RHTYSC and Guyana Beverage Inc hosts successful Parade

Hundreds of students drawn from six schools in Region Six joined cricketers of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC), MS, in a massive Chubby Children’s Mash Parade that wended its way along the Lower Corentyne Highway in East Berbice on Republic Day, February 23.

Some participants of the parade pose with the Chubby mascot

Organised by the 10 cricket teams of the RHTY&SC, MS, with sponsorship from the Guyana Beverage Inc under its Chubby brand, this parade had its existence rooted in the following main objectives: celebration of Guyana’s 50th Anniversary as a Republic; developing social cohesion among residents; providing clean entertainment for families; and promoting the ‘Say No/Say Yes’ message.

The children participating in this parade were drawn from the following schools: Cropper Primary, Belvedere Primary, Rose Hall Town Primary, Tain Primary, Rose Hall Town Nursery, and the Lower Corentyne Secondary School.

Students of the Belvedere Primary School promoting the Say Yes/ Say No message

With musical accompaniment from the Panamas Steelband of Fyrish and the True Heart Family sound system, the parade commenced at Hampshire village and proceeded to the ‘Area H’ Ground at Rose Hall Town. Along the way, participants displayed dozens of placards advising youths to “Say No” to drugs, crime, suicide, alcohol, tobacco and pre-marital sex, and “Yes” to education, life, sports, culture and religion. The parade also highlighted the start of oil production in Guyana and its potential for our development in the future.
Thousands of residents came out to observe the parade, and many recorded its impressive features on their mobile devices.
RHTY&SC Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster has hailed the parade as a resounding success, and said it had achieved its main objective of spreading the Say No/Say Yes message to youths.
He hailed the Guyana Beverage Inc’s support in sponsoring the proceedings, and predicted that the 2021 edition of the parade would be an even bigger and better event.
Busta’s Marketing Manager Raymond Govindhan has said the company is delighted to be associated with the messages promoted during the parade, and is impressed with the RHTY&SC’s ability to organise events at the highest level.
He urged the students and their parents to make sure they have the perfect mixture of sports and education, as this can make a positive difference in their lives.
After this two-hour parade, the large gathering, which included students, was involved in a mini fun day with trampolines, bouncy castles and children’s games, and also witnessed a specially arranged 20/20 cricket match between the Berbice Female Cricket Team and the RHTY&SC Under-15 Team.
Spearheaded by an unbeaten 52 from Guyana Under-15 player Matthew Pottaya, the Under-15 team outdid the opposition.