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The East Canje African Cultural Group which operates in the Lower East Canje area has organized a packed programme of activities in observance of this year’s Emancipation celebrations.The group which was formed about five years ago has been making considerable strides over the years and this year’s celebrations are expected to be the biggest so far with four days of celebration that commenced on Sunday.Public Relations Officer Percy Munroe said that this is the fifth year that the activity will be held in the East Canje district. He said that the need arose for the community to have their own activity after members of the area had to trek to different parts of Guyana to be a part of the yearly emancipation event.The four days kicked off on Sunday with a three-mile fitness walk which began at 05:30 hrs at the Cumberland market square  and proceeded to Goed Bananen Land ending at Baba Moses residence.Yesterday,Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys, a health talk was conducted by Dr. John Austin at the same residence. Topics covered included HIV and AIDS and other STDs and chronic illnesses. Healthy eating habits and the importance of exercise among other topics were also discussed.Today will be spent making preparations for the traditional August 1 activities.This evening a candlelight parade will be held through the streets of the district beginning at 10:00 hrs in front of the Cumberland Primary school and ending at the Goed Bananen playground where a Church service will follow.After the parade and church service the gathering will indulge in reliving the folk lore of the African culture through drumming, African dancing, storytelling,Cheap Jerseys USA, sharing jokes and reminiscing on history, which is expected to culminate at midnight.Tomorrow,Cheap NFL Jerseys Online, the big activity will be held at the Goed Bananen Land ground in East Canje. A Road Show and parade through the villages of East Canje will start at Cumberland village and proceed to Betsy Ground to end at the Goed Bananen Land play field. The parade will be led by the Majorettes group from Canje.Colin Grant and his troupe of African drummers will be providing music throughout the journey.At the venue a formal programme will include a number of cultural activities and a stage show. The Majorettes group will again be on display and the day’s activities that will include African drumming,NFL Jerseys Supply, folk songs and dancing,Wholesale NFL Jerseys, skits,Wholesale Jerseys, poems and story telling.Mr. Munroe stated that all of the activities will be free of charge, but whatever funding is realized during the day will be used by the group to help in the enhancement of the African culture in the area.
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