CWI Director Foster honoured at surprise ceremony at Rose Hall


The management and members of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC, MS) and the St. Francis Community Developers on Sunday hosted a three-hour long ceremony at the St. Francis Complex to honour RHTYSC Secretary/CEO, Hilbert Foster on his election as Vice-President of the Guyana Cricket Board and Director of Cricket West Indies.

The Secretary/CEO turned up at the ceremony totally unaware that he was the person to be honored as he was told it was a surprise ceremony for his elder brother Alex.

He was welcomed by a music band and then viewed a pictorial display of his early childhood days and his long successful career as a youth and sport administrator.

Tributes were made by Mayor Dave Budhu, GCB President Bissoondyal Singh, long-time friend Anil Beharry, Treasurer of the BCB Dr. Cecil Beharry, President of St. Francis Alex Foster, RHTY&SC Assistant Secretary/CEO Simon Naidu, Carol Appadu of the St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, Journalist Brandon Corlette, Ameer Rahaman of the Rose Hall Canje CC and the club’s Youth Ambassador Denica Henry.

Sponsors representative Alicia Anderson, Avie Lindee and Poonai Bhiroog also spoke at the ceremony and were all high in praise for the outstanding work of Foster over the last three decades in transforming the lives of thousands of less fortunate youths.

Speakers touched on Foster’s ability to reach across to everyone, his humbleness and his determination to succeed against all odd.

His brother Alex noted that he was very proud of his brother and that his success was the result of sheer hard work.

GCB President Singh hailed the outstanding work of his Vice-President in the Ancient County.

Several cultural items formed part of the ceremony, while Catholic Priest Ramesh Vanan offered prayers for the Secretary/CEO.

In remarks, Foster stated that he felt humbled to be honored by the two organisations, which he plays a great part in.

He stated that his election as a CWI Director was nothing major to him as he is accustomed to hard work and that he would remain the same humble person that he has been in his entire life.

He expressed thanks to the management of the RHTY&SC for their support and dedicated his achievements to his families, the BCB, his Roman Catholic faith, the club and his small, but close-knitted band of friends.

The RHTY&SC and St. Francis Community Developers would like to express thanks to all the persons and companies who joined hands to pay tribute to a man, who over 30 years simply refused to accept any awards from the club he founded in 1990. (RHTY&SC)

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