This past weekend thousands came out to the old football field fair ground to celebrate the Dia de San Pedro yearly activities. And although the opening night was cancelled due to inclement weather the fun did commence on Friday, June 27, with Belizean Culture at its best sponsored by Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr.
The night kicked off with the great musical rendition of the Pantempters Steel Band followed by a presentation by Miss San Pedro 1993, Mrs. Yoli Rivero. Mrs. Rivero recited a story about San Pedro written by Miriam Graniel (when she was in Std VI). The crowd was then delighted with a 45 minute presentation by The Belize National Dance Company.
On Saturday, June 28, fun continued with a special presentation by Miss San Pedro Angela Alamilla along with members of the San Pedro Dance Company. The Town Council prepared a fun-filled night with presentations by the San Pedro Dance Company, Grupo de Danza Mexicana Nicte-Ha and Mexican Singer Luis Felipe Perez. At midnight there was a grand fireworks display followed by an all night music and dance by Island Explosion.
On Sunday, June 29, a grand beach party was held on the Caliente/Pier Lounge beach with music by DJ Debbie. The culmination of the Dia de San Pedro Fishing Tournament attracted many people to the beach party and were anxiously waiting for the results of the event. And so another Dia de San Pedro Festivities came to an end. Long Live San Pedro!
Fishing Tournament Results:
It was not the best weekend for the Dia de San Pedro Fishing Tournament. Bad weather threatened to dampen the celebrations and the seas were really rough, making the fishing a bit more challenging. Nevertheless, fishermen did reel in some game fish to win some good prizes. Roberto Guerrero came in at the last hour to impress the waiting crowd with a 45 lbs Sailfish. Below are the official results:
Top Boat - $4,500 plus Trophy – Sly Dog – Captain Roberto Guerrero Sr. (527 pts.)
2nd Place - $2,500 – Cristina – Captain Alberto Bradley (65 pts)
3rd Place - $1,000 – Seaduction – Captain Elito Arceo (58 pts.)
4th Place - $750 – Aaliyah Marlee – Captain Enrique Marin (30 pts.)
5th Place - $500 – Lancha Verde – Captain Barry Bowen (22 ½ pts.)
Top Female Angler – Karen Canul aboard Fish Tales
Top Junior Angler – Emmanuel Samos aboard Sly Dog
Heaviest Sailfish – Roberto Guerrero Jr. aboard Sly Dog
Heaviest Wahoo – Gerald Leslie aboard Flying Fish
Heaviest Dorado – Alberto Bradley aboard Cristina
Heaviest Tuna – Adrian Heusner aboard Mad Storme
Biggest Barracuda – Andy Nuñez aboard Contender
Captain’s Award – Roberto Guerrero Sr. of Sly Dog
Smallest Water Vessel – Gerald Leslie – Flying Fish
1st Place Calcutta - $3,930.00 – Roberto Guerrero – Sly Dog
2nd Place Calcutta - $1,965.00 – Alberto Bradley – Cristina
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