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Dunbar welcomes Rwandan athletes

Members of the Rwandan Commonwealth team visit Dunbar Community Kitchen, where a tree is planted to commemorate their visit.

Members of the Rwandan Commonwealth team visit Dunbar Community Kitchen, where a tree is planted to commemorate their visit.

Members of Rwanda’s Commonwealth Games team were guests of honour at a welcome supper hosted by Dunbar Community Kitchen.

More than 100 people attended the event earlier this month, held in the Bleachingfield Centre which had been decorated with Rwandan flags made by children from the Countess After School Club.

A three-course dinner included specialities of both countries, such as cullen skink and Rwandan chicken stew pies.

Traditional Scottish entertainment was provided for the guests by local youngsters Katie Holton on pipes and Struan Young on accordion.

After dinner the tempo really picked up with a drumming band getting everyone on their feet to learn a few African dance moves.

Eleanor Coner, chairman of Dunbar Community Kitchen, said: “We are delighted that so many local people came out to welcome the Rwandan team and a great night was had by all.

“Our thanks go out to the staff and the volunteers who worked hard to make this a memorable night for Dunbar.”

To mark the supper the team’s stay in East Lothian, the Rwandan High Commissioner sent a gift of a rowan tree, which was planted during the evening.

An exhibition of Rwandan paintings is being held in the Bleachingfield Centre until the end of the month.

 

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