St David’s Day celebrations

St David’s Day celebrations

Virgin Parish Cultural Organisation (VPCO), in conjunction with the Grenada Cultural Foundation, endeavour to add value to this year’s St David’s Day celebrations. The theme for the celebration is Shared Responsibility and Commitment build strong Communities.

LIST OF ACTIVITIES

  • Tuesday, 27 February at 6:30 pm: Panel discussion at Corinth Government School.

Topic: Recounting the History of St David

We have 3 competent panellists who will lead the discussion. Reginald Lord will speak on history and politics; Jean Hagley will speak on Education/Culture/Sports, and Samuel Joseph will speak on Agriculture and Business. Each speaker will present for no more than 10 minutes, after which the floor will be open for discussion and comments.

  • Wednesday, 28 February at 1 pm: Debate and Singing Festival among the secondary and primary schools.

Debate topic: Be it resolved that a cultural centre in the parish of St David, will facilitate the development of culture and arts in the parish.

St David’s Catholic Secondary will propose, and Westerhall Secondary will oppose. The 6 primary schools will sing a folk song of their choice, and a test piece ‘Sweet Reggae Music’ by artiste Akeem.

  • Sunday, 4 March at 7 am: Church service at Pomme Rose RC Church.
  • Sunday, 25 March at 4 pm: Exhibition and cultural evening at Bellevue Playing Field.

This event will bring together various artiste from the parish on one stage. In addition, the clothing and textile students from the 2 secondary schools, along with various craft vendors and small business owners displaying their fashion, crafts, and products.

We invite all to come out and support these activities. An invitation is also extended to people interested in contributing to the development of communities in St David, to join our group. We are seeking representation from all communities in the parish as we prepare for our election in April of this year.

Kelvin Jacob, Chairman (Ag.) VPCO

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