Festival to be bigger

National, Normal

MILNE Bay’s Canoe and Kundu Festival is expected to be bigger and more spectacular than ever before.
Committee treasurer Tim Seeto said yesterday that the festival from Nov 6-8, had attracted more than 1,000 participants throughout the province and would include more than 50 canoes in a panoramic display of action  in the bay.
Milne Bay Governor, John Luke has allocated K50,000 from his non-discretionary funds towards the event.
The cheque was handed over to Mr Seeto by provincial administrator, Henry Bailasi, who said he was impressed with the committee’s preparations.
The festival is set to feature cultural dance, the traditional lopo or war canoe and the Nagega or kula trading canoe from the Woodlark Islands, which could carry about 80 to 100 people at a time.
“It’s getting bigger every year and this year we want to make it different”,   Mr Seeto said .