Come for the party, stay for the fun – Bartica Regatta 2019

―Big events slated for Bartica Regatta 2019

―Sport events will commence on April 1

―Pageant, main attraction for Bartica Regatta

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Easter weekend, over the years, has become a spectacle for Guyana with a large influx of tourists from all parts of the world. One of the holiday’s key events is the Bartica Regatta, which is packed with fun-filled activities, such as, water sport, talent shows, a music festival, boxing, soccer, cricket competitions and the main attraction the Bartica Regatta Pageant.

In the preparation for the grand event, which begins from April 14, a committee has been established to inform the public about this upcoming event. On Thursday, Mayor of Bartica, Gifford Marshall and the team held a press conference at the Pegasus Hotel where they introduced the nine delegates vying for the crown of Miss Bartica Regatta 2019.

The beautiful and poised contestant are all excited to represent their newly established town. At the press briefing today, the introduced their platforms through which they will seek to educate the public on various issues. Among these are Youth Empowerment, Trafficking In Persons, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and tackling School Dropouts.

Mayor Marshall said that the Bartica Regatta has over the years paved the way for Bartica’s development. He noted that collaboration with several agencies has resulted in this year’s event surpassing those held in the past.

“Promoting this year’s Regatta is very important since our town has significantly improved and is aiming to become Guyana’s main tourist destination. We are very grateful for where Regatta is today and its transformation.”

Marshall added that from April 14-22, Bartica will come alive starting with a comedy and gymkhana show, followed by several sporting events during the week. During the Easter weekend, there will be the much-anticipated Pageant, Boat Cruise, International Concert and other exciting activities.

Representing the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport, the Director of Sport, Christopher Jones noted that Bartica has contributed significantly to tourism with their hospitality and uniqueness. He assured the committee members that the government is willing and ready to support and promote sport tourism in Bartica.

Ayana George.

Images: Giovanni Gajie.

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