Press Release from Guam Waterworks
Please find below Press Release from PWWA's Pacific Utility Member, Guam Waterworks with regards to Guam hosting the Pacific Festival in 2016 and their interest in hosting 10th Pacific Water Conference and Expo in 2017.
As you all know Guam is hosting FestPac next year hopefully in 2017 Guam can host PWWA I hope this trip to Guam will begin the seeds of that!
Heidi M. Ballendorf, Public Affairs Director Consolidated Utility Services, Guam Waterworks
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“Meeting with the delegation from New Zealand reminded me of the spirit of the Festival of Pacific Arts. Which solidifies the idea that in this vast Pacific Ocean, there exists a united effort to reduce the erosion of Pacific cultures and traditions. We are all very excited for FestPac 2016!”
— Governor Eddie Baza Calvo
Governor, delegation discuss FestPac 2016
In a meeting this afternoon with representatives from New Zealand, Governor Eddie Baza Calvo exchanged thoughts on the location of the festival grounds, and ideas on how to ensure the success of next years 12th Festival of Pacific Arts: What we own, what we have, what we share — United Voice of the Pacific.
From May 22 through June 4, 2016, Guam will host approximately 2,500 artists from 27 Pacific Island Nations during the 14-day cultural celebration. This will be the largest event to hit the island’s shores since the 1999 South Pacific Games.
”We look forward to sharing all the artwork, listening to music from different shores, and building a community through kinship,” Gov. Calvo stated. “As we come together and discover our similarities, it is also important that we accept and embrace our differences.”
Guam made its bid to host the 12th FestPac and was awarded the honor at the 10th Festival in American Samoa, in 2008. It wasn’t until July of 2012, at the 11th FestPac, when Guam officially received the festival flag.