By Violet Cuffy
Photographer Bquavs Photography
United Kingdom | Sunday 17 December 2017: 9:09 GMT
The Waitukubuli Culture and Tourism Initiative (WCTI) held its fourth annual Ti Matador & Miss Wob Dwiyet show on Saturday 2 December, at the Dominica High Commission. The event was opened by the reigning Miss Wob Alisha Laurent-Smart, and the show was the usual vibrant mix of Creole fashion, poetry by our very young Lara Joseph, storytelling by Jane Grell and a patio session by Sylva Mitchell. Special greetings were presented by Ms Janet Charles, the High Commissioner (Acting). This year, the show benefitted from the support and contribution of friends of Dominica from across the globe, with participants from Jamaica, Senegal, Trinidad, Barbados, Guadeloupe, St Lucia, Antigua and the UK. The overall winners of this year’s event were Lara Joseph as Ti Matador, Rianna Patterson as Miss Wob Dwiyet and Eshiva Wright as La Dame Creole. WCTI, the brainchild of Dr Violet Cuffy, was launched in October 2014 as a UK-based youth focussed organisation with a central aim of promoting Creole culture through youth engagement, education, culture and the arts; we congratulate the WCTI team for their outstanding work with the youth. The organisation has grown from humble beginnings, and now extends its reach across the globe to other Creole speaking countries. We encourage young people and parents to be part of this initiative.The team of WCTI wishes to extend special thanks to the office of the Dominica High Commission for its continued support of its work with the Dominica diaspora youth and promotion of the Creole heritage and culture in the UK and beyond. The next event is scheduled for October 6, 2018. Please email us at info(at)wcti.org.uk for more information, or contact Dr Cuffy on 07932 730391.