On Thursday 1st of June 2023, the Department of Creative Economy held its first community outreach for this year dubbed “WE VILLAGE DAT” in Mc Knight.
The purpose of this event is to strengthen communities by raising awareness, educating, and entertaining; recognizing and honouring individuals who make invaluable contributions towards developing the community.+
STEVE ARCHIBALD in recognition of Sports (Football)
ELVIS BROWNE in recognition of Culture (Folklore)
VIOLA AUGUSTUS in recognition of Entrepreneurship (Business).
Department of the Creative Economy also launched a “Promising Creatives Award” which celebrated two students from Irishtown Primary. Jayceon Smith and Daniella Jarvis both received certificates of achievement and a gift voucher of $500 each toward their development in the arts, drumming and dancing respectively.
Ms. Sandrine Duncan affectionately known as “Method” received high commendation for her consistent passion and selfless upkeeping of the MacKnight community. She received a fruit basket.
Presentations were made by Minister of Sports and The Creative Economy; Hon Samal Duggins, and Hon Marsha Henderson- Representative Constituency #2. The outreach was chaired by popular playwright Loughlin Tatem, who was born and raised in McKnight Community. The event saw a combined masquerade troupe and a solo clown-dance performance by our 2022 Grand Marshall Elvis ‘Sport’ Brown.
The Department of the Creative Economy wishes to thank all who assisted in making the outreach a success and invites all to another experience in Old Road in the month of July.