The Queen's Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain will be overflowing with children when the Port-of-Spain & Environs Education District hosts the 13th edition of its Walk Against Crime –Walk For Sport tomorrow from 9:00 am. In what is expected to be the biggest turn-out in the history of the Anti-Crime Walk, The Minister of Education- Anthony Garcia will lead the walk.
However, the walk will be making history as three Government Ministers are expected to be in attendence. Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs- Darryl Smith has confirmed his presence, while the Ministers of National Security and Transport, Edmund Dillon and Fitzgerald Hinds are expected.
Cleopatra Borel, the Sportswoman of the Year 2016, is expected to give her support along with Roger Daniel, who has never missed a single walk. President of the T&T Olympic Committee, Brian Lewis will also grace the event.
School Supervisor Olson Oliver will lead the charge for the District of Port of Spain, while all other Supervisors will be walking to show their support.
Some 8,000 children from 80 primary schools and ten secondary schools and colleges will come together at the special anti-crime march around the Savannah which will be led for the first time by Maraval Roman Catholic School which has been preparing for this event.
Blue Waters, Pepsi, the Ministry of Education, Sport and the Sports Company of T&T are the event sponsors.The walk will commence at The Paddock, Queen's Park Savannah, from 9.30am on Wednesday morning.
National heroes who have been at the Walk since its inception have been invited again. Among them are - former Miss World Giselle La Ronde-West and cricket legend Brian Charles Lara.
Chief of Defence Force Staff Brigadier Rodney Smart are expected to be in attendance.
Former calypso monarch Eric "Pink Panther" Taylor and former national calypso monarch Kurt Allen and Guardian Sports editor Valentino Singh, and former hockey stand-out Stacey Siu Butt are also invited.