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JCDC EASTERN REGION TO HOST CULTURE CLUBS CONSULTATION

(KINGSTON, JAMAICA) The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Eastern Region is to host its annual Culture Clubs Consultation under the theme "Jamaican Heritage - Impacting the World" with Sweetie Confectioner and Television Presenter, Patria Kaye Aarons as Keynote Speaker. The Consultation will be held on Thursday, November 26, 2015, at the Girl Guides Headquarters, Waterloo Road, Kingston 10, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

JCDC, in recognizing the importance of preserving Jamaica’s Culture and Heritage, has established culture clubs in schools and other community organizations across the island with the main aim being young people through whom the customs and traditions can be channeled.  This will also provide an opportunity through which the creative talents and skills of the Jamaican people can be identified, developed and promoted.

Regional consultations are held once per year under the chairmanship of the Regional Manager. These regional consultations, with special and relevant topics of cultural importance, will facilitate the sharing of information and ideas among parish association representatives.

The day’s activities will be in four segments:

            10:00 a.m.:      The Cultural Ambassadors - Ceremonial Opening

            11:30 a.m.:      The Cultural Observers – Exhibition

            01:00 p.m.:      The Cultural Advocates – Presentation of Conference Papers

            02:30 p.m.:      The Cultural Practitioners – Mini Concert

It is expected that some 300 participants  from the region- covering St. Thomas, Kingston & St. Andrew and St. Catherine, ranging in age from 10 years old to 18 years old, will be in attendance.

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