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Reggae Girls Head For The South Pole
reggaewire | January 20, 2009 at 09:20 amby
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Marking the 60th anniversary of the Commonwealth the expedition aims to demonstrate the potential of greater intercultural understanding and exchange, while at the same time highlighting the achievements of women across the World.
Reaching beyond the expectation of others Representing 5 continents, 6 faiths and 7 languages, the team is a diverse group of real women – some of whom had never seen snow before joining the expedition - coming together to tackle the immense mental and physical challenges
of Antarctica. Surviving on lightweight dehydrated rations and melted snow, the team will sleep in tents on the ice and pull sledges containing all the food fuel and equipment they will need for their journey.
They will need to rely on each other to navigate themselves safely to the bottom of the World.
The team members from Brunei, Cyprus, Ghana and Jamaica will be the first person from their nation, male or female, to ski to the South Pole. Those from India, New Zealand and Singapore will be the first women from their nation to make this symbolic and prestigious journey.
In support of the Jamaican contingent for the upcoming expedition, corporate sponsors and private supporters have gathered together to make the effort a historic one.
On Feb 7th 2009, Finnigans Winery, located at 5 Cranbourne Avenue, will host a wine, cheese and chocolate party dubbed “ColdFront”.
The event will feature live acoustic guest appearances by Tanya Stephens, Michael Sean Harris, Hezron, Janine, Supersad Drummers, Vernon Dacosta, and floetry poetry performances by Emperor, Mystic Guerilla, John Public, LSX, Ganja Iytes, Nigel E-Poet.
An art exhibit by M17 Studios curated by Jason Silvera of Art&Rum fame will be one of the nights feature attractions.
Fantastic as these achievements will be, the expedition is about much more than national and global records. The women will return to their home countries as role models to inspire others, particularly women, to reach beyond the expectation of others and follow their own path.
Key sponsors on board for the Jamaican leg include; Cuthberts Studio, RiddimJamaica, Zanders Harrison & Associates, Finnigans Winery, MusicPass, MPV Productions, D. Bisasor & Associates Ltd, JW Construction, and Willy&Slim Entertainment.
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