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FESTIVAL PROPOSAL

SAT 9TH-SUN 10TH NOVEMBER FISHING COMMUNITY OF MAYARO


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The TRINIDAD &TOBAGO FISH FESTIVAL is a two day festival which is carded for Saturday 9th- Sunday 10th November, 2013 in the fishing village of MAYARO on the East Coast of Trinidad. Fishing communities will participate in many activities that are traditionally celebrated during the St. Peter’s Day Celebrations.The activities will include: PRE-FESTIVAL 

Essay Writing Competition & Poster painting Competition

Prior to the festival, Essay Writing & Poster Painting competitions will be run throughout the schools of fishing communities from Monday 23rd September-Friday 1st November,2013. DAY ONE 

The T&T Seafood & Soca Culinary Explosion

This aspect will see communities go head to head displaying their talents and skills in the preparation of seafood dishes. 

Formal Programme/Distribution of Prizes & Awards

During this session prizes and special awards to fishermen and winners of various competitions will be awarded. 

Entertainment segment

This segment will feature prominent soca artistes and will wind-down the culinary competition. 

Thanksgiving Treat

A treat will be given to children of the community as in keeping with the spiritual attributes of the St Peter’s Day Celebration. 

The Caribbean Flavor Concert.

This concert will feature mainly local act that will set the tone for the two-day event. This event is expected to bring all communities together as one. DAY TWO  Traditional Beach Competitions This aspect will host events such as Tug of War, Swimming, Fishing, Greasy Pole etc as in keeping with the celebratory nature of St Peter’s Day..


RATIONALE The TRINIDAD & TOBAGO FISH FESTIVAL, is geared towards encouraging the National Community to focus their attention on the fishing industry. This festival will not only heighten interest and increase awareness of the ST PETER’S DAY CELEBRATION as an integral part of our Cultural Heritage, but it will also bring to the forefront the individuals, groups and communities who contribute meaningfully to the sustenance, development and continued growth of this sector. The Fishing Sector and its stake holders play a key role in ensuring global food security. They are stewards of the environment and they contribute meaningfully to the National Food Basket on a daily basis. Increases in food prices and animal borne diseases worldwide have now created a growing demand for fish as an alternative to Poultry and Dairy meats and products in the diet of many households. Fishing also creates an avenue for generating income and it is a viable means of livelihood for many persons of nationally. Fish has many health benefits. It is a low-fat high quality source of protein. It is filled with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2 (riboflavin). Fish is rich in calcium and phosphorus and a great source of minerals, such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium. These essential nutrients keep our heart and brain healthy. Eating fish regularly helps to maintain a healthy heart by lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of sudden death, heart attack, abnormal heart rhythms, and strokes. It aids in healthy brain function and infant development of vision and nerves during pregnancy. It can also decrease the risk of depression, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and diabetes. It may prevent inflammation and reduce the risk of arthritis. For many years fish extracts for example, Shark Oil has provided medicinal relief to ailing patients. Fish has great cultural importance in many communities globally, as it serves as a symbol of their prosperity, culture, and heritage. Yet for many years fishermen have been given little priority to their ply for recognition of the critical role that they play in today’s society. In this regard, we view this initiative as paramount to our cause in recognizing these stalwarts at the National level. The comprehensive nature of this FESTIVAL will ensure that the government place it as top priority as a tourism marketing tool that can lure foreign and regional visitors to our islands each year. According to the Historic/Cultural Traveller (2003), approximately 41 percent of travellers attended a festival and/or fair during their travel. The FISH FESTIVAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE is of the view that this Festival has the capacity to be included as a signature event on the National Calendar of Annual Cultural events in Trinidad and Tobago, thereby propelling the fishing industry fast forward whereby more attention and resources can be channelled towards the sustainable development of this sector. This event can also create international and regional recognition as Trinidad and Tobago will be seen as a catalyst and an emerging powerhouse in the dynamic expansion of the fishing industry.


KEY OBJECTIVES –EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT

To highlight and acknowledge the work of those communities, individuals and groups nationally who are striving to ensure that the fishing industry remains an integral part of the Trinidad and Tobago’s economy as it contributes meaningfully to food security.

To preserve the cultural, spiritual and traditional heritage of the St. Peter’s Day Celebrations in fishing communities through-out Trinidad and Tobago.

Establish and sustain major events in Trinidad and Tobago, which can realize an increased awareness and recognition of the St Peter’s Day Celebrations.

Develop and nurture a spirit of collaboration, cohesion and community bond among fishing communities nationally which share a similar cultural, social and historical background.

