The National Youth Rally will be held at the Windsor Park Stadium on November 2nd from 9:00 a.m. as part of activities to mark Dominica’s 33rd Anniversary of Independence.
The Hon. Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports, Justina Charles will deliver the feature address. The youth speaker is the 2011 Island Scholar Sydney Jules.
This year, the rally will feature performances from the Hebrew Boys and the Convent High School Choral Speech Group and a drill display by the St. Alphonsus Scout Troop. Two schools, the Goodwill Secondary School and the Purple Dragon Academy, will present creative displays during the march past.
Dominica’s Lady of Song Ophelia Olivacee Marie will lead students in singing the patriotic song, ‘Mwen ke Helei’ and the reigning Calypso Monarch, Tasha P, will sing the rally song, ‘Let the children be children.’
A number of students will be presented with awards for excellence in academics and sports. Two students will also receive tourism awards after excelling in regional competitions organised by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation and the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit will take the salute.