BIRTHPLACE OF BC: Connecting with Barbados

Brenda and Kurt Alberts with   Hon. Richard Sealy, Minister  of Tourism at PM's Reception

Brenda and Kurt Alberts with Hon. Richard Sealy, Minister of Tourism at Prime Minister’s House

During their recent visit to Barbados, Brenda and Kurt Alberts of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery were invited to a reception at the residence of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. The Alberts, together with other longstanding visitors to the Caribbean island, were greeted by a tuk band, stilt walkers and Mother Sally, and were escorted and entertained by students of the Graydon Sealy and Ellerslie Secondary Schools and St. Paul’s Primary. Special mention was made of Fort Langley’s connection to Barbados with Governor James Douglas’s mother having been born in Barbados. Fort Langley is known as “the birthplace of British Columbia” as a result of Douglas proclaiming BC a British Crown Colony at Fort Langley in 1858. The Honorary Consul for Barbados, Marilyn Moseley, is a Langley resident. A Caribbean festival is planned for August 10, 2013 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery.
Children's Choir performs at Prime Minister's Reception in Barbados

Children’s Choir performs at Prime Minister’s Reception in Barbados

Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart with Brenda Alberts

Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart with Brenda Alberts

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