Members of two groups were among those who visited Guyana this month as further examples of increased Canadian interest in Guyana Tourism. On Thursday March 8, a 13 member Transzac Cricket Academy U-17 Squad, under the management of Guyana-born Coach Sheriff Bodhoo, left Toronto, Canada for Guyana on a ten day cricket tour. Two days later, On Sunday March 11, a twelve member group of Canadian photographers, managed by the Guyanese-Canadian Tourism Council’s President and seasoned Travel Agent Syed Rayman, similarly left Toronto for a ten day tour of Guyana that included visits to several of the country’s interior attractions.
The Tranzac Under 17 team which included Ashton Deosammy, the very promising cricketing son of Guyanese parents who recently represented Canada at the ICC Under 19 World Cup, were scheduled to play eight matches against Guyanese opponents during their ten day tour. The scheduled matches included a fixture against the Georgetown Cricket Club at the famous Bourda Oval, which during its heyday was widely regarded as one of the world’s best cricket grounds.
The Syed Rayman led group of mainstream Canadian photographers also had a very packed itinerary scheduled, with visits to many Guyana’s well known interior locations. Kaieteur Falls, the Baganara and Iwokrama Resorts and Lake Mainstay were among the attractions listed for visits as part of the touring Canadian photographer’s itinerary.