Videos: Games Opening Ceremony Speeches

July 14, 2013

1,000 athletes from 22 different islands have descended on Bermuda for this year’s Island Games, which officially got underway last night [July 13] with the Opening Ceremony.

IIGA Chairman Jorgen Petterson, Premier Craig Cannonier, Governor George Fergusson and Chairman Jon Beard all addressed the crowd, welcoming the athletes to our shores. Calling it “exciting and electrifying,” the Premier thanked the athletes for coming, but let them know “Bermuda has their running shoes on.”

Premier Craig Cannonier:

Governor George Fergusson:

Chairman Jon Beard:

IIGA Chairman Jorgen Pettersson:


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  1. Observant says:

    Loved, Loved LOVED Cannonier’s speech…especially after the papers went flying…

    • Robert says:

      The man is a total clown, you loved his speech, give me a break !!!