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 Post subject: Centenary Celebration Dates
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 
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The tentative date that has been set for the Centenary Celebration is 17th. July 2010. It has been said that The first reaction of some folks when the month July was suggested was that they are planning to travel to South Africa for the world cup so it should be immediately after the world cup so that they could combine both events.

As those in the diaspora begin making plans to attend the centenary celebrations it is worth noting that the July 17th tentative date may have some issues regarding airfares.

The peak air fare season is between June and October...that is the time when airfares are most expensive because it falls within the summer vacation. January - March and November are considered the low seasons
for air travel and April-May falls within the mid season. The difference in prices between a high and low season could be as much as $1000.00 - $1500.00. For Santaclausians travelling with family members this could be a huge difference. For maximum participation of Santas in the diaspora I think the Centenary Committee should factor this into their planning.

If the reasoning behind setting a date in July is because of the world cup (June/July), do we know how many people are actually combining a trip to South Africa and to Cape Coast as compared to those travelling just to Cape Coast. I believe the majority of Santaclausians abroad will be watching the World Cup on TV but will be making the trip to Cape Coast.

Why can't the celebrations be held around the Speech Day weekend (second week in March) when students are in session?


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 Post subject: Re: Centenary Celebration Dates
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Have you taught about the weather conditions around that time?


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 Post subject: Re: Centenary Celebration Dates
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nanab wrote:
Have you taught about the weather conditions around that time?

Yes...I did. Actually come to think of it we do have the Speech Day in March with no issues about the weather. March is a beautiful month in Cape Coast...it is sunny...warm and dry for the major part of the time eventhough the rains are likely to pour the Speech Day has been held around this time for a very long time.

I think a valid point has been made along the lines that parents who would like to have their children and/or wards with them might have some difficulty getting them out of school. In North America the March month will fall within the Spring Break which is a week when children do not go to school.

It all boils down to planning but I believe the biggest issue at this moment is not having an official date for the celebration. If we can have a definate date then we can make travel plans. We are still waiting for the Centenary Committee to inform us of the plans for the celebrations.


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