News
August 6, 2010
CDC presents prizes to Vincy Mas winners

The celebratory moods experienced at the end of Vincy Mas continued on Saturday evening as the winners of Vincy Mas{{more}} collected their prizes, cheques and trophies.

The Vincy Mas 2010 prize giving ceremony took place at the Cruise Ship Terminal on Saturday, July 31.

In full celebratory mood were winners of the Mardi Gras Band of the Year, Guinness Y de Lima Hitz 103. 7 Blondie Birds and Friends, who collected a special award for winning their first Band of the Year with their production “King of Pop: Tribute to Michael Jackson”.

J’ouvert band, J’ouvert Fanatics, also took away a set of trophies and cheques for their dominance in five of the J’ouvert band categories.

Congratulations were also extended to soca and calypso artistes, band men and pan players for their excellence during the festival. Sponsors were also commended for their contribution to Vincy Mas 2010 which made it a hit.

Giving an overview of the calypso and soca component of Vincy mas 2010, President of the Calypso Association, Hassan Kennedy, stated that the calypso and soca produced by Vincentians “is way above the other” countries. He added the junior calypsonians did an outstanding job during their performance at the environmental competition in May, and this has propelled the association to plan a similar competition for the seniors in 2011.

The quality and performance of the masqueraders during Mardi Gras was also applauded. Chairman of the Carnival Bands Association, Hugh Raguette, commended the masqueraders on their conduct during Mas. He also extended congratulations to winners of Band of the Year, Blondie Bird and Friends.

Raguette lauded the bands on their co-operation during the event, which he claimed resulted in the shows ending on time. He promised that the association will not be going back to the old ways but will be “improving the general standard of Mas” for 2011 and onwards.

The success of several shows such as the freshly introduced Steel and Glitter, the beauty shows and the rural carnival shows were also highlighted. Sponsors were also awarded and lauded for their continuous support of Vincy Mas in spite of the economic struggles.

Other awards and prizes were also handed out to the CDC officials for their long standing service to the organization.