New mas­cot for At­lantis is un­veiled

The Oban Times - - News -

At­lantis Leisure’s new mas­cot will be … Leo the Lion.

The de­sign com­pe­ti­tion to re­place Alf the di­nosaur, who has re­tired, was won by nineyear- old Aimee Did­cock, from Rock­field Pri­mary School.

Three fi­nal­ists, Mr Cookie, Leo the Lion and Tig­ger, were all vy­ing to be­come the new face of the Oban leisure centre, but in the end the judges put Leo, whose name stands for Let’s Ex­er­cise Oban, at the apex.

A de­lighted Aimee ex­plained: ‘I was in­spired by a lion for my mas­cot be­cause they are strong, pow­er­ful and full of courage.

‘Leo likes to ex­er­cise and keep ac­tive with his friends. He is not keen on his veg­eta­bles, but likes to use his su­per­pow­ers which make him run ex­tra fast.’

Or­gan­is­ers look for­ward to un­veil­ing Aimee’s win­ning de­sign at the centre’s party as At­lantis Leisure cel­e­brates its 25th birth­day this year and has launched a fundrais­ing drive to pay for new chang­ing rooms.

The com­mit­tee is or­gan­is­ing lots of great ac­tiv­i­ties over the year-long cel­e­bra­tions, which start with a birth­day cake com­pe­ti­tion, fun day and the of­fi­cial open­ing of the play park on Septem­ber 30.

Aimee Did­cock with judges Nick Wes­ley and Claire Hutchi­son.

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