Secretary of the Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Association (GAWA) Deion Nurse has indicated that his organization will be observing its 69th anniversary with a month of activities that gets underway today with appearances on two television programmes and a stint on radio.
Several representatives of the GAWA will sensitize the nation on weightlifting issues starting at 07:00hrs on the ‘Today Show’ on National Communications Network. The group will next appear on the Channel 9 morning talk show, ‘First Look’ for a similar session and wind up the day’s activity on ‘Just Sports’ at 20:00hrs on NCN radio.
Tomorrow morning, the Association will take its activities to the Stabroek area, in front of Demico House, where the public will be treated to a weightlifting exhibition among some of their top lifters. Next Monday, a team of GAWA executives will appear on the Supligen Sports Desk, on Channel 9 for more discussions followed by an appearance on the NCN Sports Magazine on Wednesday, May 6.
Weightlifters will then travel to Linden for an exhibition in front of the LEAP building on Burnham Drive before returning to the city for an interactive session with the public at the Olympic House, 308 Church and Peter Rose Streets, Queenstown, at 12:00hrs. Hours later, GAWA will host a weightlifting exhibition on the Seawall tarmac at around 17:00hrs.
On Sunday 16, at10:00hrs, weightlifting enthusiasts in Region 3 will have a chance to see lifters in action at an exhibition session to be staged in front of the GBTI Building, Parika. The action returns to Georgetown, on Sunday 17, with an exhibition on the Seawall tarmac. Residents of Region 6 will have a turn to see the strongmen in action at a specially planned exhibition in front of the Digicel office, Rosignol, on Sunday 23. The team of weightlifters will once again be in action on the Georgetown Seawall on May 24 at 17:00hrs and one week later, on May 30, at the Bounty Meat Centre, Regent Street, at around 10:00hrs.
The GAWA will culminate its activities on Sunday May 31 with a National Junior Championship at the Blairmont Community Centre, Berbice. Executives are encouraging the general public to support the activities since admission to all the events are free.
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