“Girl Guides continue celebrations for 40th anniversary of Independence”

The Girl Guides Association of St. Vincent and the Grenadines continues celebrations for the 40th anniversary of independence in St. Vincent and the Grenadines this weekend with the hosting of “A Vincy Food Fair: Forty Things Vincentians Eat” at the Girl Guides Headquarters in Level Gardens on Friday 27th September, 2019 from 12:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

At the Vincy Food Fair, Girl Guides from across St. Vincent and the Grenadines will showcase and sell local foods, fruits and juices. Bim-Bim Packs, Brownie Guide Packs, Girl Guide Companies and Ranger Guide Units will also present a cultural package from 3:30p.m. to 4:30 p.m to highlight various aspects of Vincentian culture.

Chief Commissioner of the Girl Guides Association of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Mrs. Laura Browne shared that “the Girl Guides Association recognises the importance of our members and by extension the Vincentian community being able to appreciate local food and culture.”

Mrs. Browne further shared that “the Vincy Food Fair is a great educational opportunity for everyone as some of the foods that have been traditionally Vincentian are not as popular and the older persons can have a taste of delicacies that they may not have had for a long time, while young persons have the opportunity to be exposed to these foods and other elements of unique Vincentian culture”.

The Vincy Food Fair will also provide an opportunity for patrons to buy commemorative t-shirts for the 40th anniversary of independence in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

On Saturday, 28th September 2019, the Association will host the annual “Cardio Confidence” in an attempt to bring together members of the Girl Guides Association of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as well as the general public in an effort to encourage participants to pursue healthy lifestyles to enhance productivity of Vincentian citizens.

The walk will begin at the Calliaqua Playing Field from 3:00 p.m. and end at the Victoria Park where the SVG Medical Association will host its annual tug-of-war competition to bring awareness to Prostate and Breast Cancer in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.