Organizer promises ‘buffet of activities’ at event to bring community together – The Royal Gazette

Created: June 28, 2022 07:41 Glenn Fubler, center, announces July’s 2gather Fun Fest. Also featured, left to right, Jay Donowa, Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service; Maxine Esdaille, African Diaspora Heritage Trail Committee; Shervin Dill, president

Created: June 28, 2022 07:41

Glenn Fubler, center, announces July’s 2gather Fun Fest. Also featured, left to right, Jay Donowa, Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service; Maxine Esdaille, African Diaspora Heritage Trail Committee; Shervin Dill, president of the North Village Community Club; and Iesha Musson, from the Mirrors program (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

A festival at a historic landmark will help families start their summers with a strong sense of community, organizers say.

The July 2 Family Fun Fest, to be held in Freedom Square at Hamilton City Hall, promises an “activity buffet” that will help entertain kids and guide parents.

Glenn Fubler, who organized the event, said today it was inspired by the theater boycott of 1959, when organizers reached a ‘tipping point’ and came together to bring about change.

He explained: “This tipping point is a lesson for us in 2022.

“We have various challenges within our community through Covid-19 and cycles of violence in the community.

“Our view is that we can only fix this by working together as Bermudians and coming together as they did over six decades ago when they came together peacefully and were able to transform their situation.”

He added that the event will provide families with advice and ideas on how they can both enjoy their children, but also stimulate and support them during the summer.

Mr Fubler promised an “activity buffet” including games, an art corner and tennis lessons by Gavin Manders, of Manders Tennis Management.

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service will be taking the kids on a tour of their new ladder truck and the Community Policing Unit will be hosting several activities.

Parents will also be able to get parenting and family support from booths run by the Family Center and the Mirrors Programme.

Teachers and members of the Ministry of Education will be available to give parents advice on how to help their children retain knowledge over the summer and avoid the “summer slide”.

Performances by musical guests and a gombey troupe will also take place.

The July 2gather Family Fun Fest will take place on July 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Liberty Square in front of City Hall.