A month of events for San Fernando City celebrations
San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello with the One Heart team
San Fernando City Week celebrations will now stretch to a month of events.
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday at the San Fernando City Corporation, Mayor Junia Regrello said celebrations will run for the month of November to accommodate a number of events.
The marquee event will be the One Heart concert on November 24 featuring current reggae sensation Chronixx.
The 25-year-old Jamaican will be in Trinidad and Tobago as part of his official Chronology tour.
Speaking at the press conference, Chinua Alleyne, a member of 432 Live Limited, the promoters of the One Heart concert, said San Fernando's cultural history made it the obvious place to stage the show.
He said Skinner Park, the venue for the show, has been renamed Legacy Park for the event.
He said the concert is a vehicle to send out a positive message across the country to unite everyone and Chronixx is the act to enable that. The show will be live streamed for Chronixx fans across the Caribbean.
Alleyne said they approached the City Corporation to partner with them for this initiative.
Regrello said they welcomed the opportunity to stage the show since San Fernandians always feel left out as the big shows are always held in Port-of-Spain. He said the Corporation is not supporting the event financially but by providing the space and infrastructure for this show and others which will also be held in celebration of city Week.
Among the other events which will be held will be a Sando Alive, a calypso event staged by the Southern arm of the Trinbago Unified Calypso Organisation (TUCO) which will be held at the City Hall and Eat, Drink, Jazz Music Festival which will be held on the San Fernando Hill. This event, staged by former Digicel RIsing Star winner Ancil Valley, will feature a Cuban trumpeter called Alexis Barrow, Vaughnette Bigford as well as a showcase of designs from the San Fernando Fashion Week.
The show will be held the day after One Heart which, Valley said, offers visitors a reason to spend the weekend in the country's second city.
Below are some of the events planned for the month of celebrations:
Nov 10: Boat RIde
Nov 11: Civic Reception and Award Function/Launch of Carnival
Nov 12: Church service/Pan in the ville/Street Festival, Marabella/Presentation College Past Scouts triathlon and boat festival
Nov 13: Senior Citizen's Day/Display of artwork
Nov 14: Spoken word/Std 4 Calypso competition/cocktail reception
Nov 15: Distinguished lecture series
Nov 16: Basketball
Nov 17: Chutney
Nov 18: Mayor's Ball/Future Football Stars competition
Nov 19: TUCO Sando Alive /Children's Fun Day
Nov 20: Pan
Nov 21: Pan
Nov 22: Pan
Nov 23: Pan, Skiffle Got Talent Too
Nov 24: One Heart Concert
Nov 25: Eat, Drink, Jazz Music Festival
Nov 26: San City Steel Orchestra