Friday, February 23, 2018

Fatima Od Boys’ fete marks 11 years


To perform: Destra

Mark Fraser

 This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Fatima Old Boys’ all-inclusive fete, which takes place on Saturday at the college compound, Mucurapo Road, St James, from 5 p.m. to midnight.  

A release from the school said the comfort of female patrons is uppermost in the minds of the committee and the innovation “Let Your ‘Soles’ Be Comforted”, which was started in 2010, will continue.

“For the ladies who wish to change from heels to flat footwear, we have made the necessary arrangements so that they can leave their heels in our care and collect them at the end of the fete,” the release said.

The décor this year will be something to behold and patrons are asked to wear white with a touch of yellow in keeping with the theme of the fete, which is “Reboot”.

Patrons can be assured of sumptuous, mouth-watering dishes as never before and top-of-the-line alcoholic beverages.

Dinner will be again available in the “Grand Central Ballroom”, with a choice of two full meals–Thai and Italian—in the college hall, which will be appropriately decorated.  

The menu also includes ribs, roast suckling pig, crab and dumplings, kebabs, Peking duck, gourmet doubles, bake and shark and jerk chicken to name just a few of the items.

Exotic drinks and champagne will be available on entry and the bars will also provide premium drinks.   

Music will be supplied by Roy Cape All Stars, Dil-e-Nadan, Destra and her band Bakanal, Bunji, Fay-Ann and the Asylum Band, and DJs Flame, Hurricane George, Hi Fidelity and Nuphoric.

St James Tripolians Steel Orchestra will be closing off the fete with sweet pan music.

And security will be provided for parked vehicles.

All proceeds from this fete and other Fatima Old Boys’ fund-raising ventures are channelled towards education, sport and developmental programmes at the college.

In 2011, a mezzanine floor was constructed in the college hall so that the school’s 900-pupil population could be accommodated.

In 2012, the college library was totally refurbished and in 2013 a two-storey block was constructed to accommodate Form Six pupils, costing more than $3.5 million.

Fatima College is led by Fr Gregory Augustine, the first old boy to hold this prestigious post, according to the release.

Fatima Old Boys can visit the Website at for more information.