A number of persons from Pointe Michel will be honored as the village celebrates its annual “Fete La Pwent.”
Recognition will be given to them for their invaluable contribution to the people of the community and their contribution to the development of Pointe Michel.
The awardees are as follows:
David Toussaint- who will receive an Athletics Award for his contribution to the development of volleyball in Pointe Michel and as a striking National Volleyball Player
Adrien Mitchel— a former member of the First Serenade Band who will receive Arts and Music award for his contribution to the development of music in Dominica.
Gustave Williams—who shall receive a lifetime achievement award for decades of community service.
The festivities kick off on November 2 on the new Pointe Michel Boulevard with a barbeque and ends on November 3 with performances by First Serenade, Asa Bantan and Triple Kay.
President of the Pointe Michel Development Committee, Ian Pinard, said Fete La Pwent was created to enhance unity in the community. “Fete La Pwent was birthed to create an annual event that strengthens community togetherness, highlights the exquisite cuisine of Jen La Pwent and have a socio-economic impact on our village,” he explained.
He said the village has a proud history since it is the birth place of Dominica’s first female prime minister Dame Eugenia Charles, of Ophelia Marie, Dominica’s lady of song, is the home of the Pointe Michel Cultural Group led by Joan Frampton and the home of the First Serenade Band.
Pinard also pointed out that patrons will be treated to the “best callallo, shatou water, fish and many more delicacies.”
The event this year is dubbed, ‘Fete la Pwent-The Real Independence Lyme!’