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Haitian Caribbean Heritage Festival 2016
EVENT POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 9-11, 2016
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The Haitian Caribbean Heritage Festival (HCHF) is celebrating the 9th anniversary of the unveiling of the Haitian Memorial Monument in Savannah Georgia that was dedicated to the Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue on December 9-11, 2016. This commemoration attracts thousands of people united in the celebration of Haitian culture and contribution to American history. Altogether, HCHF 2016 presents unmatched community outreach and brings awareness opportunities that create a ripple effect felt throughout the year and through the Haitian and Caribbean communities. The monument of the Haitian soldiers has been placed in Benjamin Franklin Square in Savannah, Georgia. Across the square from the monument is the First African Baptist Church, founded by slaves in 1773.

OBJECTIVE
Since 2007 every year from October 9th to 11th the Haitian American Historical Society has celebrated the anniversary of the erection of the Haitian Memorial Monument in Savannah in order to expand the historical relationship between Haiti and the US dated since the 18th century thought their respective revolution war. The Haitian Caribbean Heritage Festival 2016 aims to reach a larger number of attendees to promote the richness of Haitian culture and the economic opportunities in Haiti. Every year we highlight the different aspects of the Haitian culture including, dance and music. This year, we want to promote Haitian Tourism and encourage the Georgia and Florida communities to visit and to do business in Haiti by highlighting:

The contribution of the Haitian soldiers and some of the well-known masterpiece in the American independence and become closer to history.
The comparison and contrast between the two cities Savannah (Georgia, USA) and Cap-Haïtien ( Haiti) by putting emphases on their historical and political contexts, their colonial architectures, and their costal positions.
A glance of the Haitian Cultural riches, the capacity to attract tourists, and the different opportunities to do business in Haiti

THE ECONOMIC IMPACT
We already know the economic impact of the Haitian Memorial Monument in Savannah Ga., according to the latest statistics, the area around the Haitian Monument, has seen an increase in hotel room occupation and rental of empty stores and buildings, that can be directly attributed to the project, since this increase is noticeable after the unveiling of the monument. In numbers this impact is estimated at the last inquiry at $10,000,000.00 according to the Savannah tourist bureau.

FESTIVAL FACTS
Festivals and events play a key role in attracting visitors, supporting jobs, and generating economic activity while enhancing our quality of life in communities across Ontario,” states Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism and Culture in Toronto, Canada. Gary Masters, FEO’s Executive Director, adds: “Whether it is a festival engaging the local population or a world-leading best-in-class event, this research verifies that investing in festivals and events is a smart business decision.”

SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS

  • SILVER SPONSOR
    $5,000
    • Hotel room – 2 nights
    • Exclusivity at Festival
    • Commemorative Brick Engraved
    • Back page ad in program book
    • Recognition in multi-media promotion
  • PLATINUM SPONSOR
    $10,000
    • Hotel room – 2 nights
    • Exclusivity at Festival
    • Commemorative Brick Engraved
    • Back page ad in program book
    • Recognition in multi-media promotion
    • Recognition award during program
    • Opportunity to display corporate materials, products, and information at a table

FESTIVAL AGENDA

FRIDAY DECEMBER 9th, 2016
• 10:00am – Haitian Parade from Jewish Cemetery to the monument site in Franklin Square
• 11:30am – Brunch
• 4:00pm – Conference at The Civic Center

SATURDAY DECEMBER 10th, 2016
4pm – Haitian Heritage Festival
• Performances by:
• Dance troupe from Haiti
• Tabou Combo
• T-Micky
• Ayabonmbe
• Dance Workshops
• Drum Session Workshop
• Local Jazz Band
• Folk dancers

SUNDAY DECEMBER 11th, 2016
8:00am – Depart St Augustine
4:00pm – Arrive In Miami