Saturday 26 September, 2020

In-person activities postponed for Tobago Heritage Festival

The Tobago Festivals Commission Ltd. has postponed in-person activities and events which were scheduled for the Tobago Heritage Festival 2020.

In a release, the Commission said the decision was made following guidelines from Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram in which he stated that  we are currently “at the stage of community spread”.

"This rapid evolution of the pandemic locally has led to additional restrictions which we agree are necessary at this time. We honour and respect the government’s decision and are also dedicated to doing our part to help protect our staff, attendees, partners and other stakeholders," the Commission said. 

The specific events which have been postponed are the Pembroke Fireside Friday – a curbside pick-up event, the Roxborough Ole Time Harvest and the production of the Moriah Ole Time Wedding Short Film. Also affected is the Ms. Heritage Personality event which will no longer be held at the Cyd Gray Complex and will now be a virtual production.

The Commission said: "Please know that we remain committed to finding other ways to share content with you. We are exploring options to reschedule the postponed events and will continue to provide content via our virtual platform, as we remain committed to promoting our local cultural heritage."

Further information on all Heritage 2020 activities can be found on the Commission’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube social pages via the handle @tobagofestivals.

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