GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (MECYS) announces that the Annual Sports and Creative Industry Open House for the general public will take place on Saturday, September 7th, 2019.
This event will be held from 1.00pm to 6.00pm at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex in Cay Hill under the themes #SportsMatter and #TheArts. The event is free to the public.
The Department of Sports and the Department of Culture urge all residents to come out and get more information on the various sports and creative industry-related activities, products and services available on the island for all ages.
The main goals of the Open House are to stimulate and educate the community of the importance of Sports and the Arts and to promote healthy eating and living.
The Raoul Illidge field will be transformed into an Expo venue where the sports and creative industry organizations and businesses can interact with the general public, give out information, exhibit, demonstrate, promote, register potential members and even sell their products or services to the persons in attendance.
Various sports organizations in the areas of judo, boxing, taekwondo, cycling, triathlon, sailing, baseball, volleyball, cricket, track and field, softball, table tennis, chess and basketball will be on-site to give demonstrations throughout the day and provide the general public with information and details on how to register.
Fitness and healthy lifestyle businesses will also be exhibiting their products and providing more information on the services they provide.
Also, in attendance at the Open House will be creative arts enterprises such as dance schools, art schools, entertainment and photography organizations.
As a special treat to those in attendance, every hour, there will be some free sport and creative industry-related activities that the general public can participate in with no registration required.
At 1.00pm, there will be a free water aerobics class by Olga Subbota and a free dance class by the National Institute of the Arts (NIA). At 2.00pm, Hall of Fame Fitness owner, Learie Hall will give a free power Zumba workout session followed by a Soccer shoot out at 3.00pm for all the soccer fanatics.
At 4.00pm, Kalaboom Fitness will give a free soca workout session led by Fabiana Richardson, and at 5.00pm, our local Ministers and Parliamentarians will go head to head in a 100-meter dash. The finale will be the under 15 Soccer National Teams of Dutch and French side going toe to toe for bragging right.
The Open House is executed by the Department of Sports and the Department of Culture in collaboration with the National Sports Institute (NSI), the Division of Educational Innovations (DEI), The St. Maarten Sports Olympic Federation (SMSOF) and the National Sports Organizations (NSO).
This event is part of the #SportsMatter awareness campaign which aims to increase the awareness and participation of the local community in Sports and Sport related activities as one of the key contributors to the psycho-social wellbeing of the citizens of St. Maarten.
Please check out the Department of Sports SXM Facebook page for more information on the Open House, all upcoming events and sport-related news on the island.