The Galleon Foundation Celebrates Caribbean-American Heritage Month With Inaugural Caribbean Village Festival

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Caribbean Village Music, Arts, Food & Wellness Festival Is A family-friendly event for the “South Floribbean” Community

SOUTH FLORIDA – The Galleon Foundation presents the inaugural Caribbean Village Music, Arts, Food & Wellness Festival in celebration of Caribbean-American Heritage Month on Sunday, June 14, 2015. The event will take place at Central Broward Regional Park (3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311) from noon until 9 p.m.  

The Galleon Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to providing financial scholarships to economically disadvantaged students, will provide a day of activities honoring the rich culture found throughout the Caribbean and celebrate its growth within the United States.

The festival will feature a parade, live Caribbean music and entertainment by Julien Believe (Bahamas), Shifta (Jamaica), Blade Martin (Jamaica), Snypah (Trinidad), Lavie (Haiti); Toni Bella Blair (Jamaica), and the Code Red Band, as well as arts and crafts, a celebrity cook-off between Chef Irie (host of PBS’ Taste of the Islands) and Chef Mark (celebrity chef), Caribbean tourist boards, Kaci Fennell, (Miss Universe Jamaica 2014) and contestants of the Miss Jamaica Diaspora Pageant.

Kaci Fennell
Kaci Fennell
Lindell Douglas
Lindell Douglas

Lindell F. Douglas, Founder & President of The Galleon Foundation, is proud to bring such a unifying celebration to the “South Floribbean” community. Not only will the festival celebrate the community his Foundation strives so hard to serve, but it will also help raise the monies in order to continue to do so.

“We are excited about this year’s event which focuses on the health and wellness of our community with an emphasis on men’s health,” said Douglas. “As men we don’t always like to visit the doctor’s office so this may be an opportunity to encourage more participation.  The Caribbean Village however is more than a health fair, it’s a fusion of Caribbean culture, music, food and arts to celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month. The Galleon Foundation was stated in 2010 with a motto ‘Making a difference one child, at a time.’ We use these events to raise needed funds to help financially disadvantaged children in the US and Caribbean stay in school. We currently sponsor three schools in Broward and four in Jamaica. Caribbean Village will assist The Galleon Foundation in supporting Lauderhill schools as well. We promise you a spectacular event or a money back guarantee.”

Howard Berger
Commissioner Howard Berger

The Caribbean Village Music, Arts, Food & Wellness Festival is the product of a dedicated partnership between the Galleon Foundation and The Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce, with the support of The City of Lauderhill. A vital participant in the planning of this event is City Commissioner Howard Berger, who is especially proud of his role in making this first-time event possible.

“Get a taste of the tropics right here in the City of Lauderhill and help a great cause! I applaud Lindell Douglas and the Galleon Foundation for planning a party with a purpose,” he said. The Caribbean Village Festival will be a great way to experience the Caribbean while supporting, through proceeds, deserving students.”

Commissioner Howard Berger, Lindell Douglas and Cheryl Levy-Douglas
Commissioner Howard Berger, Lindell Douglas and Cheryl Levy-Douglas

General Admission tickets for the Caribbean Village Music, Arts, Food & Wellness Festival are $17.50 per person and $5.50 per children (under 12) in advanced, and a flat rate of $26.50 at the gate. VIP tickets are $60 per person in advanced and $80 at the gate.

Parties interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor should call (954) 306-8668, email info@thegalleonfoundation or visit www.thegalleonfoundation.org for more information.


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