we gatherin 2020 calendar

A Dream Coming to Life:

On November 30th, 2018, Barbados celebrated 52 years of independence with the traditional Independence parade held at Kensington Oval. The newly elected Prime Minister, The Rt Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, in delivering her featured address gave a call to Barbadians living abroad to come home in 2020. Similar to the year of return in Ghana, Prime Minister Mottley invited all Barbadians to come home in 2020 and invest in Barbados. Her invitation was not limited to only Barbadians, but anyone who was born in Barbados, lived in Barbados, visited Barbados, loves Barbados, or has a connection or affiliation with Barbados.

We Gatherin’ Schedule

The festivities will feature a different parish each month and each parish will focus on a specific theme. Barbados has 11 parishes so starting from January to November, one parish will be highlighted, starting in the north of the island in January and move towards the south. This will then be followed by a nationwide celebration in the month of December. There are loads of events in the coming months from a spectrum of categories, see below.

We Gatherin’ Barbados Anthem

We Gatherin’ Anthem is sung by Bajan artists such as Red Plastic Bag, Peter Ram, Alison Hinds, Edwin Yearwood, Lil Rick, Carole George, Marvay, Mole and Lead Pipe. The anthem promotes the initiative while inviting Bajans abroad to come back home

See The We Gathering 2020 Calendar

We Gatherin' 2020 Barbados

    Haggatts Plantation Yard, St. Andrew

    16 Aug, 2020

    Hike Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados.

    Along the way you will meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.

    To get to the starting point of the hike:
    A few hundred yards south of Belleplaine – park in the old factory yard (not the Soil Conservation Station).

    Hike Times: 6:00 am and 3:30 pm

    Barbados National Trust Hikes

    The hikes are always FREE but donations are welcome towards the work of the Barbados National Trust (preserving our built and natural environment).

    Place
    All hikes start and finish at the meeting place.
    There is a printed booklet with a calendar of the year’s hikes available from the National Trust at Wildey House, Wildey, St. Michael

    Dress
    Loose clothing, comfortable hiking boots/sports shoes, sunscreen, hat. Bring your camera and a bottle of water. Refreshments are on sale after the Hikes.

    Advice for first-time walkers
    The sun is hot!  You will get tired more quickly than you think.
    The best thing to do is to go on the Stop ‘n Stare on your first hike.
    If you’re comfortable with that, work your way up.

    Hike Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados.

    Along the way you will meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.

    To get to the starting point of the hike:
    Park opposite the Holetown Police Station.

    Hike time: 6:00 AM and 3:30 PM 

    Barbados National Trust Hikes

    The hikes are FREE but donations are welcome towards the work of the Barbados National Trust (preserving our built and natural environment).

    Times
    All morning hikes start at 6:00 a.m.
    Afternoon hikes (Stop ‘n’ Stare only) start at 3:30 p.m.
    The Moonlight Walks start at 5:30 p.m., you are advised to bring a torch to these walks.

    There is a morning hike and, in addition, either an afternoon hike or a moonlight walk on every hike date EXCEPT the date of the Great Train Hike.

    Place
    All hikes start and finish at the meeting place.
    There is a printed booklet with a calendar of the year’s hikes available from the National Trust at Wildey House, Wildey, St. Michael

    Dress
    Loose clothing, comfortable hiking boots/sports shoes, sunscreen, hat. Bring your camera and a bottle of water. Refreshments are on sale after the Hikes.

    Walk Descriptions
    In the morning, there are four hikes of different pace.
    All hikes last approximately 3 hours., but…..
    The Stop ‘n’ Stare group walks for 5-6 miles,
    The Medium group 8-10 miles,
    The Fast Medium group 10 to 12 miles, and
    The Fast group 12-14 miles.

    Advice for first time walkers
    The sun is hot!  You will get tired more quickly than you think.
    The best thing to do is to go on the Stop ‘n Stare on your first hike.
    If you’re comfortable with that, work your way up.

    Silver Sands, Christ Church

    04 Oct, 2020

    Hike Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests, and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados.

    Along the way, you will meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.

    To get to the starting point of the hike:
    Heading east on Highway 7 on Oistins Main Rd, veer right after passing the court building. Continue on the main road heading east until you reach a small roundabout.  Keep heading east.  Turn right into Ealing Grove road just before Roy Smith’s Shop. Continue south until you reach a playing field on your right.  Park in the area near the public bath.

    Hike Times: 6:00 am and 3:30 pm

    Barbados National Trust Hikes

    The hikes are FREE but donations are welcome towards the work of the Barbados National Trust (preserving our built and natural environment).

    Times
    All morning hikes start at 6:00 a.m.
    Afternoon hikes (Stop ‘n’ Stare only) start at 3:30 p.m.
    The Moonlight Walks start at 5:30 p.m., you are advised to bring a torch to these walks.

    There is a morning hike and, in addition, either an afternoon hike or a moonlight walk on every hike date EXCEPT the date of the Great Train Hike.

    Place
    All hikes start and finish at the meeting place.
    There is a printed booklet with a calendar of the year’s hikes available from the National Trust at Wildey House, Wildey, St. Michael

    Dress
    Loose clothing, comfortable hiking boots/sports shoes, sunscreen, hat. Bring your camera and a bottle of water. Refreshments are on sale after the Hikes.

    Walk Descriptions
    In the morning, there are four hikes at different paces.
    All hikes last approximately 3 hours., but…..
    The Stop ‘n’ Stare group walks for 5-6 miles,
    The Medium group 8-10 miles,
    The Fast Medium group 10 to 12 miles, and
    The Fast group 12-14 miles.

    Advice for first-time walkers
    The sun is hot!  You will get tired more quickly than you think.
    The best thing to do is to go on the Stop ‘n Stare on your first hike.
    If you’re comfortable with that, work your way up.

    Roberts Manufacturing, Lower Estate, St. Michael

    08 Nov, 2020

    Hike Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados.

    Along the way you will meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.

    To get to the starting point of the hike:
    Roberts Manufacturing Carpark.

    Hike Times: 6:00am and 3:30pm

    Barbados National Trust Hikes

    The hikes are FREE but donations are welcome towards the work of the Barbados National Trust (preserving our built and natural environment).

    Times
    All morning hikes start at 6:00 a.m.
    Afternoon hikes (Stop ‘n’ Stare only) start at 3:30 p.m.
    The Moonlight Walks start at 5:30 p.m., you are advised to bring a torch to these walks.

    There is a morning hike and, in addition, either an afternoon hike or a moonlight walk on every hike date EXCEPT the date of the Great Train Hike.

    Place
    All hikes start and finish at the meeting place.
    There is a printed booklet with a calendar of the year’s hikes available from the National Trust at Wildey House, Wildey, St. Michael

    Dress
    Loose clothing, comfortable hiking boots/sports shoes, sunscreen, hat. Bring your camera and a bottle of water. Refreshments are on sale after the Hikes.

    Walk Descriptions
    In the morning, there are four hikes at different paces.
    All hikes last approximately 3 hours., but…..
    The Stop ‘n’ Stare group walks for 5-6 miles,
    The Medium group 8-10 miles,
    The Fast Medium group 10 to 12 miles, and
    The Fast group 12-14 miles.

    Advice for first time walkers
    The sun is hot!  You will get tired more quickly than you think.
    The best thing to do is to go on the Stop ‘n Stare on your first hike.
    If you’re comfortable with that, work your way up.