Lwill come alive today as cultural troupes from around the state converge on the Regatta Village, situated at the Waterfront area on Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos, for the fourth edition of state’s annual Water Regatta.
The water-based cultural sporting and recreational activity was put together to showcase what the various coastal communities have to offer in terms of water sport, cultural beauty and aquatic splendor.
The event is part of the activities lined up to celebrate the 2013 edition of the Lagos Black Heritage Festival and is an avenue to promote the tourism potential of the state.
The regatta will consist of large fishing boats, ferries, water lightening, barges and other marine vessels adorned with each depicting the social, cultural, traditional folklores and occupational aspects of the Lagos people. “There will be a parade of floats and canoes with traditional, cultural and social troupes from all communities within the state,” the organizing committee chairman said.
He continued; “While all activities will take place on the water, there will be a lot of side attractions taking place at the Regatta Village. There is going to be a children’s fun park, music concert pavilion, comedy, live artiste performances and Disc Jockey raves.
“In terms of security, adequate provision has been made with the navy, police and ambulance boats. We are going to have participation from LASWA, All Boat Clubs in Lagos, Boat & Ferry operators in Lagos and representatives of riverside communities.”