Bike parade was a great hit at Grand Gala August 6, 2019.
Minister Olivia “Babsy” Grange who has the culture portfolio for the government has to feel proud of what unfolded this year. It is a very complex operation rammed into one afternoon. Thousands of volunteers are required to participate and make the event a success. Some groups have up to a (100) hundred dancers etc
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is the state entity that coordinates all these cultural activities. The annual festival Queen and Festival Song competitions are among there responsibilities.
There was a massive outpouring of love and support for this year’s celebration of our public display at the National Stadium. Thousands estimated at 40, 000 jammed the Independence Park, home of the National Stadium complex. This complex consist of the National Arena,
Swimming pools, football fields, net all courts to name a few sporting activities which are house there. It is a sprawling piece of land.
Performances/Grand Gala Offerings
Dance, speech, gospel and performing artiste on stage also bike riding display. In a nutshell it is a cultural showcase on display of a varied nature.
This was an excellent display of rich culture.
Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is SIC for Vision Newspaper Canada was there and filed this report.