Announcement: Glenn Fubler, founder of the Bermuda Anti-Apartheid Movements pictured 
centre, joined students from CedarBridge Academy and other members of the community yesterday to announce the events to commemorate Nelson Mandela. *Photo by Nicola Muirhead
Announcement: Glenn Fubler, founder of the Bermuda Anti-Apartheid Movements pictured centre, joined students from CedarBridge Academy and other members of the community yesterday to announce the events to commemorate Nelson Mandela. *Photo by Nicola Muirhead

Bermuda is to stage a National Celebration of the Life of Nelson Mandela at City Hall this Sunday at 4pm.

The event is a collaboration of numerous organizations and will include contributions from the Premier Craig Cannonier and Opposition Leader Marc Bean.

Organizers said in a joint statement: “While Madiba’s passing has brought some sorrow and offered a time of reflection, it also provides the opportunity to express happiness for a life well lived. Hence we are closing this week with a joy filled celebration of Mandela’s legacy, which will include spoken-word, music and dance geared towards young and old.

“In this time of Peace and Good Will to All.. we are inviting residents from Town Cut to Dockyard to join this global response. Celebrating Mandela’s unique example offers us a useful opportunity to draw from this legacy, which would benefit current and future generations.”

Organizers also highlighted The Chewstick Foundation’s Candle Light Vigil in front of their mural of Mandela as “a reflection of the power of reconciliation.” 

The vigil takes place at the Chewstick Foundation, 28 Court Street tonight at 5:30pm for 27 minutes —one for each year he was imprisoned.