Over $3M to be spent on Rose Hall Town Week, to mark the 46th Anniversary
By Royan Abrams
The Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC) will be spearheading this year’s Rose Hall Town Week Celebrations. Thus far, $3M has been spent on the various events which will run from September 14 to 25, 2016.
The Town Week activities will be held at various locations within the town, to mark its 46th Anniversary.
Traditionally, the annual events are hosted by the Mayor and Town Council, however, has decided to collaborate with the RHTYSC to bring new ideas and make the event one with a difference.
Speaking with reporters at his office, Coordinator of the Town Week celebration, Hilbert Foster appealed to all Berbicians to make themselves available for the Town Week activities, which he promised will be one with a difference.
“Our 46th anniversary celebration will be by far one of the biggest ever town week activities and I will start with a parade which will have close to a thousand persons and what I can tell you off hand is that the march will involve children characters, the Guyana police force, the Guyana Defence Force, the town constabulary from about five difference town councils, they will be firemen, prison officers, schools in the area and churches and along with that we will have the police motor bike and vehicles with the parade” he said.
The parade will start at the entrance of Rose Hall Town and will conclude at the Independence Arch which is located in the centre of the town.
President David Granger is expected to take the salute following the parade, while the Mayors from the various towns are scheduled to grace the event. Also expected to attend the event are Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan and Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin.
Foster said “during the opening ceremony also there will be an unveiling of a television documentary and the club will also be launching a poster on the township of Rose Hall… During the event, the top grade six student will be receiving a trip to arrow point resort while the best CSEC student from Rose Hall will also be given a package to arrow point resort.”
Additionally, the University of Guyana’s top student in Computer Science who resides at Rose Hall will be awarded a trip to the United States.
A special award will also be given to an accomplished cyclist hailing from Rose Hall Town and a single parent mother residing within the town, will receive financial assistance for her children to attend school.
Some of the other calendar events include a medical outreach programme on Thursday September 15, 2016 at the St Francis Training Centre, Public exhibition on Rose Hall Town on Friday September 16, 2016 at the Independence Arch square, Steel Band concert and dancing competition on Saturday September 17,2016 at Independence Arch square Lazy Hall, Day of sports 5/5 cricket; 5 A side football and basketball on Sunday September 18,2016 at Area “H” Ground, Career and business fair on Thursday September 20,2016 on the Public Road Arch square, Opening of a family recreational park on Friday September 23,2016 in front of the Area “H” Ground, Rose Hall Town Yard fowl curry competition and public concert at the Area “H” Ground along with many more activities at various venues within the town.
The 46th Anniversary celebration is being held under the theme ” Proud of our past, optimistic about our future”