Commonwealth Games volunteers who travelled from Toowoomba and surrounds are invited to join a celebration on April 28 at Walton Stores. Approximately 100 people will come together in their Game Shaper uniforms to share stories and photos of their experience at the Commonwealth Games, held at the Gold Coast recently.

The Event Group Toowoomba’s Jo Capp was one of the many volunteers that travelled to the Gold Coast for the Games. Jo says the atmosphere, excitement and comradery during the whole two weeks was electric. “It was a surreal experience. The opportunity to be a part of something like the Commonwealth Games doesn’t come around that often and it definitely didn’t disappoint,” said Jo.

Jo said she decided to volunteer at the Games as a way to meet new people, experience the Games from the other side as well as being down at the Gold Coast to be a part of all the action.“There were so many highlights during my time but one that will last in my memory forever was having the opportunity to see Kurt Fearnley on the (athletics) track win his silver medal. It was also so wonderful to meet so many new people from all walks of life and, in particular from the Toowoomba area,”she said.

Jo said she is hoping for a great turnout at the Game Shaper’s reunion at Walton Stores this Saturday from 4pm to 6pm. Game Shaper volunteers are asked to send through any pictures or footage they would like to share on the day to [email protected] These will be showcased on the big screen at Walton Stores during the reunion.

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