Giraudel Flower Show is back

DandelionFlowerAn event which has been on the shelves for nine years is back on the books.

The Giraudel Flower Show, put on by the Giraudel Flower Group has re-emerged and will be staged on May 19, 2013.

The announcement was made this week at the opening ceremony of the newly constructed venue that will house the show.

The lack of a proper venue has been one of the main reasons for the 9-year halt.

Spokesperson of the Giraudel/Eggleston Flower Group, Elizabeth Alfred, said the new building will become a tourism venue and used to stage the annual event.

She said the building will be used as a botanical centre to cultivate rare flowers and a training ground for young people.

“We are involved in a small way in the community tourism program and we are hoping that this can be a stopover. I realise the potential of that kind of business in Dominica. This is a long term investment,” she said.

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23 Comments

  1. STILL
    March 3, 2013

    Finally people have let commonsense and community spirit prevail and have decided to host another show. It’s long over due. Congratulations folks wish i was there for it. I know it will be great…

  2. Queen
    March 1, 2013

    WOW!!!! I missed the flowere show! it was a great event to attend. The vorious models nad arrangements were always a spectacle!!! Good job to the Alfred’s who continue to pioneer!!! Good luck and I will definitely support

  3. February 28, 2013

    Spokesperson of the Giraudel/Eggleston Flower Group, Elizabeth Alfred, said the new building will become a tourism venue and used to stage the annual event–News Article

    First of all it is great to read the our powerful lady, “Elizabeth Alfred” is still on the go on behalf of our Giraudel. May God bless you with the strength you need my lady.

    Secondly I remember when I was part of the organizing group for the “Flower Show”. The work was hard but the fun made it seem like nothing at all–especially when the village lighted up with all of those beautiful stall of flowers and good food; music and dancing would follow later on.

    Those were the days! I did not know they had stopped for nine years, but I am glad that they are back. And so, people of Giraudel and Eggleston, I say continue in unity as you have always been so. May God bless this beautiful event fruitfully and long-lastingly.

    DNO I am looking forward to read all about it on your site.

  4. Michael
    February 28, 2013

    Is it me? Something isn’t right with this sentence: ” The announcement was made this week at the opening ceremony of the newly built Giraudel/Eggleston Flower Show.” Is there a building called ” The Giraudel/Eggleston Flower Show”?

  5. Easy
    February 28, 2013

    That is wonderful news, I have some great childhood memories as I am from that beautiful commmunity of Giraudel/ Eggleston or Eggleston/ Giraudel (Who cares) same thing. It used to be a great event. Too bad I won’t be there. Best wishes for a successful event. OH HOW I MISS IT.

  6. Anonymous
    February 28, 2013

    That is great news, that was always a lovely event. One I always looked forward to.

  7. Imagine that
    February 28, 2013

    Yay…I can’t wait. :-D

  8. pd
    February 28, 2013

    when was that ceremony????why does it have to be Giraudel/Eggleston and not Eggleston/Giraudel which comes first when ur entering not referring to the back road which takes u to Giraudel.

    • Ms. Giraudel
      February 28, 2013

      You have a problem man…Some people really just ignorant…Maybe it’s because the flower show originated in Giraudel…hence the Giraudel/Eggleston …where is the issue?

    • Giraudel
      February 28, 2013

      Because it has always been Like that all you egglestion people always doing all you own thing anyway so what the heck is your problem go

    • Giraudel
      February 28, 2013

      Isn’t half or if not all the Poole planning flower show from Giraudel and who are the ones working on the site who are the ones doing all the hard work who are the ladies doing everything it’s people from Giraudel so all you egglestion people need to join the group and remain in it don’t just join it because its flower show all u know all u always wanna be seen but after that all u going about all u business

      • Anonymous
        February 28, 2013

        I have never posted any comments through this forum but since it is something dare to me I had to. Though a comment was made re the choice of putting Giraudel or Eggleston first, I see no reason for it to warrant such response. Why does the country have to know if there is any animosity or rivalry between the two villages. The news story that the Flower show is back should not be a vehicle to show disunity but to prove that the two villages can work together and prove success.

        For decades there has been this rivalry and it his high time it stops. I know for a fact that Eggleston persons do put themselves out there and participate when any activities are planned. I have seen persons coming straight from work and without a break run to the site to ensure that things are done. It is quite disheartening to read the comments made by Giraudel and Ms. Giraudel. Hats off to you all if you do your best but never let it be said that Eggleston persons don’t pull their weight. Why do you think the village beautification competition was won twice in a year. It is because villagers put themselves out there.

        Thank God for what you have. You have lovely flowers, your have great women and men who can pool themselves together but also give us our blessings. We do not have flowers like you but even with our limitations we get the job done.

        And always remember, together we stand divided we fall.

        Ponder on that

      • Anonymous
        February 28, 2013

        You all are dissapointing me. Is this what we want to show the rest of the world. Arguing whether is a Giraudel or Eggleston thing, smh. Why is there always this issue? We do many things jointly and succeed, let’s put our differences aside and show the world what WE have to offer, instead of spreading all this negative vibe. I can’t wait to be part of it!

      • February 28, 2013

        @Giraudel February 28, 2013

        Did you have to write the name Giraudel to write this dis-tasting comment?

        I am from Giraudel too, and I find this sentiment of yours quite embarrassing! Geeeeeeeeeeze!

    • STILL
      March 3, 2013

      Because Mr. Royer called it the Giraudel Eggleston flower show and market fair. That’s why Giraudel is first in this case.

  9. As I see it.
    February 28, 2013

    Good luck to the organizers I look forward to getting beautiful flowers to enhance my flower garden. Thank you all and success at the upcoming event.

  10. grell
    February 28, 2013

    great job wiil be a great source of income for the people.

  11. Hopeful
    February 28, 2013

    Well I hope that DNO will do the Giraudel Flower Show proud in their reporting by showing some decent pictures from the show. which would also help broaden appreciation and awareness of this event. Exhibitors can also help be submitting photo’s of their exhibits!!

  12. My take
    February 28, 2013

    ADMIN: You refer to the building as ‘newly refurbished’ then as the ‘new building’. It is not a refurbished building, but is in fact a new building.

  13. my take
    February 28, 2013

    Great job you guys..I look forward to it..Sure missed the flower show.

  14. hmmm
    February 28, 2013

    I am so happy this is coming back; I used to love going to it as a child

  15. Anonymous
    February 28, 2013

    Ohh, I can hardly wait! I missed this annual event. Thank you for bringing it back. This has put a smile on my face.

  16. Desmond
    February 28, 2013

    i am very pleaed to hear of this news and wish all the best for this undertaking, it was one of the better events in the country and it great to hear of its return, take a rose on that one

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