Orange Ribbon Celebrations 2011
The finale of the month long Orange Ribbon Celebrations 2011 themed “HOME: Joint HOpes, Shared MEmories” was held on 23 July at Fort Canning Green. This year the finale event was done in partnership with the National Heritage Board as a key event of the Singapore Heritage Fest (SHF).More than 2,000 participants from all walks of life took part in the event that featured food and craft bazaars, roving cultural performances, heritage trails and cultural exhibits.
Winners of this year’s photo blurb competition “What’s Your Story?” also received their prizes at the event. Started last year, the competition calls for entries of memorable photographs and short blurbs on what friendship and racial harmony mean to people. This year’s competition centres on the theme of HOME. Of the 1,400 entries, an overwhelming number – 1,200 – were from youths up to the age of 20.
More than 2,000 participants from all walks of life took part in the event that featured food and craft bazaars, roving cultural performances, heritage trails and cultural exhibits.
Major-General (NS) Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth & Sports graced the event as the Guest of Honour and gave out prizes to the winners of the competition and led the orange light up of Fort Canning Green.
The event culminated with the Home Brewed Concert, which enthralled participants featuring performances from Singapore Idols Sylvia Ratonel, Nathan Hartono John Molina, Maggie Teng, Jatt Ali and Tania.