An exhibition of Tobago art, customer appreciation week, the burying of three time capsules, youth plenary sitting, youth cultural explosion, business exposition, street procession, cultural show, tree lighting ceremonies and Tobago Awards presentation as well as a football tournament, cycling classic and thanksgiving prayers by religious organisations are all part of the celebrations for Tobago Day this year.
Chief Secretary Orville London disclosed the schedule of events over an eight day period encompassing Tobago Day 2016 on December 4 at Wednesday’s weekly post Executive Council media briefing at the Administrative Complex, Calder Hall.
He said religious organisations are to be requested to offer special prayers on behalf of Tobago and the Assembly during the period while a library programme is planned for libraries across the island. The Tobago Art Collection will go on show at the Auditorium of the Shaw Park Complex from November 28.
Also to be held from that day will be Customer Appreciation Week hosted by all Divisions. The praise and worship event will be held at the auditorium of the complex from 5 p.m. also on that day.
A cultural explosion for schools and youth organisations will be held at the complex on November 29 at 9.30 a.m. The youth plenary will be held at the Assembly legislature on December 1 at 1.30 p.m. followed by a Tobago Day Football Tournament. A Tobago Wonders Challenge will be held at various locations throughout the island. At stake will be prizes valued at $25,000; $15,000 and $10,000.
The business exposition comes off at the Milford Esplanade while there will be a street procession from James Park to the Esplanade from 4.00 p.m. followed by a cultural show.
The time capsules will be buried at locations on the southwest, east and north of Tobago on December 3. These will be opened up on the 50th anniversary of the Assembly.
The Tobago Cycling Classic will be staged also on December 3 on the loop from the esplanade to Shaw Park and back. The tree lighting ceremonies will be held at the Botanic Station from 6 p.m. on December 3 and at the Louis D’or Nursery on December 10.
The Tobago Day 2016 celebrations come to an end at 6.30 p.m. on December 4 at the Auditorium of the Shaw Park Complex.
Nomination Forms for these two awards which close on November 11 are available at the Administrative Complex, Calder Hall.