In the pink at Millisle weekend

The excitement was high in Millisle at the weekend with three fun-filled days of activities, entertainment and games held as part of giant celebration of all the local community has to offer.

In the pink at Millisle weekend

Jim Shannon MP at the Tickle Millisle Pink weekend

Organised by Millisle & District Community Association and Millisle Youth Forum, facilitated by the EU PEACE III funded Building Relationships in Communities (bric) Programme and supported by Asda, the ‘Tickle Millisle Pink’ weekend featured a series of events guaranteed to ensure all ages and tastes were catered for.

The three day extravaganza kicked off in style on Friday evening with a Tea Dance, while those who preferred something even more energetic enjoyed the latest craze of Cage Football.

Things got off to a wild start on Saturday morning with an exotic animal show at followed by a picnic and bumper fun day featuring favourites such as bouncy castles, face painters and musical entertainment.

On Saturday night the locals got their chance to shine with an Open Mic event where they given the opportunity to unveil their hidden talents and enjoy their moment in the spotlight.

Meanwhile, Sunday gave everyone the perfect opportunity to sit back and relax with a barbecue in the community garden. This was followed by an Interdenominational Church Service which brought the weekend to a close.

Tommy Beck, Chairperson of Millisle & District Community Association, said:

“This was a weekend designed to celebrate Millisle and the people who live here and we were delighted with how successful it was.

“We would like to thank everyone who helped make it possible including the bric Programme, the Housing Executive, Asda, Millisle Youth Forum and the members of Millisle & District Community Association who have worked so tirelessly to make sure everything has been properly organised.”

Kerry McIvor, bric Programme Manager, said:

“Community spirit and good relations lie at the heart of the bric Programme and events like this help cultivate this ethos and promote it to the local community.

“We are delighted to be associated with this weekend of activities and to be able to support it. The events and attractions helped create memories and fun for all involved as well as highlighting the benefits of strong community bonds.

“These events are just part of the wide range of activities and services being facilitated by the bric Programme across Northern Ireland and congratulations must be extended to everyone who has worked so hard to create such an exciting and varied programme for Millisle.”

The bric Programme is a unique partnership between the Rural Development Council, Housing Executive and Tides Training and is currently operating in almost 90 social housing areas across Northern Ireland as it aims to build and cultivate good relations across the province.