Queen’s College Association’s list of activities for Founders Week: October 3-8, 2010

On Sunday October 3, activities begin with a church service at 9:00am at James Street Methodist Church, James Street, Bridgetown.

This is the culmination of the 2010 Founders Week, and the QCA Executive Committee thanks all the people who have contributed in any way to this series of activities.

This is the culmination of the 2010 Founders Week, and the QCA Executive Committee thanks all the people who have contributed in any way to this series of activities.

On Monday October 4, all past and present Queen’s College students and staff are invited to attend a Special Assembly in the School Hall, beginning at 8:30am. Alumna Donnya Piggott will address the gathering. A tree planting ceremony will follow immediately.

On Tuesday October 5 and Thursday October 7, the QCA Executive Committee members and friends will be visiting alumni who are resident in nursing homes, “shut-ins” or otherwise severely limited in mobility. “If they cannot attend the various activities, we will bring some activity to them!” said one alumna. Please contact Sherry Cumberbatch at email: scumb2000@yahoo.com for details.

On Wednesday 6th October, one of the highlights of Founders Week will take place: the 9th Annual Elsie Payne Memorial Lecture. This year’s lecture will take place at 7:00pm in the School Hall.

The featured speaker is Dr. Karl Watson, President of the Barbados National Trust, and his topic is “Preservation vs. Development.” A panel discussion will take place immediately after the lecture, with panelists Kammie Holder, Richard Gill and Paul Altman contributing and answering questions from the public.

On Friday October 8, the QCA Lime takes place at Pablo Donte’s in Maxwell, Christ Church. This is a purely fun and social event, where past and present students can get together in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, enjoy good food, drinks and music.

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