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    Sark Tourism - Isle of Sark, Channel Islands Home News & Events This Week s News For week ending, 29th September 2006: Sark s second Celebration of the Sea
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      For week ending, 29th September 2006: Sark's second Celebration of the Sea took place two weekends ago, and was as successful as the first one, last year. It was held on a Saturday, the last day of the high summer season boat schedules, and the ferries brought crowds from Guernsey to join in. Sadly, there was no scheduled Jersey ferry this year. Again, the afternoon began when Phillip Perree Snr fired the cannon that usually sits above the Banquettes landing on the north east coast. The Celebration was held in a field at the northeastern corner of Sark, with a mast flying a variety of flags marking the spot. All aspects of the seas were included, natural as well as human. The weather forecast was not promising - we do spend a lot of time consulting weather forecasts - but there were large marquees providing cover if the threatened showers arrived. In fact, they didn't, but it was comforting to know that they had been catered for!

      Mr Philip Perree Snr......fired the starting cannon

      The Celebration started solemnly, with a service remembering those who had died both at sea and on land. St Peter's Choir sang 'Be still, my soul' and the Rev Graham Leworthy lead the prayers. We remembered two members of the community who had died, Martin Locke, who had been the organist and choirmaster at St Peter's and Dr Michael Bedford, our last doctor, who had died in an accident while on holiday. The choir sang 'Eternal Father' then moved on to the 'Anthem for Peace', which had been arranged from the Sark folk song 'Le Bon Marin' by Martin for the 50th Anniversary of the Liberation, and sung to Prince Charles. The short concert following the service went on to 'Heart of Oak' and 'Rule Britannia', all sung outside in the very brisk wind - but no rain! The action then moved into the tents, where Tim Ringsdore, Managing Director of Wave Telecoms, sponsor of the event, had a hospitality room to warm up those who were a bit chilled. At the end of the spacious concert tent, the live bands set up and prepared to continue entertaining the growing crowds.

      Remembering the deadThe sponsor in the tent

      There were a number of live bands, both from Sark and Guernsey, who played music for both listening to and dancing to. Guernsey's GU10 began that entertainment with a series of sea shanties that had our feet tapping - and would probably have had the anchor or sail rising at a smart pace in the past! A Jazz band and Sark's Big Sheep were among the musicians who played until 11.45 - after which there were fireworks to enjoy. People wandered in and out of the concert tent - which had a bar at the back - and sat to enjoy the great variety of food on offer.

      Guernsey folk singers GU10......and Sark band Big Sheep

      The event was a fundraising one, collecting for the Channel Island Air Search funds, The little 'plane does sterling service when there is an accident at sea or a boat does not return home on time. We have seen it in operation several times this summer, searching for a missing canoeist and a missing diver among other sorties. There were other stalls, including the RNLI - another much used rescue force, several offering a variety of local products. They were all linked with the sea - Rosanne Guille had her lovely illustrations of sea life, Lorraine Nicolle with her silver jewellery based on shells and fishes. Local arts and crafts find the occasion a very good one to show their wares, and it gives the visitors an idea of the range of homegrown talent! The clown was keeping the children entertained with his balloon sculptures, making hats and animals to the delight of the youngsters.

      Fund raising for Air Search......and the RNLI

      Far and away the most popular stalls were those selling sea food. The hotels were there, Aval du Creux, La Moinerie, Hotel Petit Champ, Stocks and Dixcart and restaurants and cafes like Eddie Glaba's Polygon and the Harbour Cafe's Minnie and Danny all providing a version of food from the sea. The stalls had got together to make sure that they did not clash - their were two selling scallops, but not cooked in the same way - and there was paella, exotic fish stew and lobster cocktails to be had. Quite a gastronomic experience! Vegetarians were catered for, Minnie and Danny have a delicious vegetarian range, enjoyed by everyone, meat eaters included. The children were not neglected, either, with a special sand pit outside which kept a number of them occupied through the afternoon - and they went home with a Wave Telecoms bucket!

      Sea food all roundSand for the very young

      Children enjoyed trying their hand at pottery on Lorraine Nicolle's potters' wheel - what a chance to get wet and muddy with parents' blessing! Adults were not quite so keen to get clay- splashed, but some of them had a go nonetheless, finding that it is, in fact, not easy to centre a pot and draw it up on a wheel to end up with a symmetrical pot. It is fun trying, however. The week was not all frivolous. The nominations for a Deputy of the People to replace Geoff Gurden closed with one candidate, who was therefore elected unopposed. Roger Olsen was sworn in at a special sitting of the Seneschal's Court, and will serve the remainder of this term for deputies. The next election is likely to be held in December 2007, when the new Constitution should be in place and a new pattern of Chief Pleas members will be standing for election. The decision on the future composition of Chief Pleas will be taken at the Michaelmas meeting at the beginning of October.

