The Jukola relay for year 2016 has now been officially opened.
The opening words were stated by Lappeenranta Mayor Kimmo Jarva. He emphasized internationalism being everyday life in today’s Lappeenranta, a town which has long been a crossing point between east and west.
“It is natural that this is seen in our town spirit, which is in many ways international and favourable for these kinds of events”, stated Jarva and wished all the orienteers an interesting and memorable relay in Lappeenranta scenery.
After the opening Lappee parish vicar Mika Lehtola blessed the event.
The occasion ended in community singing of Suvivirsi, a hymn which was led by 2014 tango queen Maria Tyyster with the accompaniment of the Dragon Band.
Text: Anu Huttunen« Back