Saddle Fiesta 2009 Officially Opens Friday Evening

Community Festival - Festival de Cappisterre

Community Festival – Festival de Cappisterre
Photo By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
September 03, 2009 (CUOPM)

Saddle Fiesta 2009 will be officially opened on Friday evening at the Saddlers Primary School.

Parliamentary Representative, Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas will officially declare the community festival officially open. The week of activities includes a church service, talent explosion, community cleanup campaign, J’Ouvert and Parade of Troupes.

Organiser and spokesman Ms. Alicia Collins said the official opening includes a stage appearance by the Dance Hall Queen contestants, which will be followed by a Jam Session featuring DJ Shaggy and Kollision Band.

She said the community festival is being held under the theme: “Working together to fight crime, Saddle Fiesta 2009.”

Other events include a Peace and Unity Talent Explosion and After Dance on Saturday 5th September. A Church Service on Sunday 6th starting at 11:00 A.M at the Saddlers Pentecostal Church and a Netball Festival in the afternoon at 2:00 P.M.

A Community Clean-Up is planned on Monday 7th September; Upfront Talk Against Crime and Violence with cultural icon, Masud Sadiki at 8:00 P.M on Tuesday 8th and a Domino Tournament on Wednesday 9th.

Contestants take to the stage to vie for the title of Dance Hall Queen on Friday 11th September at 8:00 P.M.

Saturday 12th September kicks off at 6:00 A.M. with J’Ouvert with Grand Masters and the Parade of Troupes at 2:00 P.M.

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