This past weekend the Volunteers enjoyed a vibrant Tahitian dinner that the local activities committee put together here in Brossac. Between the three course meal there was dancing by local citizens who had taken time to train with a Tahitian woman. They wore a grand variety of costumes and danced with traditional props. The sense of community was strong that night as people danced of all ages in celebration of Tahitian culture. The audience clapped along and danced in their seats as the dancers filled up three hours with traditional music and moves, meanwhile the audience ate. The first course was a delightful dish that included rice, meat and vegetables mixed together, it was followed by a salad and banana dessert that filled us all up.
Bingo night was another fun taste of the Brossac Community that our volunteers had. None of our volunteers won, but they enjoyed every moment of the close calls and learning more french numbers. The Volunteers also attended a Flea Market held in the middle of town where over 50 stands of locals stood selling new and used goods. Some volunteers purchased new clothes, other bought books to practice their French, and even some vinyl records! It was a successful weekend here for the volunteers of La Giraudière.
You can more find photos and videos of the activities on our Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/LaGiraudierePage/
written by: Lily Eliza