Miss Yurumein & Garifuna Service Day Mass
Miss Yurumein 2018
On Saturday, November 10, 2018, the 3rd Annual Miss Yurumein National Contest was held at the Fr. Ring Parish Hall. The Ms. Yurumein National Contest is a Garifuna Cultural Talent Show for women over 45 years of age. This Contest provides a forum where our more “matured” Garifuna women can display their creative talent. This contest features contestants from several municipalities in Belize.
In the end: Ms. Linda Augustine from Belize City won 1st Place and receive the cash prize of $700.00. Ms. Russell Arzu from Seine Bight village won 2nd Place and received the cash prize of $500.00 and 3rd Place went to Ms. Jovita Casimiro from Barranco Village who won the cash prize of $300.00 the other two contestants from Punta Gorda Town and Dangriga Town received cash prizes of $200.00 each.
Garifuna Service Day Mass
On Sunday, November 11, 2018, the Battle of the Drums Secretariat held its 13th annual Anniversary Garifuna Mass and Service Day. The day commenced with the celebration of a Garifuna Mass of Thanksgiving at the St. Peter Claver Church. Thereafter members of the Secretariat visited the homes of 12 elderly Garifuna individuals and issued gift packages. The gifts were mainly to recognize the contribution of these individuals to the Garifuna culture.
The Battle of the Drums activities continue this week with Garifuna Awards and Public Forum on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at the University of Belize campus, commencing at 7:00 p.m.; Children’s Garifuna Talent Show at Central Park on Thursday, November 15, 2018, commencing at 7:00 p.m.; Battle of the Drums 11th annual Primary Schools Garifuna Translation Contest on Friday, November 16, 2018, commencing at 9:00 a.m. at Fr. Ring Parish Hall. Battle of the Drums Food and Fete on Friday, November 16, 2018, commencing at 8:00 p.m. at PG Sporting Complex and the 13th annual Battle of the Drums on Saturday, November 17, 2018.