[Updated] The 73rd Annual Exhibition kicked off this morning [Apr.14], with the Botanical Gardens again playing host to the popular three day event.
Today’s performances include the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, Harrington Sound School Choir, Cedarbridge Academy String Ensemble, Berkeley Institute String Ensemble, Saltus Upper Primary Choir, Prospect Primary Choral Speakers, Berkeley Institute Dance Ensemble, Cedarbridge Academy Dancers, Sandys Secondary Middle School Drumline, Clearwater Middle School Ensemble, Bermuda National Drumline Academy, as well as a variety of equestrian events.
For those that cannot make it to the Exhibition today, follow along with all the Lower Ring performances online as we will be posting videos throughout the day, with the most recent posted on top:
Update Apr 15: Cedarbridge Academy Dancers
Update 4:46pm: In our final video for the day, the Bermuda National Drumline Academy were the second to last performers for the say, with the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show closing out the day with a second performance.
Update 3:44pm: Sandys Secondary Middle School Drumline:
Update 3:00pm: The video of Cedarbridge Dancers is here.
Update 2:13pm: Video #2 of the Berkeley Institute Dance Ensemble.
Update 1:41pm: Its now ‘lunch break’ in the Lower Ring, and the performance just before lunch was the Berkeley Institute Dance Ensemble.
Update 12:44pm: A musical selection from students from the Prospect Primary School was the 7th performance for the day in the Lower Ring:
Update 12:20pm: After Berkeley’s performance, the Saltus Upper Primary School Choir entertained the crowd:
Update 12:05pm: The Berkeley Institute String Ensemble followed after their fellow students from Cedarbridge:
Update 11:45am: Fresh from their performance at Disney World in Florida, the Cedarbridge Academy String Ensemble, under the direction of Tiffany Fox, performed after the Harrington Sound School Choir.
Update 11:18am: The Harrington Sound School Choir performed after the Lumberjack Show:
Update 11:15am: The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show took the ring for the first performance of the day:
Update 10:00am: We spoke with Gabriel Smith, a West Pembroke School Student, who has entered both cut plants and herbs in the Annual Exhibition.
Update 9:45am: We spoke with Georgette Caines, who has been involved with the planning of the Annual Exhibition. She said this year there is over 3,700 people participating, with over 10,000 total entries. Ms Caines also spoke on the various entertainment that will take place.
Update 9:30am: We spoke with Lisa-Dawn Johnston from the Parks Department, who spoke about the “green market”, in which vendors can sell any of their natural products. She also said there are 21 food stalls, which are all charity based, so it gives the charities a chance to make money.