International Food & Drink Fair ‘rocks’ Everest Ground : –as Karate College hosts successful fundraiser


IN an effort to raise $50M to complete construction of its head office at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara, the Guyana Karate College (GKC) hosted ‘An Evening of International Food & Drink’ at the Everest Cricket Club Ground at Camp Road and Carifesta Avenue last evening. International and local foods from fifteen countries constituted the enormous display of culinary delights, affording many their first sample of dishes from countries hitherto visited only on paper.

In what looked like a mini fair, the cultural presentations saw performances from the Guyana Karate College, the National Dance Company, and the Indian Cultural Centre, among other entities. Feature addresses were given by the president of the Guyana Karate College, Sensei Charles Woon–a-Tai, and Tourism Minister Mr Irfaan Ali.

In a brief address, Sensei Woon-a-Tai outlined that the college needed to complete its structure at Liliendaal and needed assistance, which it sought via the food fair. Minister Ali, in his address, highlighted the fact that the need to remove the young people of today from crime and other violence is a major task, but with his ministry’s involvement, this can be achieved.

The Guyana Karate College was started in 2004, and has made significant achievements to date, having won a number of gold, silver and bronze medals at several international championships. After the impressive display at last night’s food fair, the college is certain to attract a number of new entrants as spectator interest is spiked.

Booths displaying food and drink among other delicacies included those from Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Ghana, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United States of America.