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Paralympic Flame Celebration In Vale Park


Published by the Mix96 News Team at 6:13am 5th August 2016.

The Olympics start tonight, but Aylesbury is already looking forward to the Paralympic Games.

An official Paralympic flame will be lit at Stoke Mandeville Stadium to start the Paralympics, but there is also going to be a big Rio-themed Flame celebration at Vale Park at the same time.

Mix96 will be hosting the evening on the 2nd of September, which will also be part of the torches route

2016 marks the second occasion that the Paralympic Flame starts its official journey to the host city, from Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the birth place of the Paralympic movement.

Paralympic flame

Music and entertainment will be brought to you live from us, here at Mix96.

There are a host of activities and a fun fair too; with special ramps to aid access to the rides, as well as having low sensory times, when the lights and music will be turned off, so that those with multi-sensory disorders can also enjoy the thrill of a fair-ground ride.

This is the first time that such an all-inclusive fun fair has been provided in the area.

At approximately 8pm, once the Heritage Flame has been officially lit at the lighting ceremony in Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the Parade of Light will enter and circle Vale Park.

This is a bright and colourful carnival procession of 500 disabled people, carrying flags and banners especially made for the event.

The Parade of Light will be led by the Heritage Flame, carried by Bob O’Shea, former Paralympic Rugby captain.

The Parade of Light will then continue, as the Flame is passed hand-to-hand around the park in a symbolic uniting the Flame with the people of Buckinghamshire.

If you want to be part of that and actually hold the paralympic flame then keep checking this website as we'll be giving you the chance to get involved over the next couple of weeks.

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