Ucunivanua village prepares for Echo Challenge
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.