Universal Martial Arts Academy part-sponsors 2016 Dominica Carnival Queen contestant Tassia Flossaic …. Q 95 News Reporter date: January 20, 2016
Universal Martial Arts Academy has come forward to part-sponsor 2016 Carnival Queen contestant Tassia Flossaic, to the tune of $5,500. Sensei Shanna Robin, Founder & CEO of the Universal Martial Arts Academy, made the presentation this morning, Wednesday 20th January 2016. Also this morning, Colin Piper, CEO of the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) revealed that one of the other Carnival Queen contestants, has received full sponsorship from an anonymous sponsor. Piper said he was “not at liberty” to divulge the details of that arrangement.
Meanwhile, Robin said he is happy that Flossaic is receiving the part sponsorship from the Academy. “I feel privileged to sponsor Miss Flossaic, as a driven individual, who is highly motivated in accomplishing her goals and dreams, with a fighting spirit to succeed in whatever she does,” Robin said, while making the sponsorship announcement at the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) office. “She represents some of the important elements of what is taught at the Universal Martial Arts Academy. I feel honoured to support and develop our culture in Dominica today.”
He explained that the Academy would be funding the contestant’s swimwear, evening dress, and costume. “We are doing the sponsorship in three parts, total $5,500 to cover the swimsuit round, the evening dress, and the costume”. Flossaic responded gratefully, saying “The call for sponsorship is one that has been loud and clear on the airways, and I would really just like to thank Sensei Robin for answering that call, and coming on board to part sponsor me. One of the greatest gifts one can possess is gratitude, and I would just really like to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for giving me this stimulus, to contribute fully to Carnival this year.”
She added, “I look forward to representing myself and the Universal Martial Arts Academy. I promise to put my best foot forward, and do my best to represent all of Dominica. Thank you all, again. I really appreciate it. God bless you and your institution”. With the Miss Dominica show just over two weeks away, the DFC is still appealing for sponsorship for Tasia Floissac, 22, of Castle Comfort; Abigail Shillingford, 19, of Goodwill; Britney Pharoah, 22, of Grand Bay; Nawana Shillingford, 25, of Loubiere; Mernel Christmas, 19, of Campbell and Judy Toussaint, 20, of San Sauveur. The Pageant takes place on February 5th 2016.
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