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2002 Crop Over Opening Gala Lead By Team Barbados
Queen's Park Complex
July 13, 2002

The Opening Gala heralds the official start of the Crop Over festivities and got on the way with a motorcade from Government Headquarters which preceded to Queens Park. Team Barbados took the honours in leading the motorcade to the 2002 Crop Over Opening Gala. Team Barbados, comprises of the award winning machines of Ian Inniss (Street Vibes) and Charles Goddard (MR56), who brought home three medals, including a gold, from the Spring Break Nationals in Miami, Florida. They were joined by a procession of other top customised cars, which drew the attention of many onlookers as they headed through Bridgetown. On arriving at Queens Park, the Team assembled under a special tent on the park grounds, and attracted patrons of all ages.

The Team is currently raising funds to participate in the upcoming World Championships. Thanks to the collaboration of The Checkered Flag Car Shop and the Natural Cultural Foundation (NCF), the NCF granted the Team a vending stall to assist in raising additional funds for their overseas tour. In addition, the NCF has also given the Team a stall for Bridgetown Market and Grand Kadooment, on Spring Garden Highway. The stall is, believe it or not, NO.1 and will be situated at the entrance to the Fisheries Department, which is next to the Sound Stage as well. All car lovers and supporters of Team Barbados are asked to purchase all their food and drinks from their stall, during this festive season.
The Opening Gala showcased Barbadian culture through a wide range of attractions, performances and activities. They were multinational stalls, which offered great tasting foods from countries such as Cuba, China and the USA. Of course there were many great Bajan food stalls as well. Stilt walkers, calypsonians, shaggy-bear acrobats, dancing groups and pony rides are all just a sample of the many attractions offered at the Gala. Please enjoy the photos.
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