Bigger Better Athlete’s Homecoming Celebrations Planned For Western Jamaica, October 7, 2008, Montego Bay

With the Kingston leg of the Athlete’s Homecoming Celebrations, hosted by The Government of Jamaica and sponsored by Digicel, off to a fine start, the Jamaican Government with the support of Digicel is promising to continue the outpouring of admiration and support of the athletes in Western Jamaica.
 
The western leg of the Athlete’s Homecoming Celebrations will begin on Tuesday October 7 with a civic ceremony in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay where the keys to the city of Montego Bay will be presented to several members of the Jamaica Olympic team. At the end of the ceremony the athletes and other members of the contingent will be taken by bus to Howard Cooke Boulevard to board the Digicel ‘Olympic Dreams’ floats as they did in Kingston. The western Motorcade, scheduled to begin 10AM, will go from Montego Bay to Falmouth, the parish called home by several of the Olympic heroes including Veronica Campbell-Brown and Digicel Sponsored triple World Record Gold Medalist, Usain Bolt.
 
All roads will lead to the Trelawney Multi-Purpose stadium on Wednesday October 8 for the Western National Sports Gala being staged by the Jamaica Government and Digicel similar to the one held in Kingston on Saturday October 4th. The National Sports Gala will be the Western celebration of the stellar achievements of the athletes at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. At the Western National Sports Gala the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation will be presented to all Finalists, Coaches and Team Officials from the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Several noted Jamaican artistes including Marcia Griffiths, Bob Andy, Movado, Tarrus Riley and Digicel Rising star winner Cameal Davies will perform on the night, paying tribute to our athletes who were so successful in Beijing.
 
The Western National Sports Gala is being presented in by the Government of Jamaica and supported by Digicel, the Bigger Better Network. Digicel Jamaica’s CEO, Mark Linehan, spoke of Digicel’s excitement at being part of this grand affair: “Digicel is happy and excited to be playing a major role in the Western celebrations of our Athletes’ success.  We are also proud to be a sponsor of the Jamaican Government’s week-long activities to celebrate our Athletic heroes.”
 
SALUTE TO OUR BEIJING HEROES
OLYMPICS MOTORCADE – WESTERN JAMAICA
ROUTE: MOTORCADE WILL OFFICIALLY START AT THE DUMP UP BEACH (HOWARD COOKE BLVD) AND WILL PROCEED ALONG THE FOLLOWING ROUTE:
 
LEFT ON TO GLOUCESTER AVENUE
RIGHT ON SUNSET DRIVE
PASS BY SANGSTER’S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND ONWARDS TO NORTH COAST HIGHWAY.
PROCEED ALONG NORTH COAST HIGHWAY ENDING IN WATER SQUARE (FALMOUTH).
 
OFFICIAL TRELAWNEY GALA ARTISTE LIST
Marcia Griffiths & Bob Andy
Etana
Tarrus Riley
Mavado
Richie Stevens
Elephant Man
Beenie Man
Digicel Rising Star Cameal Davis
Chris Martin
Jodi-Ann Pantry
Noddy Virtue
Lymie Murray
And more…