Provide an avenue for fishing communities nationally to showcase their creative talents through well-structured activities which are directly related to fishing.

Ensure that fishing communities nationally, maintain an interest in fishing as a viable option for generating income and a means of livelihood for the young people of these communities.

To generate income which can be used towards positive community – based fishing developmental programmes which will focus on the revival and sustained development of the fishing industry in areas where the need exist.


COMMUNITY IMPACT The TRINIDAD & TOBAGO FISH FESTIVAL is expected to have a long-lasting, positive impact on any region in which it is held. Benefits will include:Financial Benefits    

Accommodation reservations-hotels, guest hoses and rooms will be occupied during this period. Employment and income will be generated. Vending opportunity- residents of the community can vend and earn an income. Parking Fee -the premises of residents may be required for parking. They can charge a fee for patrons of the festival to park on their premises. Competitions-communities on the East Coast will have an opportunity to showcase their talents in the numerous competitions will be occurring over the two day festival. Winners will be rewarded with Cash Prizes and Hampers.

Social Benefits  

Community involvement & participation-The community will feel a sense of pride as being the host community for this auspicious event. Special Recognition-Special awards and recognition will be given to fishermen in the community who have contributed positively to the development of Fishing along the East Coast.

Cultural-historical Benefits 

Preservation of cultural heritage-Community can continue the traditions of the fish festival in a more meaningful way in their communities.

Educational Benefits  

Workshops & Programmes-The committee proposes to create avenues for fishing workshops and developmental programmes in the area, especially among young people. St Peter’s Day Festival-Essay Writing & Poster Painting Competitions and visits to the schools in the area by the committee will ensure that students understand the meaning of the celebrations.

Spiritual Benefit 

Thanksgiving-Communities in this area together with communities nationally will be able to give thanks to God collectively for the many bountiful blessings of the sea.


TARGET AUDIENCE This landmark event will feature and showcase the talents of residents in all the fishing and non-fishing communities throughout Trinidad and Tobago. We anticipate a crowd of no less than 15,000 patrons over the two-day period.

Our Target Audience

The Fishing Sector   

Fishing Communities Fishing Associations and relevant bodies Non-Fishing Communities.

The National, Regional & International Community         

Festival enthusiasts Fashion enthusiasts Vegetarians & Health enthusiast Culinary enthusiasts Fans of popular National & Caribbean Artistes Representatives from Fishing Associations of other Caribbean Islands Environmental Groups NGO’S Foreign visitors


ESSAY WRITING & POSTER PAINTING COMPETITION


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The TRINIDAD &TOBAGO FISH FESTIVAL is a two day festival which is carded for Saturday 9th- Sunday 10th November, 2013 in the fishing village of MAYARO on the East Coast of Trinidad. The EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT forms an integral feature of the Fish Festival. It is geared towards increasing the awareness of young people nationally and within our Caribbean community about St. Peter’s Day as a significant part of our cultural heritage and should assist them in understanding and appreciating the activities associated with the celebration of the festival. The Educational Component comprises of:  

Essay Writing Competition Poster Painting Competition and an Educational Caravan.

The Educational Component will be conducted in schools within the catchment area where the Festival will be held for this year only. The competitions will run from Monday 23rd September-Friday 1st November,2013 and is open to all students of the following Primary & Secondary Schools:-

Primary Schools        

Guayaguayare R.C. Primary School Mafeking Government Primary School Mayaro (St Thomas) Pri mary School Mayaro Government Primary School Mayaro/Guayaguayare Community School Nariva/ Manzanilla Government Primary School North Manzanilla Government Primary School Ortoire R.C. Primary School

Secondary Schools   

Guayaguayare Secondary (formerly Guayaguayare High) School Manzanilla High School Mayaro Secondary (formerly Mayaro Composite) School

The prizes for the Essay Writing and Poster Painting Competitions include Cash Prizes, Trophies and Special Prizes for individual students. The school will receive trophies and a “Start –Up Tilapia Farm System” where they will be able to continuously rear the fresh water fish by using the “Rain Water Harvesting System. Prizes will be awarded to winning schools and individual students on Saturday 9th November, 2013 during the formal segment at the Festival. The Caravan will be conducted on Friday 1st November, 2013.


