Waipa's sporting heroes will be officially welcomed home from the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics at two events today.
Our gold and bronze medal rowers and Paralympians will take part in the celebrations, beginning with a meet and greet function in Selwyn Park on Arawata Street, Te Awamutu.
Mahe Drysdale, Eric Murray, Hamish Bond, Joseph Sullivan, Juliette Haig, Rebecca Scown and Peter Taylor will all be in attendance at the parade.
From there, the athletes will travel to Cambridge where they will take part in a street parade on Victoria Street at 2.30pm.
The parade will end with a civic function outside the Cambridge Town Hall.
Waipa Mayor Alan Livingston says that the parade is an opportunity for the community to share in celebrating the success of the district's sporting heroes.
"We are a district with a proud sporting heritage and we are immensely proud to have such superb and inspirational role models in our community," he said.
Homecoming for Paralympian
Paralympic gold medallist Mary Fisher will also be welcomed home today, with a parade thrown in her honour in her home town of Upper Hutt.
Fisher claimed a gold medal in the S11 200m individual medley at the London games.
The parade will begin at the Silverstream fire station, on Kiln Street at 1.45pm.