To Sir Sidney With Love
Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on October 31, 2012
The Islands of The Bahamas are getting ready to kick off a yearlong celebration in honor of their 40th Anniversary of Independence—and it all starts November 2-3, 2012. Join us as we begin the weekend’s festivities with a bridge dedication ceremony in honor of Sir Sidney Poitier, a truly inspirational figure, followed by a spectacular display of fireworks and an intimate concert by Jennifer Hudson.
As an actor, director and diplomat, Sir Sidney Poitier has grown into a prominent and most influential figure for many Bahamians. Not only has he achieved many incredible feats within the film industry (he was the first black artist to win an Academy Award), but he’s also made significant contributions representing the Bahamas, first at UNESCO and later serving as Bahamas Ambassador to Japan.
As announced by Prime Minister Perry Christie, the Paradise Island Bridge—the largest in the Bahamas—will be renamed in dedication of Sir Sidney Poitier. What better way to bridge the gap between generations of Bahamians? And that’s not all! A new National Centre for the Performing Arts will also be named in Sir Sidney’s honor and Jennifer Hudson will be performing a Gala concert in the Grand Ballroom at Atlantis Paradise Island.
Join us for a weekend of celebration. Visit Atlantis, Paradise Island for more information on the weekend’s schedule of festivities. In addition the bridge dedication ceremony, one of the greatest displays of fireworks in Bahamian history and an intimate concert event, see what else there is to do on our spectacular island. This is the year to come and see why it really is better in The Bahamas.