BNB confirms to National Cultural Foundation, ‘Parade is Back!’ Financial Institute to be involved with Barbados’ Crop Over Opening Gala
Spontaneous, rapturous applause erupted from staff members as Mr. Andrew Campbell, Manager Retail Services of Barbados National Bank confirmed, “The much loved parade will once again be a part of the Crop Over Opening Gala.” Mr. Campbell was speaking at the press conference held at the bank’s Head Office on Broad Street to herald BNB’s sponsorship of the popular Gala.
He added that the bank realized the importance of culture to the overall development of a nation, as through its various expressions – art, music, dance, theatre – it bridged gaps, racial, social, and generational.
Dr. Donna Hunte-Cox, Chief Executive Officer of the National Cultural Foundation reiterated that the NCF will be expanding its focus on other aspects of the festival, particularly the visual arts, literary arts and theatre.
She lauded the bank’s support over the past eleven years, citing that BNB had supported the NCF through the various changes and remained a loyal corporate citizen.
The Barbados National Bank Crop Over Festival Opening Gala is scheduled for July 03, starting with a procession of costumed participants from the General Post Office at Cheapside through Bridgetown to Queens Park, where following the ceremonial delivery of last canes and blessings, patrons will be treated to entertainment, side walk cafes, heritage displays, play parks for children and an array of indigenous food and drink from stalls operated by locals and members of the Multi-National community.