The Case for Carifiesta on Saturday June 29, 2013
By N Oji Mzilikazi
Originally published in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 22, Number 24
December 20, 2012
For anyone tempted to think “It’s Christmas, so why the concern and/or why draw attention to Carifiesta,” the answer is simple. Success is predicated on vision, planning, preparation, paying attention to details, the willingness to engage in critical analysis, being open to criticism and advice, the intelligent directing of thoughts and actions, and unfailing commitment.
Canada Day is a public holiday. July 1, 2013 falls on a Monday. Since business, entrepreneurs, and people always seek to capitalise on long weekends in one form or another, it makes sense for CCFA to stage Carifiesta 2013, on Saturday June 29, 2013.
Any other day undermines community empowerment, betrays, and exposes weak leadership, and overall community weakness…