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Resilient Fruits Festival added to World Rivers Day celebration

by: - May 11, 2018
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News Release {-May 9 2018} –As Catholics observe the third Anniversary of Pope Francis Encyclical “Laudato Si” – care of our common home (Earth) is our responsibility, on 24 May, 2018. Here in Dominica plans are well on the way for the next World Rivers Day.

Resilient Fruits Festival will now be one of the major attractions of the 13 Anniversary of World Rivers Day, carded for the last Sunday of September (30), 2018. As designated by the United Nations.

Spearheading this Anniversary is The Dominica World Rivers Day Committee, in partnership with the Healthy Islanders, The Discover Dominica, DHTA, City Council, DOWASCO, Forestry Division, The Dominica Fire and Ambulance Division, the Signman, among others.

Donmnitjen Fo Roseau River Endurance Competition will be the focus.

The day’s event will be begin with a Church celebration at 9:00 am at the Cathedral Chapel, followed with parade of uniform groups to the Roseau Market, where breakfast will be available.

A Hula Hoop Endurance competition will also be an attraction for the Youth. And will be coordination by the Girl Guides Movement.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria this year’s theme is: No Forest, No Water, No RIVER, No Food, No Life!