Bonnie’s jumping with joy this June
Bonnie was one happy seal pup in June as she celebrated lots of exciting milestones in the lead-up to the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.
Making the most of the glorious Glaswegian sunshine she crammed lots of fun activities into her summer days.
From marking 50 days to go till the Championships start, to opening the official Glasgow 2018 merchandise store and even taking a trip over to Berlin to meet fellow mascot, Berlino the Bear, she’s had a sealy marvellous time. It’s all go-go-go for the excited Glasgow 2018 mascot.
Bonnie at 50 Days to go
The sporty seal celebrated 50 days to go to the Glasgow 2018 European Championships by helping Triathlon ambassador and reigning Triathlon European Champion, Jess Learmonth unveil the Championships medals.
Jess was joined by local triathlete Marc Austin, who won Team Scotland’s first medal of the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast 2018, as well as multiple medal-winning athlete Martyn Rooney. They received a super-loud welcome from the pupils of the Glasgow School of Sport, St Mungo’s and Caledonia Primary School.
Bonnie cheered on the winners as medals were presented to three of the ‘6for2018’ aspiring young athletes.
Bonnie has a swimmingly great time with Rebecca Adlington OBE
Bonnie had a fabulous time meeting Olympic, Commonwealth and European Champion swimmer - Rebecca Adlington OBE - for a special breakfast.
Rebecca later revealed the Team 2018 uniforms at the Glasgow 2018 Uniform Accreditation Centre. Bonnie loves the colours and design of the uniforms and cannot wait to see Team 2018 – made up of around 5,000 staff, volunteers and officials – in all their finery throughout Glasgow 2018 this August.
Bonnie cuts the Ribbon at Merchandise store opening
The excited Glasgow 2018 mascot was on-hand to help local kids cut the ribbon and open the official Glasgow 2018 European Championships merchandise store.
Bonnie was seal-iously loving showing everyone her very own range of Bonnie plush toys in 3 different sizes along with a variety of other accessories including T-shirts, keyrings and pin badges.
The George Square shop is located on the site of Festival 2018 - the fun-filled programme of cultural attractions which runs alongside the sporting events.
Bonnie and Kingsley Tee off at Lethamhill
Having already been put through her football paces by Partick Thistle mascot Kingsley at the last mascot challenge, Bonnie decided to invite Kingsley to take part in one of the six featured sports at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships – Golf!
The pair chipped, putted and drove their way round Lethamhill with birdies galore and not a bogey in sight! The scorching sun and sizzling heat obviously went in Bonnie’s favour as she managed to win the match.
The 2018 European Golf Championships are set to take place at the breath-taking PGA Centenary Golf course in Gleneagles from the 7 to 12 of August. Bonnie’s got her tickets have you? Grab yours here.
Bonnie in Berlin
It was “Auf Wiedersehen Glasgow“ and “Guten Morgen Deutschland“ as Bonnie headed off to Berlin to meet mascot Berlino the bear.
Berlino gave Bonnie a tour of the world famous Olympiastadion in Berlin which will be the key venue when the 2018 European Athletics Championships take place there between the 7th and 12th of August.