The 2011 Roseau Paint-A-Thon presented by the Discover Dominica Authority, Harris Paints Dominica and the National Bank of Dominica is carded for today, Saturday May 21 and tomorrow, Sunday May 22.
Six houses in the city of Roseau are scheduled to be painted as follows:
· 23 Cork Street
· 24 Cork Street
· 30 King George V Street
· 44 Cork Street
· 42 King George V Street
· 8 Laing Lane
In addition to a team of painters, volunteers from the Discover Dominica Authority, National Bank of Dominica, Ministry of Tourism, Dominica State College and Harris Paints will be on site assisting with painting. Volunteers will be on site from 9:30AM.
The Roseau Paint-A-Thon is a new initiative of the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) aimed at beautifying buildings in the city of Roseau that have historic and architectural appeal. Paint-A-Thon offers exterior painting services of selected houses at no cost to the homeowner.
The DDA has worked with SHAPE (Society of Heritage Preservation and Enhancement) to choose colours that will not only add to the aesthetics of the neighbourhood but are in keeping with the guidelines outlined for historic preservation. Qualified contractors and painters were involved in the selection process and inspected the chosen houses to assess their readiness and viability.
The DDA approached corporate citizens to participate this initiative. Sponsors were asked to put together a team of volunteers from their organizations to paint the houses. The cost of materials, labour, etc was borne by the sponsors and other corporate partners. The Roseau Paint-A-Thon is being presented in partnership with Harris Paints Dominica Ltd with sponsorship by National Bank of Dominica Ltd.