Four-day celebration

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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OLIVIA Grange has announced the schedule of activities to honour the Reggae Girlz's historic qualification to the FIFA Women's World Cup finals.

The minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport says she wants them to feel special.

The activities begin on Saturday with a motorcade.

Minister Grange said: “The motorcade will go through the Corporate Area. It will go into St Catherine. One of the stops will be GC Foster (College of Physical Education and Sport). Two of the girls are from Arnett Gardens, so we're going to do something there. And we want to take them to western Jamaica.”

The minister said it was “important that the girls are given a hero's welcome and shown appreciation for their outstanding achievement” of qualifying for the World Cup Finals to be held in France in 2019.

“We want to ensure that as many Jamaicans see them and we're asking all Jamaicans to join us in celebrating with them. We want to make sure that they go to France ready to tek it to dem”.

A release from the ministry said the celebratory activities include a major praise, worship and thanksgiving concert at Emancipation Park on December 16, featuring some of the biggest names in local gospel music, including Kevin Downswell, Kukudoo, Sista Pat, and Wayne Marshall.

The Reggae Girlz will also be feted at a special reception hosted by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

The full schedule follows: December 14, 2018 — overseas-based members of team arrive; December 15, 2018 — motorcade across Montego Bay, St Catherine, Kingston and St Andrew; December 16, 2018 — Praise, Worship and Thanksgiving Concert at Emancipation Park (5:00 pm to 8:00 pm); December 17, 2018 — courtesy calls on leaders and reception hosted by the prime minister; December 18, 2018 — fun day (north coast); December 19, 2018 — members of team depart Jamaica.

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