July 20, 2012
Canouan youths benefiting from extended Summer Programme

More than fifty children residing on the island of Canouan are this year benefitting from an extended Summer Programme which runs from July 1 to August 10.{{more}}

The programme, which is organized and sponsored by C.R.D. Holdings Ltd. and C.CA. Limited, offers the children activities that are beneficial, educational, entertaining and free of cost to them, a release from CCA Ltd said.

The C.R.D group of companies has teamed up with Sport Instructor Teo Nardi, Tennis Pro Andy Bentick and Football Coach Akil Joseph to teach the sports of Swimming, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Football, Badminton, Rugby, Gymnastics and Volley Ball to the children on the island.

As in previous years, those children endowed with creative, artistic and musical abilities and or propensities can learn to paint, draw, improve their reading skills and learn to play the Steel Pan and Recorder, with Wendy Mitchell, Joycelyn Sheppard, Diane Bennett and Colette Myers as tutors.

Albert Ollivierre of the Mangrove Restaurant and the Canouan Gum Boat Club will offer a weekend of lessons from Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22 on Gum Boat sailing at the Mangrove Restaurant.

Successful Summer Programmes organized by the C.R.D. Group of Companies are already being manifested, as with the Steel Pan programme, which was launched on Canouan in August last year, in conjunction with the Pan Against Crime Committee.

To this end, C.C.A. Limited agreed to sponsor the upkeep of the pan side at a cost of EC$50,000.00 and under the tutorship of Colette Myers, participants formed the C.C.A. Limited Sand Dollar Steel Orchestra. They performed at the recently concluded Junior Panorama Competition on July 1st, 2012 at the Victoria Park, giving a very good account of themselves.