      Lots of things to doSwearing in a new deputy

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    • Gary Feikert
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        Home > News & Events > This Week's News

        For week ending, 29th September 2006: Sark's second Celebration of the Sea took place two weekends ago, and was as successful as the first one, last year. It was held on a Saturday, the last day of the high summer season boat schedules, and the ferries brought crowds from Guernsey to join in. Sadly, there was no scheduled Jersey ferry this year. Again, the afternoon began when Phillip Perree Snr fired the cannon that usually sits above the Banquettes landing on the north east coast. The Celebration was held in a field at the northeastern corner of Sark, with a mast flying a variety of flags marking the spot. All aspects of the seas were included, natural as well as human. The weather forecast was not promising - we do spend a lot of time consulting weather forecasts - but there were large marquees providing cover if the threatened showers arrived. In fact, they didn't, but it was comforting to know that they had been catered for!

        Mr Philip Perree Snr......fired the starting cannon

        The Celebration started solemnly, with a service remembering those who had died both at sea and on land. St Peter's Choir sang 'Be still, my soul' and the Rev Graham Leworthy lead the prayers. We remembered two members of the community who had died, Martin Locke, who had been the organist and choirmaster at St Peter's and Dr Michael Bedford, our last doctor, who had died in an accident while on holiday. The choir sang 'Eternal Father' then moved on to the 'Anthem for Peace', which had been arranged from the Sark folk song 'Le Bon Marin' by Martin for the 50th Anniversary of the Liberation, and sung to Prince Charles. The short concert following the service went on to 'Heart of Oak' and 'Rule Britannia', all sung outside in the very brisk wind - but no rain! The action then moved into the tents, where Tim Ringsdore, Managing Director of Wave Telecoms, sponsor of the event, had a hospitality room to warm up those who were a bit chilled. At the end of the spacious concert tent, the live bands set up and prepared to continue entertaining the growing crowds.

        Remembering the deadThe sponsor in the tent

        There were a number of live bands, both from Sark and Guernsey, who played music for both listening to and dancing to. Guernsey's GU10 began that entertainment with a series of sea shanties that had our feet tapping - and would probably have had the anchor or sail rising at a smart pace in the past! A Jazz band and Sark's Big Sheep were among the musicians who played until 11.45 - after which there were fireworks to enjoy. People wandered in and out of the concert tent - which had a bar at the back - and sat to enjoy the great variety of food on offer.

        Guernsey folk singers GU10......and Sark band Big Sheep

        The event was a fundraising one, collecting for the Channel Island Air Search funds, The little 'plane does sterling service when there is an accident at sea or a boat does not return home on time. We have seen it in operation several times this summer, searching for a missing canoeist and a missing diver among other sorties. There were other stalls, including the RNLI - another much used rescue force, several offering a variety of local products. They were all linked with the sea - Rosanne Guille had her lovely illustrations of sea life, Lorraine Nicolle with her silver jewellery based on shells and fishes. Local arts and crafts find the occasion a very good one to show their wares, and it gives the visitors an idea of the range of homegrown talent! The clown was keeping the children entertained with his balloon sculptures, making hats and animals to the delight of the youngsters.

        Fund raising for Air Search......and the RNLI

        Far and away the most popular stalls were those selling sea food. The hotels were there, Aval du Creux, La Moinerie, Hotel Petit Champ, Stocks and Dixcart and restaurants and cafes like Eddie Glaba's Polygon and the Harbour Cafe's Minnie and Danny all providing a version of food from the sea. The stalls had got together to make sure that they did not clash - their were two selling scallops, but not cooked in the same way - and there was paella, exotic fish stew and lobster cocktails to be had. Quite a gastronomic experience! Vegetarians were catered for, Minnie and Danny have a delicious vegetarian range, enjoyed by everyone, meat eaters included. The children were not neglected, either, with a special sand pit outside which kept a number of them occupied through the afternoon - and they went home with a Wave Telecoms bucket!

        Sea food all roundSand for the very young

        Children enjoyed trying their hand at pottery on Lorraine Nicolle's potters' wheel - what a chance to get wet and muddy with parents' blessing! Adults were not quite so keen to get clay- splashed, but some of them had a go nonetheless, finding that it is, in fact, not easy to centre a pot and draw it up on a wheel to end up with a symmetrical pot. It is fun trying, however. The week was not all frivolous. The nominations for a Deputy of the People to replace Geoff Gurden closed with one candidate, who was therefore elected unopposed. Roger Olsen was sworn in at a special sitting of the Seneschal's Court, and will serve the remainder of this term for deputies. The next election is likely to be held in December 2007, when the new Constitution should be in place and a new pattern of Chief Pleas members will be standing for election. The decision on the future composition of Chief Pleas will be taken at the Michaelmas meeting at the beginning of October.

        Lots of things to doSwearing in a new deputy

        The Weekly News column is written and narrated by resident Sark journalist, Jennifer Cochrane. Each week she details events which have taken place on the Island and relates any interesting snippets of news that occur. Jennifer is the Editor of Sark's only newspaper, 'La Vouair de Sercq'.

        You may send Jennifer feedback about the Weekly News to feedback@...

        To unsubscribe, click here


        Click here to listen to this week's news (MP3 format).
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      • Steve McGhee
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