RATIONALE The St. Peter’s Day Celebrations forms part of the Ministry of Education’s Social Studies school curriculum within Caribbean countries- Localized Community Celebrations. It is our desire, therefore, to increase the awareness of the young people nationally and within our Caribbean community about St. Peter’s Day and the activities and types of celebration associated with the festival. In order to achieve our goal of increased student awareness and involvements, an Essay Writing & Poster Painting Competition and an Educational Caravan throughout the schools in fishing communities have been proposed. The Competitions &the Educational Caravan will be conducted at schools within the catchment area where the Festival will be held for this year only. The Topic of the Essay Writing Competition will coincide with our ThemeFISHING…. FOR FOOD SECURITY!!!

“W It is our strong view that an Essay Writing & Poster Painting Competition which will be held among the schools in these communities will definitely increase the awareness of the students in this area about this festival.


KEY OBJECTIVES –EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT

To highlight and enhance the writing skills and creative versatility of students at both the Primary and Secondary levels.

To preserve the cultural, spiritual and traditional heritage of the St. Peter’s Day Celebrations in Trinidad and Tobago.

To establish and sustain educational activities as a main component within a major event in Trinidad and Tobago, which can realize an increased awareness, recognition and appreciation of the St Peter’s Day Celebrations.

To ensure that there remains a continuous interest in fishing as a viable option for generating income and a means of livelihood for the young people of these communities.


List of Categories and Proposed Prize Structures 1) Essay Writing Competition (juniors) Individual(Primary) Position

Prize

1st 2nd 3rd

$1000.00 + Trophy + Education package $600.00 + Education package $300.00 + Education package

2) Essay Writing Competition(juniors)-School Prize(Primary) Position

Prize

1st

Trophy + Rain Water Harvesting Tilapia Farm Set-up worth $30,000.00

3)Essay Writing Competition (seniors) Individual(Primary) Position

Prize

1st 2nd 3rd

$1500.00 + Trophy + Education package $1000.00 + Education package $500.00 + Education package

4) Essay Writing Competition(seniors)-School Prize(Primary) Position

Prize

1st

Trophy + Rain Water Harvesting Tilapia Farm Set-up worth $30,000.00

5) Essay Writing Competition (juniors) Individual(Secondary) Position

Prize

1st 2nd 3rd

$1500.00 + Trophy + Education package $1000.00 + Education package $800.00 + Education package


6)Essay Writing Competition(juniors)-School Prize(Secondary) Position

Prize

1st

Trophy + Rain Water Harvesting Tilapia Farm Set-up worth $50,000.00

7) Essay Writing Competition (seniors) Individual(Secondary) Position

Prize

1st 2nd 3rd

$2500.00 + Trophy + Education package $1500.00 + Education package $1000.00 + Education package

8) Essay Writing Competition(seniors)-School Prize(Secondary) Position

Prize

1st

Trophy + Rain Water Harvesting Tilapia Farm Set-up worth $50,000.00

9) Poster Painting Competition (juniors) Individual(Primary) Position

Prize

1st 2nd 3rd

$800.00 + Trophy + Education package $500.00 + Education package $300.00 + Education package

10) Poster Painting Competition (juniors) School Prize(Primary) Position

Prize

1st

$1000.00 + Trophy


BUDGET - EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT Particulars

Projected cost

Projected cost

Cash Prizes-Essay Writing

$13,200.00

Cash Prizes-Poster Painting

$16,200.00

Trophies-Essay Writing(8)  4 small(individual)  4 large(school)

$1,200.00 $2,000.00

$3,200.00

Trophies- Poster Painting(8)  4 small(individual)  4 large(school)

$1,200.00 $2,000.00

$3,200.00

School Prize-Primary(Tilapia Farm Project)

$30,000.00

School Prize-Primary(Tilapia Farm Project)

$50,000.00

Cost of Caravan/Visit to schools  Tokens  Transport  Staff  Refreshment

$5,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,500.00 $1,000.00

$8,500.00

Printing, Publicity & Promotions

$3,000.00

Administrative Cost

$2,500.00

TOTAL

$129,800.00


THE SEAFOOD & SOCA CULINARY EXPLOSION


PROGRAMME 

National Anthem

Prayer

Welcome Remarks

Other Remarks -Chairman: Fish Festival Organising Committee -President: South East Fishing Association -Councillor Mayaro -The Honourable, Winston Peters,Minister of Community Development & MP for Mayaro

Feature Address-The Honourable,Maharaj,Minister of Food Production.

