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Rotaract Rarotonga plans ‘entertaining’ annual Xmas event

Saturday 3 December 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Entertainment, Local, National

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Rotaract Rarotonga plans ‘entertaining’ annual Xmas event

The 2022 Rotaract Christmas in the Park event promises to be fun-filled family entertainment.

The annual event which has been going on for over two decades will be held on Wednesday, December 14 at the National Auditorium from 5pm to 8.30pm.

Rotaract Rarotonga president Byron Brown said they have an exciting line-up of entertainments planned for the evening. This will include local artists, the likes of Jerome Pare, Vaniva Tixier and others, the hit Aka’uka Dance group, the Filipino community and other young artists. Entertainment will start at 6pm.

There will also be an array of activities for children such as face painting, bouncy castles, kids’ games, colouring corner and the favourite Santa Claus who will be available for pictures.

Even though it rain a bit last year it was still a great turn out

Brown said 21 vendors have booked their spot selling some of the favourite local cuisines and beverages.

The evening will end with the much-anticipated fireworks display.

Brown said they are expecting more than 2000 people at the event.

“The aim of the Rotaract Christmas in the Park is to get the families especially kids together to celebrate Christmas. It an annual affair and funds raised from this event will help finance Rotaract community projects for 2023.”

Rotaract Rarotonga president Byron Brown with a giant inflatable gingerbread man - one of the many attractions at the upcoming Rotaract Christmas in the Park. SUPPLIED/22120237
Rotaract Rarotonga president Byron Brown with a giant inflatable gingerbread man - one of the many attractions at the upcoming Rotaract Christmas in the Park. SUPPLIED/22120237

Rotaract Rarotonga has supported a number of events including Cook Islands National Youth Council event, men’s health awareness, Autism Cook Islands, setup and cooking for the annual ANZAC breakfast, and other projects.

They were also part of the “Rotary Give Every Child A Future” which made the Pneumococcal Vaccine (PCV) and Rotavirus Vaccine available to children in the Cook Islands.

Brown said they would also be taking their Christmas decorations to Mitiaro and Mangaia who requested for support to stage their Christmas in the Park events.

“We have received support from some leading businesses and we’re finalising more sponsors to help cover the expense of organising an event of this magnitude. We thank the sponsors, vendors and volunteers especially those who have been with us for a number of years and also the Ministry of Cultural Development for the venue and equipment support.”

The event will be livestreamed on the Rotaract Rarotonga Facebook page. Last year it was broadcasted around the region via Pasifika TV and Brown thanked Tai Blake for his support.

“Last year rain played a bit of a spoiler but we still had a great turnout. We are inviting people to bring their families along to support the event and the local artists who will be performing.”

Gate will open at 5pm and entry fee is only $4 for adults and for children under five, it’s free.