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The fund-raisng school all-inclusive fetes continue to be fast and furious and will be held every weekend until Carnival Sunday. With Trinity College opening the floodgates by hosting its very successful Soka in Moka last weekend, the Alumni Association of Presentation College Chaguanas (AAPCC) will be holding Evolve tomorrow evening at its Evolution Park, Presentation College, Chaguanas.
Organisers of Evolve stated this week: “The aim has always been to ‘Evolve’ the fete standards in Central and transform it into a premium all-inclusive destination. All proceeds from this venture are donated towards Presentation College, Chaguanas to aid with infrastructural projects and support staff and students.”
The cast of Evolve includes popular artistes such as Kerwin Dubois, Patrice Roberts, Ravi B, College Boy Jesse and Sekon Sta as well as internationally acclaimed DJ Private Ryan. The event will be hosted by the charismatic Sunny Bling and Dale Lutchman, and promises to deliver excellent value with tickets only costing $700.
For more information, call 672-6226; 672-2537 or 290-0600.
Another Presentation College fund-raising all-inclusive—PREStige Vibe—is planned for Sunday, January 17, at 4 pm. The sixth edition of this event, it is being held by PREStige Past Students Foundation, on behalf of its alma mater: Presentation College San Fernando.
There will be no Machel Montano this year at the fete which will be held on the Carib Street Grounds, San Fernando, but its impressive cast of performers includes Kes the Band, Roy Cape All-Stars, featuring Ricardo Drue, Darnella and Blaxx; Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons and The Asylum Vikings Band; David Rudder; Patrice Roberts and Farmer Nappy all make returns as solo artistes. Our headline act, and appearing for an unprecedented sixth time is Kes The Band.
Tickets are $900 and are available from committee members, PSA office (653-PRES), and all branches of Nigel R Khan Bookstores.
Masquerade XX, the 20th all-inclusive held by the alumni of Bishop Anstey High School, is also scheduled for tomorrow at the school’s courtyard on Abercromby Street. Other schools holding fund-raisers this month are St Mary’s College Past Students Union, East Mucurapo Secondary School, and Queen’s Royal College.
On January 23, fete lovers are invited to come and experience the regal all-inclusive event for Carnival 2016, QRC’s Fete Royal. The fete will be held at the most magnificent of the Magnificent Seven, Queen’s Royal College, St Clair by the QRC Old Boys’ Association (OBA) where opulence shall reign.
The sounds of royalty will come from the Vi-king and Vi-queen of soca Bunji Garlin and his wife Fay Ann Lyons and their Asylum Vikings Band; the 2011 International Groovy Soca Monarch Kees Dieffentaller and his band, along with the legendary Roy Cape All Stars featuring Blaxx and Ricardo Drue. Special guest artistes and reigning International Groovy Soca Monarch Olantunji Yearwood will have the patrons dancing to his hits, while DJs Alicia “The Duchess” and Nuphoric take “partiers” from 6 pm to 1 am.
At the Royal Food Court, patrons can expect a fantastic array of both local and international cuisine from some of our favourite restaurants including Rasam’s, Maco Taco, Ellers Fish and Chips, Four Horse Men, TTHTI, among others. You will feast on the best Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Arabic and Indian dishes as well as the traditional local favourites such as bake and shark, geera pork, corn soup, doubles, and more. The dessert section will also offer the best brands.
Premium drinks will be the feature of the night from the entrance walkway to the specialty bars that will dot the “Royal Space,” where you will be able to drink like royalty.
Look out for the Fete Royal Signature Cocktail along with Prosecco, scotch, rum, the best wines and vodka and a unique experience in the “Kings Quarters” and the “Queens Quarters” where patrons will experience royal treatment with cigars, special cocktails, wines, and sampling of featured products by the brand ambassadors of several companies, namely Hadco and Angostura.
Patrons are assured of secured parking around the perimeter and at Tatil, Maraval Road, with the shuttle service taking patrons to and from the venue, ensuring your safety and convenience.
Tickets are $800 and available from the College office (622-1761) and the following outlets: Rumours Sports Bar —Penitence Street, San Fernando (684 3098); The Oriental Pearl Restaurant and Lounge, Mid Center Mall, Chaguanas (735 7717/738 6232); Champs Fleurs Auto Services, Eastern Main Road, Champs Fleurs (788 6207); and, any member of the QRC OBA. Tickets can also be booked by email by placing requests to: [email protected]
•Reporting by Peter Ray Blood