Susan Corbett, Director, Community Development Division (centre), along with other staff members including Gwyneth Morris-Alexander, Deputy Director (right of Mr Corbett); Adanna Antoine of the St George East District Office (third right); former Permanent Secretary, Margaret Farray (second right) and Jerry Guytan, Driver, St George District (right). Entertainer Sunny Bling is in the front row (centre)
The St George East District of the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts hosted the final installment of “All That Is We” at the Maracas Bay Community Centre, Granford Road, Maracas on Sunday August 7, 2016.
Some of the highlights of the day’s activities included:
-A tour to the Maracas Lookout
-A “Know Your Country” segment in which members of community groups in the St George East District provided historical information on their respective communities
-Various obstacle races, a bouncy castle and other activities for children
-A wide range of local culinary delights, including cakes and pastries
-Several booths featuring items such as jewelry, tye-dye, linens and drapery, pillows, leather craft and balloon design on sale. There were also booths providing free Make-Up demonstrations and Manicures to those in attendance.
Some of the leather craft items on sale
Other participants included:
- University of Trinidad and Tobago,
- The Consumer Affairs Division and
- The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management, ODPM, which engaged children and their parents in question and answer sessions on natural disasters, awarding them various prizes
Dr The Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts attended the event and participated in a tour of the booths. Also present were: Susan Corbett, Director, Community Development Division and Gwyneth Morris-Alexander, Deputy Director, Community Development Division, along with several Supervisors and Officers from the various Community Development Division’s Administrative Districts.
Later, there was a cultural show, which featured performances by: Arima All Stars Steelband, Brasso Seco Parang, Fire Service, Guanapo and the North Coast Pan Serenaders, bringing the curtain down on the “All That Is We” series of Community Fairs which were hosted across the country to commemorate Community Development Day 2016.
Dr The Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts (left) along with members of the North Coast Pan Serenaders