Solo, the Sol2023 Pacific Games Mascot will this week head down to Temotu province (the last province of its Solomon Islands nationwide tour).
Since debuting in August last year (2022), the fuzzy yellow, fan loving turtle mascot had been on a nationwide journey that reached far down as the Shortland Islands in the west, to Makira/Ulawa provinces, the furthest to the east Solo has by far reached.
Solo has thus far toured; Makira/Ulawa, Central Islands, Guadalcanal, Isabel, Rennell and Bellona, Choiseul, Malaita and Western provinces.
The Mascot tour continues this week with Solo and the Games Community Engagement team leaving for Temotu province today.
Solo will spend six days in the province, providing awareness on the Sol2023 Pacific Games which will take place in Honiara between 19th November to 2nd December this year. Part of Solo’s mission is also to advocate against the unwanted slaughtering of all sea turtles in Solomon Islands and throughout the Pacific region.
Upon its return, Solo will then make its final trip to the northern, central and eastern regions of Malaita province – wrapping up its Nationwide tour for this year.