Deputy Chairman of the Grand Bay Village Council, Mr. Armour Thomas believes that this year’s Feast of St. Isidore will be the biggest instance in the event’s history, when the feast is held from Thursday 9th to Monday 13th of June.
Speaking at a press conference aimed at releasing the activities for the feast, this morning, Thomas extended an invitation to the public to come to the feast for the signature experience that it offers.
“The council has been organizing Isidore and, this year, we’ve decided to make it bigger than what it used to be. We would like to welcome the public to come Grand Bay to celebrate with us Fete’ Isidore. This is a feast that we have been making big and this year we would like to make it even bigger,” Thomas said.
In his capacity as Councilor of the Grand Bay Village Council, Edward Registe outlined the packed line-up of events for the feast including an award ceremony celebrating the achievements of a number of local groups and artists.
“Our program begins on the 9th of June with an award and recognition ceremony. The Midnight Groovers, veteran Ka’dance band here in Dominica, celebrates its 40th anniversary and we believe that that is deserving of recognition. Also the cultural group Tradibelle is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the Golden Squad band, a reggae band from Grand Bay, celebrates its 20th anniversary and Michel Henderson, also hails from Grand Bay and we want to recognize her as well and her achievements at the Grandbay Community Centre,” Registe stated.
Events Director of the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC), Nathalie Clarke-Meade, pledged the committee’s support for the feast.
Other events include the feast staple event, ‘Braf’ on the Boulevard, Miss South Pageant and the Fleur Pageant, a new pageant of the feast, Kubuli’s Birthday Bash; celebrating the birthdays of all residents born in June, the Isidore Road Race and Monday’s Parade of Bands
Artistes featured during the Feast of St. Isidore include the Fanatik Band, WCK, Impulse Band, Golden Squad Band, Swinging Stars and the Fire Burners Crew; a young band out of Grand Bay.
The Feast of St. Isidore is sponsored by LIME, Kubuli Beer, the Grand Bay Credit Union, Digicel, Underground Sound System and the Division of Culture.