August 26, 2011
84 children graduate in Canouan

Parents of the children who participated in the Pan Against Crime Programme which took place in Canouan over the last four weeks have been urged to support their children on their musical journey.{{more}}

As he made remarks at the closing ceremony of the programme, which was held in collaboration with C.C.A. Limited and C.R.D, Commissioner of Police Keith Miller expressed his pleasure at the level of participation in the programme, and encouraged the parents to follow the example of their children and learn to play pan.

The closing ceremony took place at the Pan Yard in Canouan on Monday, August 22, and celebrated the achievements of the 84 children who took part in the programme which began on July 23.

The Summer Programme gave the children of Canouan the opportunity to learn to play two musical instruments the Steel Pan and the Recorder, and two games, Cricket and Tennis.

During Monday’s ceremony, parents, guardians and well wishers came out to support their children and cheered them on in various renditions.

Master of Ceremonies ASP Nicholls of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force kept the programme flowing, while Roxanne Israel – Dalrymple spoke on behalf of the C.C.A. Limited and C.R.D. Tutors Colette Myers and PC Odele Charles summarized their experiences with the Pan and Recorder students, respectively.

The outstanding children received book prizes for their achievements and the Pan Against Crime participants received Certificates along with polo shirts as participants in the programme.

A release from CCA Ltd says the company “recognizes the importance of inculcating music and sports in the lives of our youth, and has employed Miss Colette Myers, a past student of the St. Vincent Girls’ High School and a member of the Potential Steel Orchestra, to teach the children, and anyone who has an interest in learning to play the Pan on Canouan. Miss Myers has been playing Pan for the past five years and has been teaching for three. A total of twenty-six children participated in the Pan programme this year.”

In pan, Nia Garraway, while Aaron Sandy and Shanyah Edwards were the most dedicated and most disciplined students, respectively.

On recorder, Gabriela Snagg was most outstanding, while Esisha Shallow was the most disciplined. Most improved were Moranie Porter and Darrion Myers.

In cricket, the most outstanding performance came from Tyreke Gage, Jevon Garraway and Jeremiah Sandy, while in tennis, Myiah DeRoche, Jenneika Garraway and Sarifina Haynes were most outstanding.

Andy Bentick Tennis Pro at Canouan Resort offered his time and talents to the children, and 17 children benefitted.

Ian Rhynd and Brently Edwards of the Canouan Cricket Club and Corporal Parnel Browne of the RSVGPF stationed in Canouan taught the game of Cricket. 19 Children participated in this exercise.

The Recorder and Pan Sessions were conducted at the Pan Yard and the Cricket and Tennis at the Fisheries Sporting Complex in Friendship Canouan.

The release said CCA Ltd and CRD look forward to next year’s summer programme, as they “continue to develop the children of Canouan, the future of Canouan.”