More images from the Games
The 2012 NL Summer Games have now faded into history, and will long be remembered as a tremendous milestone for the volunteer community in Conception Bay North. The Games, which were co-hosted by the towns of Carbonear and Harbour Grace, were being celebrated as an overwhelming success during the closing ceremonies on Saturday, Aug. 25. The Compass dedicated nearly all of its pages to the Games in the Aug. 28 print edition, and we enthusiastically present more images from the sporting spectacle in this edition.
The Ignite the Light Dancers put on a colourful and rhythmic display during the closing ceremonies.
Harbour Grace Mayor Don Coombs makes his way through an honour guard formed by host athletes during the closing ceremonies. Coombs later gave the signal to extinguish the flame that had burned throughout the week-long sporting event.
Kyle O’Grady (left) and Josh Pynn perform the official anthem for the 2012 NL Summer Games during the closing ceremonies in Harbour Grace on Saturday, Aug. 25. O’Grady also wrote the song, entitled “Ignite the Light,” which was also the theme for the week-long sporting event.
Victoria Hollohan of Harbour Main gives her best effort in the girls’ one kilogram discus throw (ages 17-18) at the 2012 NL Summer Games in Carbonear last month. Hollohan finished third in the competition.
Cassandra King (right) of Carbonear hands the baton off to teammate Elizabeth Hicks, also of Carbonear, during the girls’ 4X100 relay race for athletes born between 1996 and 2001. Hicks had an impressive performance during the Games, earning a gold and two silver in the track and field events.