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Freedom of the City of Lisburn conferred on Rallies NI


Lisburn City Council will confer its highest honour, the Freedom of the City of Lisburn, on Every Girls Rally and Every Boys Rally, along with other church based uniformed youth organisations, on Saturday 26th April at a ceremony at Lagan Valley Island, following which the boys and girls will parade through the City and be special guests at a large-scale music concert in Wallace Park. 


Uniformed Youth Organisations representing young people from right across the City joined with The Mayor, Councillor Margaret Tolerton and the Chairman of the Council's Leisure Services Committee, Alderman Paul Porter to help launch the Freedom of the City Concert which will take place in Wallace Park, Lisburn on Saturday 26th April.The Girls Brigade, the Boys Brigade, the Scouts, the Girl Guides, Catholic Guides, Scouting Ireland, the Church Lads Brigade, the Church Girls Brigade, Every Boys Rally and Every Girls Rally are all being conferred with the honour of ‘Freedom of Lisburn City’.

The Council will confer its highest honour on each of these organisations which have contributed greatly to society through their work in developing young people in terms of social skills, confidence and religious understanding.

The Mayor of Lisburn, Councillor Margaret Tolerton, speaking about the event, said: “This will be a great honour for both the Council and the organisations involved. I would like to thank Paul Givan, MLA for proposing this motion at one of his last council meetings before he stepped down. The youth of today play an important part in shaping our future; and I am really looking forward to meeting all the young people along with their leaders when the City of Lisburn bestows this great honour to them.”

All Rally members have been invited to attend and a copy of the consent form is available here.

The Concert, featuring X Factor finalists, Rough Copy and Luke Friend, to celebrate the Council Conferring the Freedom of the City on Uniformed Youth Organisations, will take place on Saturday 26th April from 3.30pm to 6.00pm. The parade will commence beforehand at 2.30pm.

Other links:

Lisburn City Council - Council to Confer Freedom of the City on Youth Uniformed Organisations

Lisburn City Council - Rough Copy and Luke Friend to Play Free Concert in Wallace Park Saturday 26th April


The Mayor of Lisburn, Councillor Margaret Tolerton and Councillor Pat Catney, Chairman of the Council's Corporate Services Committee unveil the banner at Lagan Valley Island to mark the forthcoming Freedom of the City being awarded to voluntary uniformed youth organisations. Also present are: (r-l) Adrian Donaldson, Director of Corporate Services; Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the Council's Leisure Services Committee; Alderman William Leathem; Alderman James Tinsley; Paul Givan, MLA and representatives of the organisations receiving this accolade on 26th April.

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