By RASHAD ROLLE
BAHAMIANS are encouraged to join in a national fun, run and walk to mark the 40th Anniversary of Independence.
It takes place at 6am on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30 and is being coordinated by the One Bahamas organisation in conjunction with the Independence Commission.
Former Governor General of the Bahamas, and current chairman of One Bahamas, Sir Orville Turnquest, said yesterday the event would promote the importance of maintaining proper physical conditioning.
“Our human resource is the most important resource in the country,” he said.
“For us to function as a nation, due care must be given to the wellbeing of our bodies.
“Therefore we endorse very much this proposed walk. Fostering anything done for national unity is the hallmark of One Bahamas.
“One Bahamas believes that for family and friends to participate collectively is important therefore we encourage everyone residing in New Providence to participate.”
Event co-ordinators said the event will take place in the Family Islands as well. No registration fee is required and persons of all ages are invited to attend.
The Saturday event will begin at four different points: Arawak Cay, the RM Bailey Park, Goodman’s Bay and the S C McPherson Jr High School. The Sunday event will start at the Thomas A Robinson national stadium. The routes to be taken from the various starting points are as follows:
Arawak Cay: turn left, travelling east on West Bay Street, turn right travelling south on Nassau Street, continue onto Thompson Boulevard to the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium
R.M. Bailey Park: Travelling west on Robinson Road, turn right travelling north on Baillou Hill Road, to NIB, turn left travelling West on Cordeaux Avenue West, turn left on Thompson Boulevard.
Goodman’s Bay: Travelling east on Prospect Ridge, turn left travelling east on John F. Kennedy Drive, travelling east to Thompson Boulevard to the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium.
S.C. McPherson Jr High School: Travelling north on Baillou Road to NIB, turn left travelling west on Cordeaux Avenue West, turn left on Thompson Boulevard to the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium.
Thomas A Robinson National Stadium: Travelling west on Thompson Boulevard, continue onto John F Kennedy Drive, turn left onto Harold Road (Tonique Williams-Darling Highway), continue to roundabout at A F Adderley Junior High School, turn left onto Baillou Hill Road, continue to NIB, turn left travelling west on Cordeaux Avenue West, turn left on Thompson Boulevard to the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium.