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Family Fun Day aims to cultivate peace

The Stop the Violence Stop the Crime campaign is a grass roots community-based initiative born when Terry Smith heard a song.

The song, by local artist Hype Type and Marlon Binns out of Jamaica, gave the movement its title.

It also sparked a campaign to end the violence currently plaguing our community through education, fellowship and positive branding.

A coalition of like-minded citizens came together soon after the spark was fired; the life-affirming slogan was then stamped on pens, towels, stickers, cups, and various other campaign-type items.

The plan is to saturate the Island with this positive message, and thereby cultivate more love, unity, and peace in all of Bermuda’s communities.

The public have a chance to participate in this very timely campaign tomorrow, when the group will host a Family Fun Day at Lord’s cricket ground in St David’s.

This event is free and will offer loads to do, see and enjoy. There will be fun castles, games, Gombeys, dancers, food stalls, tons of giveaways, top local DJs, and live performances featuring local and international artists.

Hype Type and Marlon Binns will speak and, of course, perform the song that started it all. Reggae artist Eyesus from Toronto will perform alongside local favorites like Slanger, Live Wires, Sister Mandy and Stevie Dread. And to cap it all off, international singing sensation Etana will return to add her powerful presence to the positive vibes! Now that is a quality free show!

Throughout the day, patrons will be encouraged to compete in various events, such as a 100-metre dash for charity. The winners of these competitions will be allowed to have a donation made to the charity of their choice.

The races will start at 12pm, and the event will go on until 6pm. The Stop the Violence Stop the Crime Coalition plans to make this event the first in a series that will stretch across the Island in the coming months. They intend to produce similar events in each parish every other month going forward, all completely free, and all featuring top local DJs and live performances from local and international artists.

This event is sponsored by GET Limited, Hope For Life, Jamaican Grill, Fun Tyme, Kit N Kaboodle, Dub City, Apex, Bermuda Squad, and St David’s Cricket Club.

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Published February 10, 2012 at 1:00 am (Updated February 10, 2012 at 9:39 am)

Family Fun Day aims to cultivate peace

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