Bartica Regatta Launched – 19th Feb 2013
This is the commitment from the Chairman of the Bartica Regatta Committee, Gordon Bradford, as the committee launches this year’s Regatta.
Bradford, who is also the Regional Chairman said, the committee is looking to position Bartica as a new tourism destination, promoting its rich flora and fauna.
He said, the Regatta provides a great opportunity for local businesses, since visitor arrivals to the region, peaks during the Easter Regatta.
Some of the activities planned for this year’s Regatta include a Gospel Fest, an International Concert, sporting activities and also the much anticipated Miss Regatta Pageant.
Fashion Designer, Sonia Noel, is coordinating that element of the regatta. She told Capitol News that unlike other years, the delegates are not drawn from only region 7.
She said, there is also a development component of the show.
An interesting element to this year’s Regatta is the launching of the Bartica Regatta Magazine, which will showcase adventure, sport, beauty and art, and the eco-tourism aspects of the community, that is called the gateway into Guyana’s Hinterland.