In celebration of Errol Barrow Day 2016, the 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Secretariat, in partnership with, the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, the National Cultural Foundation and
In celebration of Errol Barrow Day 2016, the 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Secretariat, in partnership with, the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, the National Cultural Foundation and the Barbados Olympic Association will host a Trident Run and Sunset Community Concert on Thursday January 21, 2016. In this golden year of Barbados’ Independence, it is important that we as Barbadians celebrate the legacy of nationhood that the Rt Excellent Errol Walton Barrow worked tirelessly to establish.
The run will commence at 3:00 p.m. and is anticipated to end at 5:00 p.m. while the sunset community concert will commence at 5:30 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. The aim of this brief is to outline the concept and plans for the conduct of those events.
Broken Trident Run
The Trident Run will comprise Barbados’ sporting organisations. Under the theme “From Legends to Legacy,” a mixture of legendary, current and legacy athletes from across the sporting disciplines in Barbados, will run with the commemorative Broken Trident from Independence Square, Bridgetown to the Glebe, St George. During the run, there will be acknowledgement of those places, along the route, upon which the Rt Excellent Errol Walton Barrow left an indelible mark.
Sunset Community Concert
On completion of the run, the commemorative Broken Trident will be passed to the Deputy Chairman of the 50th Anniversary of Independence Coordinating Committee, Sen. Dr. The Hon. Esther Byer-Suckoo who will then pass it to the two parliamentary representatives of St George, Messrs Glyne Clarke and Dwight Sutherland.
Following the formal hand over of the commemorative Broken Trident, the sunset community concert will commence. It is intended to be an evening of entertainment for families. The concert will feature artistes from across Barbados’ educational institutions. Those performers will include:
- St George Secondary School Steel Orchestra
- Kieshell Rawlins
- Marlon Clarke
- Kenyah Joseph
- Tyrique Griffith
- Cherece Richards
- Alleyne Secondary School Band
- Barbados Community College “The Men”
- 1688 Junior Band
- Harrison College Pop School
- Foundation Secondary School Band
- Taitt Hill New Testament Church of God Choir
(Thursday) 1:00 am - 1:00 am