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EDMONTON GREEN GAMES OFF TO A FLYING START The shopping centre’s Opening Ceremony marks the start of the Edmonton Green Games

St. Modwen’s Edmonton Green Shopping Centre really got into the Olympic spirit last Friday with the Opening Ceremony for its very own series of Olympic-style events, the Edmonton Green Games. Crowds gathered for an evening that included street entertainment, the hoisting of an Olympic flag designed by Churchfield Primary School, stellar performances from local stars, and the arrival of a cinema-sized screen on the Concourse which will show daily coverage of the Olympics over the next two weeks.

The evening’s entertainment kicked off with high energy performances by the Maracatudo Mafua Band and African Drumming London, shortly followed by a dazzling display from the Enfield Blaze Allstars Cheerleading Squad, which involved some enthusiastic audience participation. The centre then saw up-and-coming girl band Loaded Sista take to the stage, before the hoisting of the Edmonton Green Games flag. Finally, Britain’s Got Talent star Malaki wowed the audience, first singing with his mum, sister and younger brother, and then going on to wow the crowds with a show stopping solo performance.

Roger Allen, Centre Manager commented: “The evening was a huge success and we were thrilled to see so many people enjoying themselves and getting excited about the Olympics. We were delighted to welcome back Malaki and Loaded Sista, the stars of our Xmas Factor competition, and we were also highly impressed by the Enfield Blaze Allstars and London African Drumming. It was a great way to kick-start both the Edmonton Green Games and the Olympics.”

The Edmonton Green Games continue over the next two weeks, with activities for all the family including a rodeo bull, craft workshops, the Man vs. Food Challenge and a ladies’ pamper day where Kids can win either a Gold Silver or bronze medal. The events conclude with a Closing Ceremony on August 12th, featuring more entertainment and the presenting of the medals live on stage.