song competition winner, Mia Sifflet. Even a wild summer storm rocked up to share the show! You can watch it all online below.

Opening Ceremony - Media release

On Sunday 7 December, Lake Macquarie City Council will host the biggest show the City has ever seen, with two exciting events at Speers Point Park for the community to enjoy, the 2014 Lake Macquarie International Children’s Games Opening Ceremony and Newcastle Permanent’s Carols by Candlelight. View brochure: One Big Night (JPG)

“This is an exciting opportunity for the community to be part of a unique evening in the history of Lake Macquarie City,” Cr Harrison said.

“The fun will start at 5pm with the Opening Ceremony of the Lake Macquarie International Children’s Games, which includes a parade of athletes from the competing team from cities all around the world, the lighting of the cauldron, and live entertainment from local and national performers including well-known Australian artist Christine Anu and the Games theme song competition winner, Mia Sifflet.

“Following that at 8pm, will be the Newcastle Permanent’s Carols by Candlelight, which will also see Christine Anu share the stage with Marty Worrall and the Waratah Girls’ Choir for a number of Carols favourites, before finishing the night with a fireworks finale around 9.30pm.

“It will be an evening of spectacular entertainment, Olympic-style spirit, fun and celebration, with something for the whole family to enjoy. So come along to Speers Point Park and be part of this special occasion.”

The 2014 Lake Macquarie International Children’s Games will be held from 6-11 December.

To find out more about the Games, visit www.icg-lakemacquarie2014.com or follow the Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Games are proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW

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The International Children’s Games is a true global village, where spirited competition thrives, and peace, tolerance, fairness and integrity live.

Richard Smith
General Secretary of the
International Children’s Games