Fontana Sports Fest/Wine Festival gets underway Wednesday

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Fontana Sports Fest and wine festivalA reminder that the Fontana Sports Fest and Wine Festival gets underway on Wednesday, organised by Kummissjoni Zghazagh Fontana, in collaboration with Fontana Parish and the Ministry for Gozo.

The chosen theme for this year’s Fontana Sports Fest is – Lets Embrace Mental Health. Among the activities taking place will be talks to raise awareness on the subject.

These will be presented by experts from The Richmond Foundation, the Gozo Mental Health Association, and Dr Michael Galea, among others. President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca will be attending this event.

4 days of games and a Fun Day for children, a car show, football competitions for all ages, are all included in the festival programmed.

A first for this year will be the Wine Festival, which will consist of 4 different areas directed to different age groups, providing a vast selection of wines produced locally by Bacchus Winery.

There will be a Main stage Area – with wines available as an open bar when purchasing the glass. Another feature is a huge exhibition portraying the Maltese festa. Popular bands Novel and Red Eletrick will be present to entertain the crowds.

The Kitchen Area – with food stand by Ghaqda tan-Nar Fontana.

For the Garden Area – visitors will find an open air cinema showing for free SIMSHAR the Maltese movie. There will also be an agricultural exhibition portraying Malta’s plants.

Kids Area – with various events – a show made by kids for kids.

All this and much more, starts this coming Wednesday, the 19th, until Saturday, the 22nd of September, around the church parvis and garden area at Fontana. Entry is free of charge.

The programme will be as follows:

Wednesday 19th September

7.00pm – Mass and Mental health Awareness talk by Dr. Micheal Galea

7.30pm – Sports Competition Day 1

Thursday 20th September

7.00pm – Mass and Mental health Awareness Puppet show by Gozo Mental Health Association in collaboration with the Gozo General Hospital Mental health Services 7.30pm – Water games conducted by Mr. Lelio Spiteri

Friday 21st September

Fontana Car Show / motorcycle show & Fun Day

10.00am – 12.00pm Car show and motorcycle show by various owners at the back of the Parish church. Free zip lining, Bouncy Castle and traditional Maltese games at the parish’s parvis.

7.00pm – Mass and Mental health Awareness talk by Richmond Foundation

7.30pm – Sports Competition Day 3

Fontana Wine Festival

8.00pm – Activities start at Main Stage, Kids Area, Garden Area and Kitchen Area

11.30pm – Flame Show

Saturday 22nd September

9.00am – Mass

9.30am – Fifa18 tournament 5euro entry fee, 50euros to be won

3.00pm – Fifa street football tournament 10euro per team, 40euros to be won

7.30pm – BBQ and final Sports Competition

9.30pm – Trophy presentation to all participants.

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