Boetica to host second Glassie Festival

glassie festThe community of Boetica stages its second annual Glassie Festival. The event which was first organized last year on July 3rd to 5th, will take place over a three-day period from Friday July 1st and will end on Sunday July 3.

The objective of staging this event include:
1. To provide a signature event that links to and preserves the historic background and at the same time creating an income generating opportunity for the community
2. To educate residents of their history and cultural heritage his Bay was once used as the main area for trading during the slave trade years, and as the main fishing entry port for local fishermen during the early 70’s to the late 80’s.
3. To promote the Glassie Trail as part of Dominica’s Tourism Product for both our locals, visitors, prospective hikers and adventure seekers. Presently Glassie is among the top ten attraction sites in Dominica
4. To promote physical activity as part of the “wellness package”
5. To expose villagers to community tourism as a means of generating revenue
6. To expose the talent of present and upcoming artistes of the community.

A number of activities have been organized for the three day event and will include a
1. History Night and Punch Party on Friday July 1t
2. A Hike to Glassie on Saturday uly 2, 2016, with a rock fishing competition, followed by a Wet Fete sponsored by Kubuli Chebe Sa’w and a Grand Dance with the First Serenade Band alongside ASA BAN TON and the Virtural Band from Grand Fond
3. A Eucharistic Celebration on Sunday July 3rd, 2016 followed by Live Entertainment from the Joseph Brothers, a local band from the Community and Bouncing Castle for the children, the day will end with a Grand Calypso Show featuring 8times Calypso Monach King Dice, Lugas, Tasha P, Hunter, Peter Pros, Vigilante, White Ferry, Scrunter, and more.

The feature of the calypso Show will be the awarding of 8time Calypso Monarch King Dice by the community, for his outstanding contribution to the Calypso Art form. King Dice is a son of the soil.
Glassie Fest is organized by the Glassie Festival Committee in Collaboration with the Boetica Village Council.

Sponsors of the event include Hon. Peter St Jean, Kubuli Che’be Sa’w, The Sign Man, DR. Damien Dublin, Lama of SSMR, the Fisheries Division, Belfast Estate, Rosalie Bay Resort , Fine Foods Inc. Pirates Ltd, Zp Boutique, and Boeticans living abroad.

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8 Comments

  1. lol
    July 3, 2016

    a preschooler did the logo?

  2. Fraudalert
    June 30, 2016

    Boeticans overseas beware.. hope this is not a money mill for one set of people to get rich! be careful and keep your eyes open on this one

  3. hustler
    June 30, 2016

    Hats off to the organizers…..bigger and better this year…..dont allow negativity to hinder your community’s progress…be positive and continue the good work….Good luck!!!!

  4. ma Alexcie/LaPlaine
    June 30, 2016

    Kid on the block oh oh you start the division right now

  5. Toute Twele Roy
    June 30, 2016

    Sounds good!!!

  6. KID ON THE BLOCK
    June 30, 2016

    The only village on the EAST that has nothing good to offer other than POLITICS is La Plaine. La Plaine is a Politically divided community by the arrogance and ignorance of a few who should know better. Those that don’t and can’t accept defeat.

    • anti bs
      July 1, 2016

      bs

    • Concern citizen
      July 1, 2016

      Dear KID ON THE BLOCK,
      If your Palrep was a true borne again child of GOD as he claim to be there is no way he would be in that cabal
      Those that don’t and can’t accept defeat, WAS NEVER DEFEATED as u all are claiming, so go and ask your Plarep to please \, please speak the truth to U and stop keeping U in the DARK
      Proverbs chapter 15 sys and I quote “The eyes of the LORD are in every place beholding the evil and the good”

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