A look at the Seasoning Gardens of the Paramin Hills
The penultimate instalment of “All That is We” was held on Saturday 30th July, 2016 at the Paramin Recreation Grounds.
This initiative by the Community Development Division of the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, successfully brought the community together. ‘All That is We’ also highlighted some of the skills residents were able to learn under the Community Education (Skills Training) Program. There were booths highlighting Jewellery Making, Glass Engraving, Tiling, Screen Printing, Tie Dying and an array of local sweets and baked products.
Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts
getting in on the action in the Marble Pitch Game
Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts brought early Emancipation greetings to those present. The Minister affirmed that ‘events like these allow us to appreciate the various aspects of who we are as a people.’ She also called on those in attendance to be proud of their heritage and assert themselves as patriots.
The men didn’t shy away from getting involved in the day’s activities either, here they are in full flight in the men’s sack race.
Participants were treated to a day of fun activities including throwbacks such as traditional marble pitch and sack races. Children were treated to attractions such as the trampoline, bouncy castle, face painting and more. Patrons also had the chace to go on tours to the Seasoning Gardens, the Bat Cave and the Paramin Lookout (the third highest point in Trinidad)
Also in attendance was Ms Susan Corbett - Director, Community Development Division; Gwyneth Morris-Alexander - Deputy Director, Community Developemnt Division; Ms Natalie Walters - Manager, Corporate Communications, Ministry of Social Development and Family Services and several Supervisors and Officers of the various Community Development Division’s Administrative Districts.
The final instalment of “All That is We” takes place on Sunday 7th August, 2017 at the Maracas Bay Community Center.