Constituencies across the island were represented at the second meeting of the NCC as efforts get underway for the staging of the nation’s upcoming major events, including the 40th Anniversary of Independence.
The National Celebrations Committee held its second meeting at the Ministry of Works conference room, on 22 May 2012. The committee discussed three major events ahead, the 30th Anniversary of Thanksgiving, including the period 19 to 25 October, the reintroduction of Christmas in the Rainforest, and the 40th Anniversary of Grenada’s Independence.
Discussions focussed on a logo competition which will be used as the main branding symbol for the 40th Independence celebrations. The committee is looking at the possibility of having several branded items on the market by December. Independence celebrations are being earmarked for an early start with Christmas in the Rainforest in December.
Several sub-committees were commissioned to ensure the smooth operation of the NCC and its deliverables to the Nation. The meeting, chaired by committee chairman Dr. Julie Du Bois, was well attended by constituency representatives who expressed a keen sense of patriotism and eagerness in providing voluntary service to the Nation.
Meanwhile, Dr. Du Bois in a previous meeting with the Lion’s Club of St. Andrew’s, expressed her appreciation for the club’s interest in Christmas in the Rainforest and the NCC’s willingness to include their organization in the event.
The NCC is mandated to ensure the success of the Country’s major events, and look forward to volunteers in the process.
National Celebrations Committee