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Lord Mayor announces Belfast City Council's support for Sport Changes Life Programme

9 Feb 2017

Lord Mayor, Alderman Brian Kingston visits Malone Integrated College in this week's blog to announce Belfast City Council’s support to the Sports Changes Life Foundations Schools Outreach Honour Roll Programme. In another packed week of engagements he welcomes a Chinese Puppeteer Dance troupe to City Hall ahead of their performance in the MAC, attends the first NI Helplines Awareness Day conference, holds a reception for Belfast born Blues musician Billy Miskimmin, welcomes women involved in the 'Welcome Project' to his parlour, speaks with memebers of the Colin Area Men's Shed and meets with a group of ladies formally of the Women's Royal Naval Service. He also meets Rashid Khaidanov, a finalist in the National Geographic Traveller photography competition, hosts a Caring for Carers Banquet as part of the Four Corners Festival and congratulates students from St.Malachy's College on their colour run charity fundraising efforts. To view these engagements and more please click on the video below:


Sports Changes life initiative

Lord Mayor welcomes World Ice Hockey delegates to City Hall

3 Feb 2017

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston welcomes delegates from the International Ice Hockey Federation to City Hall in this week’s blog ahead of the World Ice Hockey series taking place in Belfast later this year. He attends the launch of the Deloitte Regional Crane survey at the Fitzwilliam Hotel, puts on his running shoes for the Belfast Marathon sponsor event at the Mary Peters Track, speaks at an event in City Hall raising awareness of Human Trafficking and visits the Engine Room Art Gallery to view the Royal Ulster Academy’s “Diploma Collection”. He also welcomes members of the Society of Incentive Travel Executives to City Hall, attends the Four Corners Festival launch at the University of Ulster and meets with Policy Advisors from Colombia following the visit of President Santos in 2016. To view these engagements please click on the video below:

Lord Mayor pictured alongside World Hockey delegates

Lord Mayor officially opens the new Olympia

27 Jan 2017

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston officially opens the new Olympia Leisure Centre on the Boucher Road in this week’s blog. He visits the Harbour Commissioners office to commemorate the 75th anniversary of US troops arriving in Belfast, takes to the dance floor at the Ulster Hall during a Punjana swing dance, tests out the new solar powered 'street charge' units in the grounds of City Hall and helps launch the Children’s Art Festival at the Ulster Museum. He also unveils an Ulster History Circle blue plaque to Dance teacher and Holocaust survivor Helen Lewis, presents awards at the Atheltics NI awards ceremony in Titanic Belfast and attends the Eastside Awards celebration in the Stormont Hotel. To view this week’s blog please click on the video below:

Lord Mayor enjoying the Spa at the new Olympia Leisure Centre

Lord Mayor running marathon for Mencap

20 Jan 2017

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston puts on his running shoes in this week’s blog during a visit to the Mencap Centre in South Belfast. Alderman Kingston will be running the 2017 Belfast Marathon in aid of Mencap. He joins I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here contestant Martin Roberts to officially open the Belfast Telegraph Holiday World Show, visits North Belfast to attend the David Stevens Memorial lecture, welcomes students into his parlour from Belfast’s Sister City of Nashville and joins members of the Chinese Community to announce the Chinese New Year celebrations taking place in the city. He also welcomes members of the Belfast Friendship Club to the parlour to discuss the work they do in welcoming new people to the city. To view these engagements please click on the video below:

Lord Mayor at the Mencap Centre

Lord Mayor launches the 10th Belfast Sports Awards

13 Jan 2017

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston visited Windsor Park Football Stadium this week to officially launch the 10th annual Belfast Sports Awards. In another busy week of engagements Alderman Kingston spoke at the launch of the Northern Ireland Science Festival at the MAC, welcomed students from Gordon College, Massachusetts into his parlour and held a meeting with the Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Probation Board, Cheryl Lamont. He also recounts his recent trip to Boston where he announced Belfast City Council’s support for two major US College sporting events coming to Belfast later this year. To view these engagements please click on the link below:

Sports Awards launch at Windsor Park
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