The Tobago House of Assembly held its annual Sports and Family Day on Sunday (November 27, 2011) as it celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. The Division of Education, Youth Affairs, and Sport was the day’s overall winner. THA professionals and their families attended the year-end event, deemed as a day of relaxation and fun.
The highlight of the day was the march-past competition in which the Divisions competed. The Office of the Chief Secretary won first place. The Chief Secretary marchers depicted Christopher Columbus setting sail toward the West Indies. The Division was the only one to incorporate a large display, that of a ship named Santa Maria, in which the marches boarded for their journey.
The Division of Community Development and Culture came in second. The group, dressed in a colour scheme of red, gold, and white marched in unison to the drummers. Third place belonged to the Division of Health and Social Services, whose theme was “From then to Now.” The marchers, dressed in pink and white uniforms, portrayed a team of doctors and nurses as they danced to the song “Biting Insects” during the freestyle portion of the march.
The Sports and Family Day event was held at the Dwight Yorke Stadium.