LOCAL LIFE: The triumphant return of Mardis de Grand-Case


The island's flagship event will have brought together, this Tuesday, January 31, between 6 and 000 people on the boulevard de Grand-Case during the inauguration of the 7 edition.

The great return of the Mardis de Grand-Case, pure folkloric showcase of Saint-Martin, was formalized this Tuesday with the launch of the first edition, in the company of the organizing team, officials and sponsors. Chantal Vernusse, president of Calypso Event alongside Corinne Deloche and Fabienne Merel, did not hide her joy during her speech recording the revival of this event awaited by all: "When Calypso Event took up the torch of the organization of Tuesdays of Grand-Case with the full support of restaurants and lolos, we managed to win everyone's trust despite the first difficult editions. I myself doubted the mission entrusted to us, but thanks to the support of sponsors, the media that carry us, the Tourist Office and officials, we succeeded”. Celebrating this year the twentieth anniversary of Mardis de Grand-Case, the efforts are rewarded and the pride of having an event that has acquired its letters of nobility is felt unanimously. Valérie Damaseau, President of the Tourist Office, hailed the determination and perseverance of Chantal Vernusse and her entire team, who are determined to make the Mardis de Grand-Case a lasting tourist event recognized on both sides of the island, and beyond. Also present for the inauguration, Louis Mussington, president of the Collectivity, conveyed his encouragement on behalf of the entire Collectivity, recalling that the Tuesdays of Grand-Case are now rooted in Saint-Martin culture and that all the energies of the territory mobilized in a dynamic of living together. Fabien Sésé, Secretary General representing the Delegate Prefect of the Northern Islands, Vincent Berton, meanwhile shared his happiness at participating in an event that brings together the crafts and culture of Saint-Martin, two areas dear to the hearts of the representatives of Prefecture. After the traditional ribbon cut, the parade began to the rhythm of West Indian music, of which Saint-Martin has the secret. The artists struggled a little to progress on the boulevard as the crowd was amassed to discover the show all in color and feathers. The hundred stands were taken over by onlookers, leaving the exhibitors happy to be part of this unique experience which alone represents the cultural DNA of Saint-Martin. In view of the general enthusiasm during this first issue, the Tuesdays of Grand-Case are reborn stronger than ever. _Vx

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