Opening Ceremony

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Opening Ceremony

More than 1,000 athletes and team officials from 47 countries will take to the streets of Brisbane 12 October to march into the Opening Ceremony for the INAS Global Games 2019. Heralded by a marching band and proudly displaying their country flags, the athletes will be greeted by an official party and crowds of friends, family and well-wishers on arrival into Brisbane City Town Hall.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will be joined by Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, Federal Minister for Sport, Senator Richard Colbeck and International Sporting Federation (ISF) leaders including the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President, Andrew Parsons, INAS Global President, Marc Truffaut and Global Games 2019 CEO Robyn Smith.

The community is encouraged to come and enjoy the free spectacle of the Opening Ceremony with an entertaining line-up of artists including; The Voice Australia finalist, Ellen Reed, the national anthem performed by ‘Choir of Hard Knocks’ Founder, Jonathon Welsh and a stirring finale performance by the Brisbane City Gospel Choir.

The INAS Global Games is a celebration of cultural diversity and allows athletes to compete in a secure, fun and friendly environment. The Games also work to promote INAS’s goals of changing attitudes, challenging perceptions, creating opportunities, developing pathways and strengthening communities.

When: Saturday 12 October, 3:30pm

Where: Brisbane City Hall

4:00pm Ellen Reed

Ellen Reed is the Australian independent artist to watch in 2019! She was a grand finalist on The Voice Australia, Season Five.

With her powerhouse vocal performance, raw lyrical storytelling and mesmerising live performances, it is clear Ellen has the ability and star power to not only take on Australia, but the world!

4:30pm Athlete Parade

We're so excited to welcome all of the athletes from around the world to our beautiful city of Brisbane! They will parade down Queen Street Mall and arrive at Brisbane City Hall 4:45pm.

5:30pm Official Opening Ceremony and speeches

The Official Opening Ceremony will be in Brisbane City Hall.

The Opening Ceremony is FREE to the public so please come and join us!