President of the Ital Fest Commission, Silk Asara, has promised that that this year’s Livity Ital Festival, to be held at the Old Mill Cultural Centre on July 2 and 3, will be one well worth attending.
He described the event as a health and wellness activity. “It’s also a music, food, and art festival,” he said.
Asara said that the festival will be held in two parts – an opening ceremony, followed by several discussions and activities.
“First, we will have an opening ceremony, and then basically discussions on health and wellness,” he said. “We will have a doctor or nurse within the society, and a health and wellness person within the herbal association.”
He stated that the festival, first held in 2012, seeks to promote a healthy environment, through example.
“We try to set an environment that is of well-being, where we don’t just talk and explain something, we try to create the environment, and invite the people into that environment, so that they understand,” Asara explained. “And, really, our health and our wellness is based on our environment.”
Natural foods, yoga, and massages, among other treats, will be featured at the event.
Ultimately, Asara and his associates hope to create an eco-community throughout Dominica, funded by proceeds from the festival.
He remarked that Dominica, being the Nature Isle, is very conducive to an environment of health and wellness.
There will be a $15 entrance fee for individuals, and $25 for families.
The festival is expected to begin at 3:00pm.