Thibaud Reunion Launching
The Thibaud Reunion Launching: Great Success
Hundreds of people decended upon the tiny village
of Thibaud, on Sunday, February 3rd to mark the official launching of the Thibaud Reunion 2008 which will be held
from December 19th – 30th this year. The event which was carried live on Kari FM and Marpin Television, was one of utter celebration and unity
despite the initial heavy down pour of rain. The crowd was greeted by the warm
and festive color of orange, which not only created a colour spectacular but also showed loyalty among the people of Thibaud.
The celebration was
held under a few tents at the Hugh Fabien’s Park and showcased Thibaud’s cultural rebirth, where the adults and
children of the community presented two cultural dances that they had been working on in association with the ministry responsible
for cultural development and sponsored by the Vieille Case Credit Union. Additionally,
there were performances by the Thibaud Reunion Cheerleaders and Flagwavers, as well as the launching of The Miss Reunion pageants:
Lisa Honore, Kendra Lovell, Jessica Nelson, Marsha Remie and Nerissa Thomas.
Various members of
committees throughout the diaspora, including Mrs. Cecillia Ettiene and John Bruney from South Florida, Charlotte Letang from
Guadeloupe, Mrs. Matilda Gilbert from St. Croix, Mayma Massicot from New York and Leo Paul from Antigua conveyed well wishes
and greetings from their committee members. The representatives spoke about the various projects they are working on, in addition
to what type of fund raising activities they had been involved in.
The crowd was addressed
by the Prime Minister, the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Mr. Herbert Charles, the National Reunion Committee Chairman, and
Chair person of the Thibaud Village Council, Ms. Nicole Sambar. Mr. Skerrit reiterated how proud he was of the Thibaud Community
for the effort they are making towards a successful reunion. He also mentioned that the initial infrastructure development
plans which were already on the map for Thibaud will start the ground breaking phase immediately. These projects include the
resurfacing of the roads, a park project and replacing the water system. Mr.
Charles mentioned that he was very happy to see the unity of the community and the coherence of the orange colour. Meanwhile
Ms. Sambar welcomed everyone to Thibaud and mentioned the pledged support from the village council to do whatever it takes
to make Thibaud Reunion splendid.
Mr. Matthew Walters,
Minister of Agriculture, was one of the many invited persons present. There were also various village council chair persons
from northern villages
The ceremony was cohosted
by Emille Paben Serran and the cordinator of the Thibaud Reunion Mrs. Theresa Royer. The Prime Minister was presented with
a plaque by the South Florida committee to commemorate his trip to Miami last year.
The Reunion was officially
launched by the Prime Minister, at the release of 30 balloons marking Dominica’s 30 years of independence and concluded
with a show of fire works.
DVDs of the event will
be on sale soon. For more information contact Mrs. Theresa Royer at 767.445.5998 or Angeline Depooter at 767.448.4012.
Way to go Thibaud.
Photos of the launching click here
LOTS MORE PHOTO ALBUMS HERE
new logo was well received
Trevor Victor for an amazing job on the logo.
behind the logo
The Sun reminds
us that a new day is dawn.
The Bats have
been part of our community for generations.
road symbolizes the struggle we face as we journey into a brighter future.
and breadfruit leaves represent our farmers toil and our rich agricultural heritage.
and guitar depict the development of sports and culture in our community.
The book symbolizes
the importance of education in Thibaud
of the logo was submitted by Charmaine Letang.
ovation to the people of Thibaud
was a huge success on every level. Mrs. Theresa Royer and her team did an EXCELLENT
job, and we applaud them for their hard work.
express my personal experience in Thibaud. It was extremely satisfying. I was pleased to see the people unite, deserting their
red and blue colours for orange. It was equally amazing to see the crowd of people from various parts of Dominica,
come and help us celebrate. Thibaud you are blessed. We were graced with the presence of the reigning Miss Dominica, Miss
Mara Walters, whose grandmother is from Thibaud as well as Miss Wob Dwiyet, Miss Tara Honore, whose mother Theresa "Sister"
Honore is from Thibaud and is also on one of the Committee members.
I have to
say that the committee in Thibaud are efficiently organize. There were people incharge of specific tasks for the day, and
they all made sure that their tasks were implemented flawlessly.
community truly worked hard to make this launching the spectacular that it was.
We also appreciated
the help of various people involved
A HUGE THANK
Mr. Paul Francois
LeBlanc and Ali’s Flowers in Potterville
The New York
Mr. John Bruney
Thibaud Reunion committee executives
Prime Minister Skerrit
delegates from overseas who travelled for the launching
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