Opening of the Festival

Cultural Item

Judging

Cultural item

Prize giving & Special Presentations

Entertainment


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The TRINIDAD &TOBAGO FISH FESTIVAL is a two day festival which is carded for Saturday 9th- Sunday 10th November, 2013 in the fishing village of MAYARO on the East Coast of Trinidad. The “THE T & T SEAFOOD & SOCA CULINARY EXPLOSION” forms an integral feature of the Fish Festival. It is geared towards highlighting the culinary skills and talents of communities throughout Trinidad and Tobago. The CULINARY COMPETITION comprises of:-

            

Best Breakfast Best Lunch Best Dessert 1st- Overall Menu of the Day 2nd- Overall Menu of the Day 3rd- Overall Menu of the Day Best Presentation Most Unique Flavour Best Decorated Booth Best Fish Broth Best Bake & Shark Best Shell Food Dish Best Sea Food Beverage

The prizes for the Essay Writing and Poster Painting Competitions include Cash Prizes, Trophies and Special Prizes.


RATIONALE Increases in food prices and animal borne diseases worldwide, have now created a growing demand for fish and seafood as an alternative to Poultry and Dairy products in the diet of many households Seafood is the main source for the long chain omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. Seafood has many health benefits. It is a low-fat high quality source of protein. It is filled with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2 (riboflavin). Fish is rich in calcium and phosphorus and a great source of minerals, such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium. These essential nutrients keep our heart and brain healthy. Eating seafood regularly helps to maintain a healthy heart by lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of sudden death, heart attack, abnormal heart rhythms, and strokes. It aids in healthy brain function and infant development of vision and nerves during pregnancy. It can also decrease the risk of depression, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and diabetes. It may prevent inflammation and reduce the risk of arthritis. Fish and some seafood have great cultural importance in many communities globally, as it serves as a symbol of their prosperity, culture, and heritage. In this regard, we view this SEAFOOD CULINARY COMPETITION initiative as paramount to our cause in creating an avenue whereby communities can explore and incorporate traditional methods with new, innovative techniques in preparing seafood.


KEY OBJECTIVES –seafood culinary

To provide an avenue for communities nationally to showcase their creative talents and skills through well-structured activities which are directly related to the fishing and seafood industry.

To preserve the cultural, spiritual and traditional heritage of the St. Peter’s Day Celebrations in Trinidad and Tobago.

To establish and sustain cultural activities as a main component within a major Festival in Trinidad and Tobago, which can realize an increased awareness, recognition and appreciation of the St Peter’s Day Celebrations.

Develop and nurture a spirit of collaboration, cohesion and community bond among communities nationally particularly those which share a similar cultural, social and historical background.

Ensure that fishing communities nationally, maintain an interest in fishing as a viable option for generating income and a means of livelihood for the young people of these communities.


BUDGET – T&T SEAFOOD & SOCA CULINARY EXPLOSION Projected Cost

Projected Cost

PARTICULARS Cash Prizes-Seafood Culinary Competition

$16,500.00

Trophies  12 small(category)  1 large(overall winner)

$3,600.00 $ 700.00

$4,300.00

Rentals  Tents(communities-20)  Tents (Stage/VIP etc.)  Tables (4/community)  Table cloths (4/community)  Chairs (2/community &head table etc.)  Water Tanks/ Plumbing  Sinks(communities-20)  Toilets(4males + 4 females)

$8,000.00 $2,000.00 $1,000.00 $ 500.00 $ 500.00 $3,000.00 $1,000.00 $5,000.00

$21,000.00

Infrastructure  Stage / Sound/ Lights  Additional Fencing  Port-a-floor/ Modules  Venue Decor

$20,000.00 $ 5,000.00 $12,000.00 $ 4,000.00

$42,000.00 $15,000.00

Entertainment Segment Printing, Publicity, Marketing & Promotions  Radio Ads  Newspaper Ads  Banners  Posters, Flyers  Invitations/Registrations forms/Printing

$15,000.00 $6,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $2,500.00 $ 500.00

$17,000.00

Culinary Coordinator’s Fee ,Staff & Judges

$ 5,000.00

Security, Police & Fire Officers

$10,000.00

Site Preparation, Transport & Clean Up

$ 7,000.00

TOTAL

$152,600.00


TRADITIONAL EVENTS


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The TRINIDAD &TOBAGO FISH FESTIVAL is a two day festival which is carded for Saturday 9th- Sunday 10th November, 2013 in the fishing village of MAYARO on the East Coast of Trinidad. The “TRADITIONAL EVENTS” form an integral feature of the Fish Festival. It is geared towards highlighting the traditional events which are associated with the celebration of St Peter’s Day. The TRADITIONAL EVENTS comprises of:      

Pirogue Regatta Tug-of -War Beach Football Beach Volleyball Greasy Pole Swimming Race Fishing Competitions

The “PIROGUE REGATTA” forms an integral feature of the Fish Festival. It is geared towards highlighting the boat handling skills and talents of fishermen throughout Trinidad and Tobago. Boats will be categorized according to boat size and engine size The PIROGUE REGATTA comprises of two (2) categories:

CLASS 2- Vessels 22ft and under/HP 75 and under

CLASS 2-Vessels 22ft and over/HP 75 and over

The prizes for the Traditional Events & Pirogue Regatta will include Cash Prizes, Trophies and Special Prizes.


