Slight twist to 2014 Carnival Opening Parade

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Slight twist to 2014 Carnival Opening Parade by: – January 23, 2014 Sharecenter_img Share 37 Views   2 comments Leslassa Armour-Shillingford, who was later crowned Miss Dominica, at the 2013 Carnival Opening ParadeThere will be a slight change to the Opening Parade of Mas Domnik 2014, the events director of the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC), Nathalie Clarke has revealed.“The Opening Parade is going to be with a slight twist this year, we’re going from Pottersville, down to the Bayfront,” Clarke said at the DFC’s weekly press conference on Thursday, January 23, 2014. The usual route has been from Victoria Street, through the City and onto the Pottersville Savannah, culminating with an opening ceremony.“We’re having a Konnet Viv fete live jamming at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium car park with CK, Triple Kay and the Boss DJ Flip,” Clarke added. The entrance fee to the stadium will be between $20 -$25 per person; the cost has not yet been finalized by the organizers. The Opening Parade is scheduled for Saturday, February 8 from 3pm. The route for the Opening Parade is still in its draft form according to Clarke however she indicated that some parts of the traditional route will be kept. “We’re coming alive in a big way this year,” Clarke stated and called on interested groups and businesses to register at the DFC’s office to participate in the event.“Please come on down and get your registration complete. We want to do that before the end of January so we know what we’re dealing with on the road”.To register, one can contact Marilyn Charles at the Dominica Festivals Committee via telephone number (767) 448 4833.Registration is free of charge, except for advertising floats that are required to pay EC$250.00.“We want to have that beautiful, long boa constrictor going through full of festival colour and really coming alive in the City on February 8,” Clarke noted. Last year, over 1,500 persons participated in the parade with 75 unique and colorful floats.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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