June 21, 2024


Exercise makes you strong

Tracy urges healthy lifestyle at Goodwood pavilion sod-turning


Chief Secretary Ancil Dennis, centre, Secretary of Sport Tracy Davidson-Celestine, left, and Wilfred Des Vignes of the Goodwood Village Council turn the sod for the construction of the Goodwood pavilion at the Goodwood Recreation Ground on Thursday.  - David Reid
Chief Secretary Ancil Dennis, centre, Secretary of Activity Tracy Davidson-Celestine, remaining, and Wilfred Des Vignes of the Goodwood Village Council flip the sod for the design of the Goodwood pavilion at the Goodwood Recreation Floor on Thursday. – David Reid

Tobago Home of Assembly (THA) Secretary of Youth Affairs and Sport Tracy Davidson-Celestine is calling on Tobagonians to maximise the use of the different community facilities in the combat towards the numerous lifestyle disorders affecting the island.

Davidson-Celestine was talking all through the sod-turning ceremony for the construction of the Goodwood Pavilion at the Goodwood Recreation Floor on Thursday.

In her dual potential as Secretary of Well being, Wellness and Family members Advancement and Activity and Youth Affairs, Davidson-Celestine explained she was involved about the bodily and psychological wellbeing of all Tobagonians.

“With my twin role, it tends to make it 2 times as vital that I really encourage every single and each individual a single of you – at every single age, with each individual ability, with the confines of the general public overall health regulations – to use these grounds as a location wherever we can all foster wellness, by obtaining the needed work out to prevail over the consequences of an increasingly sedentary life-style.”

She mentioned most moments driving all-around the island, she discovered that many of the amenities were being underutilised.

“Many of moments, we really don’t see the stage of taking part in in these services commensurate with the degree of financial investment that we have put in.”

She reported it was the Goodwood community’s commitment that improved the division’s resolve to start the precise job.

“It has been a task that has been on the drawing board for rather some time – at any time since I held the situation of Assistant Secretary in the Division of Schooling, Youth Affairs and Sports, and I believe that was from 2005 to 2009.”

She reported her division is fully commited to providing cozy and safe spaces for athletes, sporting fans, lovers and household customers.

Secretary of Health and fitness Tracy Davidson-Celestine at the sod-turning ceremony for the Goodwood Pavilion on Thursday. – David Reid

“I know with certainty, with assurance, that this facility will benefit all of the impending athletes, all of the sport lovers, all of the diverse fans and even people who are on their have unique health and fitness journeys.”

Chief Secretary Ancil Dennis congratulated Davidson-Celestine and her crew at that division alongside with the Udecott workforce in cost of the job.

“This course of action started out some time ago, and lest we be accused of performing new tasks in this time of 6-6 (THA election tie) – this strange period – I want to sign to the men and women of Tobago that this undertaking was permitted by the Govt Council a lot more than just one 12 months ago.”

He extra: “But of system, even just before then, a range of people even in this local community – Mr (Wilfred) DesVignes and other people, Mr (Everton) Alfred and other individuals lobbied seriously more than several years. Of system, the earlier spot agent Mr Hayden Spencer and of class the previous Secretary of Activity Mr Jomo Pitt – all of them ended up concerned in the preliminary process and I want to thank and congratulate all of them.”

The division’s administrator, Earland Kent, said the division sees the building of the pavilion as pivotal in the progress of sporting routines on the island.

“This facility will be outfitted with convention space, business space, adjust room for officers and groups, and a concession place. My admonition to you right now is to protected your expenditure that the THA is building in you in this facility. Take care of it as your very own with treatment, protect it as your personal and make use of it.”

Consultant of the village council Wilfred DesVignes described the project as a “most welcomed asset.”

“Goodwood is a sporting neighborhood and we see this pavilion as possessing generating an indelible perception on the life of our men and women listed here in Goodwood. We are witnessing the sod-turning ceremony, but it was a extended and winding highway.

“What we are looking at below is extremely sizeable for all of us and we are incredibly, really appreciative for what is going on right here.”