The Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association marked 50 years of competing at the the event on Saturday night with a dinner at Mount Murray.
In attendence were Manx sports stars past and present, officials, politicians and the Lieutenant Governor and his wife.
Among others they heard from guest speaker Steve Parry, the former swimmer who won a bronze medal for Britain at the 2004 Athens Olympics in the 200m butterfly.
He was back on our screens this summer, reporting for the BBC at the Beijing Olympics.
Edward Oldham caught up with Steve at the start of the evening (extended audio clip attached):
Picture: Steve Parry (right) with (left to right) Commonwealth Games Federation President Mike Fennell, Lady Haddacks, the Lieutenant Governor Vice Admiral Sir Paul Haddacks and Isle of Man Commonwealth Games President Juliet Holt