Ucu­ni­vanua vil­lage pre­pares for Echo Chal­lenge

Fiji Sun - - Nation - Maika Bolatiki

The peo­ple of Ucu­ni­vanua Vil­lage in Ver­ata, Tailevu are pre­par­ing for the 2019 Fiji Echo Chal­lenge. Vil­lage head­man Ratu Se­vanaia Ver­ata said some youths were em­ployed by the or­gan­is­ers to clear the site where the 70 ca­noes would be kept.

“I’m keep­ing their weekly time sheet and I hand it over to the or­gan­is­ers for the wages to be worked out,” he said.

He said they had been told that the 70 ca­noes would be used by the par­tic­i­pants from Bure­sala, Ovalau to pad­dle across to Ucu­ni­vanua. Prizes: $100,000 – 1st Place; $50,000 – 2nd Place; and $25,000 – 3rd Place

This is the sec­ond echo chal­lenge in Fiji the first was in 2002.

The 2019 Eco-Chal­lenge will take place from Septem­ber 5 to Septem­ber 25, 2019.

This race will start at Draubuta vil­lage in Tailevu.

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