Revive Portland Halloween Event
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) will be marking the 1000 day countdown to the Games with a local Halloween event.
The ‘Revive Portland Project’ on October 31st will include a lantern procession starting at 18:00 from Portland Castle,
fanfare of ship’s sirens and magnificent water based firework display at 20:12 hours, all followed by fancy dress and lantern competitions with plenty of legendary local Dorset food, drink and music.
It is now a year since the award winning, world class sailing venue celebrated full completion, followed by a memorable Royal visit by Her Majesty the Queen and it is now fitting that the landmark 1000 days countdown starts with a local community event inspiring the people of Weymouth and Portland to start their celebrations leading up to London 2012.
Rachel Sadler, Assistant Chief Executive, WPNSA:
‘It is now a year ago since the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy was finished, becoming the first London 2012 venue to be fully completed. After a summer marked by a memorable Royal visit by Her Majesty the Queen and numerous international sporting events, we are delighted that 1000 days is being marked in Weymouth and Portland by a local community event that will inspire us all and start the important local celebrations leading up to the Games.’