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Kashif & Shanghai Football Tournament

Kashif Mohammed (left) and AubreyThe K&S Football Tournament is a major attraction to bring visitors to Linden. As such it presents one of our cornerstones for the development of event tourism in the Region. It dates back to 1989 when the first tournament was played – exclusively with teams from Linden. During the 90s the tournaments grew into a national and later even an international event with an increasing number of foreign teams participating.

When a K&S tournament is on, the whole City of Linden is in a “state of emergency” with parties going on everywhere, traders and showmen from Georgetown, and a lot of other activities mainly around the Mackenzie Sports Club. Traditionally, the final is played in Linden on the New Year’s Day in the late evening.

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The History of Kashif & Shanghai Football Tournament

The Idea of the Kashif and Shanghai football competition came about in 1989 as Kashif Muhammad and Aubrey "Shanghai" Major were witnessing a Boxing Day boxing card in Georgetown. At the time, Lindeners had no major sporting event to look forward to during the Christmas holidays. Kashif, who at the time was associated with the “Milerock Football Club”, got together with "Shanghai" who was with the Eagles United Football Club to organise a match between the two teams. After further discussion, it was agreed to include two other teams from the Linden town, “Botofago” and “Central Hikers Football Club”. This was the first Kashif and Shanghai football competition. In the final on New Year's Day “Milerock” beat “Eagles”, 2-1.Troy Mendonca was adjudged MVP of this tournament. This tournament was sponsored by Banks DIH limited to the tune of G$4,000.

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Boat Tariffs
The following tariffs per passenger apply for boat tours from Rockstone                                                                               Time
  • Tour around Gluck Island                             $2,000             2 h
  • Water Lily pond on Gluck Island                  $1,500             1 h
  • Ariwani Creek                                              $1,500            1 h
  • Golden Beach                                               $1,000             ½ h
 The above mentioned tariffs apply if there is at least 50% occupancy of seats.
Note: For any other destination please discuss the price with the boat captain!
 
Family A-Fair Programme
TimeStarting pointActivity
08h00Arrival; guarded parking arrangements for appr. 150 vehicles
Entry fees: children under 6 years:    Free entry
Others::                                      $300
Vehicles (reserved parking lot, guarded parking)
Ordinary vehicle                         $1,000
4x4/jeeps/bus <15 seats            $2,000 (with hanger: + $1,000)
Bus 15+ seats                            $3,000
All day  
 LandingBoat trips (minimum 4 passengers per trip)
“Golden beach”                                          $1,000 / person
Gluck Island (Victoria Regia water lily)         $1,500 / person
Long trip around Gluck Island                      $2,000 / person
Close to landingChildren’s Swing and see-saw (free)
 Decent soft rhythms as background music
AnywhereFishing
EverywhereFood and drinks, relaxing at the picnic tables, liming
09h00 –7h00
Creek
Body rafting on cork boards in the Amacoushi Creek
09h30
11h30
13h30
15h30
Arawana Lodge
Guided nature walk (short trip): $300 per person
Guided nature walk (short trip) : $300 per person
Guided nature walk (long trip) :  $500 per person
Guided nature walk (long trip) :  $500 per person
10h00 – 1h30 BleacherChildren’s competitive Games (Part 1):
Butterfly catching, sack hopping, ring fishing,
  
13h00 – 14h30 BleacherChildren’s competitive Games (Part 2): Insect catching, lemon race, can shooting.1st prize: Free entry for own and one invited family during next “Family A-Fair”
15h00 – 17h00 BleacherKids dance party
  
After 17h00Free wheeling and departure starts
 Please, fill in the prepared feedback form at the gate so that we can benefit from your invaluable suggestions

Parents may go for boat tours and nature walks while leaving their kids in the hands of the “games conductors)

 
Fish Festival

Fish Festival 2008The annual Fish Festival began in September of 2006 in the small fishing village “Rockstone” located on the western bank of the Essequibo River (The country's longest river, it rises in the Serra Acaraí, near the southern frontier with Brazil, and flows north for 1,010 km (630 mi) to the Atlantic Ocean, near Georgetown, where it forms a wide estuary), this event attracts approximately 1200 visitors both local and oversees; with just a few attraction available. The following year there was a great improvement in both visitors and events, the visitors attendance raised tremendously with many fishing enthusiast entering the fishing competitions. This runs within a 2 kilometers length of the Essequibo River with the centre attraction being Rockstone. Amateur fishing was done on the bank of the river and nearby creek.  

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