Gharb village celebrates ‘Jum L-Gharb 2012’ on Wednesday
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Gharb Day will be celebrated in the village this coming Wednesday, the 29th of August, in the main square of the village, starting at 7.30pm.
Since 1994, the Gharb Local Council has been organising Gharb Day, annually on the 29th of August. This date was chosen by the Council because on the 29th of August, 1679 Gharb was declared as a parish by Bishop Molina.
To celebrate the event the Council prepares a soiree of culture and entertainment for the residents. One of the activities which has been going on yearly since 1996 is the “Premju Gharb” Award. Each year the Council selects a person who has contributed or made honour to the locality and presents this person with the Premju Gharb Shield on Gharb Day.
In 2002 the Council then started awarding ‘Premju Qlub Generuzi’ to a person who had committed an act of humanity or generosity towards people in need.
The Gharb Gozitan Cultural Award was introduced in 2004. This award is presented to a person or group who has made success by its talent The subject which is different every year is chosen by a sub-committee, this same committee also decides the winner.
The final award introduced by the Council in 2008 is ‘Premju Volontarjat Lokali’ which is presented to a person who has conducted astounding volunteer work in service of the locality.
All of these awards will be given out during the festivities on Wednesday evening.
Entertainment during the evening will include among others, excerpts from the Mamma Mia musical with the Centre Stage Dance Academy, under the direction of Natalie Sciortino. A dance spectacular under the direction of Jennifer Attard, as well as the participation of the violinist Mario Ciantar.