Outgames heading to Wellington

Outgames heading to Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand has been named as the preferred host city for the 2nd Asia Pacific Outgames, to be held in March 2011.

Following on from the success of the 1st Outgames earlier this year in Melbourne, the identity of the successful city was announced at the Annual General Meeting of GLISA Asia Pacific on October 4.

The successful city has only come to this position following a detailed host selection process conducted by GLISA-AP, host city selection committee chairman Nick Ward said.

We initially had interest from two potential hosts, narrowing to one city, Wellington, by detailed proposal stage. Members of GLISA-AP’s Host City Selection Committee [comprising Nick Ward and Lorraine Little from Melbourne and Bruce Amoroto from the Philippines] closely examined this proposal and worked with the Wellington team to clarify areas as required, before a vote of the full GLISA-AP board in late September resulted in Preferred Host City status being officially awarded to Wellington.

We have plans for a unique event which really lets people from a lot of different areas meet and connect with each other, says Hamish Allardice, from the Wellington 2011 team. We also have some events which will be brand new to Regional and World Outgames participants.

Wellington has announced that their proposed dates for the games are Saturday 12 March to Saturday 19 March 2011, combining four days of sports with three days of conference while simultaneously hosting a full week of cultural activities.

Wellington will host the next Asia Pacific Outgames.

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