RATIONALE Fishermen throughout Trinidad and Tobago pride themselves in their boat handling skills. From an early age most fishermen would have been taught basic techniques as to the manner in which they can effectively maneuver their vessels at sea. The Pirogue Regatta, therefore, will present an excellent opportunity for fisherman (or fisherwomen) to put their skills to the test. Winners will be rewarded with cash prizes, trophies, special prizes, hampers or vouchers.

KEY OBJECTIVES –EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT

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To provide an avenue for communities nationally to showcase their creative talents and skills through well-structured activities which are directly related to the fishing.

To preserve the cultural, spiritual and traditional heritage of the St. Peter’s Day Celebrations in Trinidad and Tobago.

Develop and nurture a spirit of collaboration, cohesion and community bond among communities nationally particularly those which share a similar cultural, social and historical background.


List of Categories and Proposed Prize Structures TRADITIONAL EVENTS

Category Tug-of -War

Prize Structure Hamper/special prize

Beach Football  1st  2nd  3rd

$1500.00 + Medals and hamper $1000.00 + hamper $500.00 + hamper

Beach Volleyball  1st  2nd  3rd

$1500.00 + Medals and hamper $1000.00 + hamper $500.00 + hamper

Greasy Pole

hamper

Swimming Race(juniors)  1st  2nd  3rd

$500.00 + Medals and hamper $300.00 + hamper $200.00 + hamper

Swimming Race(seniors)  1st  2nd  3rd

$800.00 + hamper $500.00 + hamper $300.00 + hamper

Fishing Competition-juniors  1st  2nd  3rd

$800.00 + trophy and hamper $500.00 + hamper $300.00 + hamper

Fishing Competition- senior(via boat)  1st  2nd  3rd

$2000.00 +Trophy and hampers $1000.00 + hampers $500.00 + hampers

Raft Race  1st  2nd  3rd  Most Innovative Raft

$1000.00 + Medals and hamper $800.00 + hamper $500.00 + hamper Hamper


PIROGUE REGATTA

Position

Prize

Class 1(under 75hp) 1st

$2,000.00 + Trophy and hamper

2nd

$1,000.00 + hamper

3rd

$600.00 + hamper

Class 2(75-150hp) 1st

$3,000.00 + Trophy and hamper

2nd

$1,500.00 + hamper

3rd

$1000.00 + hamper


BUDGET – PIROGUE REGATTA

Projected Cost PARTICULARS Coordinator’s Fee /Staff

$1,000.00

Cash Prizes-

$9,100.00

Trophies 

2 large(overall winner)

$1,500.00

Printing, Publicity & Promotions

$5,000.00

TOTAL

$16,600.00


BUDGET – Traditional events

PARTICULARS

Projected Cost

Management & Administration Cash Prizes Beach Football  Beach Volleyball  Swimming Race  Fishing Competitions  Raft Race

$5,000.00 $3,000.00 $3,000.00 $2,600.00 $5,100.00 $2,300.00

Trophies  8 small(category) Infrastructure  Stage  Sound System  Lights

Projected Cost

$15,700.00

$2,400.00

$8,000.00 $8,000.00 $5,000.00

Printing, Publicity & Promotions

$5,000.00

Site Preparation, Transport & Clean Up

$7,000.00

TOTAL

$35,100.00


THE CONCERT


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The “Caribbean Flavour Concert� will feature local acts. It is the major income generating aspect of the festival. Part proceeds from the concert will go towards community-based developmental programmes and initiatives which are geared towards their sustained growth and development. Key emphasis will be placed on the Guayaguayare Football Club. The concert will take place on the night of Day One of the Festival at the Mayaro Recreation Grounds.


Overall BUDGET

Projected Cost PARTICULARS Educational Component

$129,800.00

Culinary

$152,600.00

Traditional Events

$35,000.00

Pirogue Regatta

$16,600.00

TOTAL

$334.100

Attn: Mr Jeevan Arjure Brand Manager Devon Biscuits

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