Barbados Association of Retired People’s Elder Appreciation Day this Saturday 25 Sept 2010 on Belmont Rd
BARP’s 3rd annual Elders Appreciation Day Fun Fair this Saturday 25th September in the grounds of The Girl Guides Headquarters at Pax Hill, Belmont Road, This Event is designed to recognise the contributions the Elderly persons have made to the community, our theme this year is “Protect, Serve, Connect”.
This event promises to be the biggest and best yet, Sponsored by Digicel and Tiger Malt and planned as one of the highlights to mark Senior Citizens’ Month, “Bridging the Gap” highlights cultural characteristics of our past by featuring and demonstrating old Bajan Games to the young audiences. The event will feature opportunities to re-capture ‘Old Times’ with a chance to watch, learn and participate in old time favourite games like Hopscotch, Chinese Skip and Warri; explore Bajan artifacts like jucking boards and mortars and pestles, and enjoy demonstrations of Old Time Dancing by historian Trevor Marshall.
There will be traditional entertainment aplenty with Poonka and Rukatuk International Tuk Band, Mother Sally, Stilt Walkers and the Barbados Landship, and a live stage show featuring The Mighty Grynner, Tony Grazettes, De Hawk, Clement Maloney, Jennifer Walker, the Reddi Panners Steel Pan Band and music provided by DJ Gerald B. As this is intended to be a family day out, there will be food and drinks on sale all day, with face painting and jumping tents for the children, as well as Health Checks for the adults. There will even be an opportunity for the over 50’s to audition for a part in a new feature film being made in Barbados!
With an ‘old time’ admission donation of just $2 and prize giveaways throughout the day, this is an un-missable opportunity to celebrate our Senior Citizens while having a great day out. Starting at 10am through to 5pm, the event is for children, mums and dads, grandparents and great grandparents – in fact, everyone will be welcome.