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Dame Mary Peters receives Freedom of the City
Thursday 9 MayOh what a night! City Hall hosted a wonderful evening to celebrate the Freedom of the City of Belfast being conferred on Dame Mary Peters last night.
The ceremony, held in the splendid setting of our Great Hall, was enjoyed by a host of guests many of whom were from the sporting world.
It was my privilege to present Dame Mary with a casket containing the Certificate conferring the Freedom of the City. As guests stood to applaud the Olympic Golden Girl, it was clear that the accolade was well deserved for a lady who has a special place in the hearts of people across all parts of Belfast and beyond.
Earlier in the day, Dame Mary and I joined in the fun as hundreds of schoolchildren participated in Pentathlon sports activities…..and even got down with the kids Gangnam Style!
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