For 2 years now the Grenada diaspora across the world have been coming together to plan a big homecoming. This took place in Grenada, in August 2012 – competing with the London Olympics. In the end I was pleased to be able to do a bit of both. Some of my best photo moments below.
As this was the first homecoming event the organising and delivery was new for everyone. A time for collaborative ideas, renewing friendships, raising awareness and celebrating achievements.
A brief minute with a busy Min. of Education Hon. Franka Bernadine
A great turnout from Teachers and Head Teachers for the launch of the Poetry and writing challenge for schools pupils – deadline extended to 31st January 2013 – entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
A very well run summer youth camp with talks on health, diet, exercise, mental health and an opportunity to create art and jewellery. Some great art work created by the young people at summer camp – St. Rose Modern Secondary
A final gala evening with great performances and a film on the history of Grenada, followed by an awards ceremony
Seizing an opportunity to say hello to VC Johnson Beharry at the Gala Event
Mr. Anthony George receiving his Queen’s Award from the Governor General His Excellency Sir. Carlyle Glean
Grenada Heritage Day 2012 was a fun but muddy affair.
A muddy West London for Grenada Heritage Day 2012
It was great to have most of the Olympic team in attendance, with all the excitement of a potential medal in the games.
High Commissioner Ruth Rouse, Mr. Anthony George, Mayor and Mayoress and Grenada Olympic team
VC Johnson Beharry also made an appearance and many people braved the wet weather for a fun day.
Shirley Anstis and VC Johnson Beharry holding her book and a new magazine launched in the Thames Valley
The Isle of Spice - in Middlesex for one day!
Come and experience the culture of Grenada with music, food, performances, books and more! Make new friends and rekindle old friendships. Meet the olympic team too! Come and say hi
waiting, hoping, looking
I met many local authors on the day and was pleased to take part. I think many readers were doing their Christmas shopping elsewhere although quite a few made it later in the day. It was a Saturday after all:) Remember you can always email me email@example.com to order your books.
Enjoying Q & A with guests
Here I am sharing the stories within and behind the creation of They Call Me… at Reading Central Library on 21st Oct. 2011. I was pleased to have lovely guests who were already interested in the topic. Everyone participated and some entertaining stories were shared. I could not have asked for a better evening. Its great when hope, planning and delivery match up. I am feeling very blessed.