The sports and cultural festival “Vytoki. A Step Towards Olympus” keeps traveling throughout the country. The second season of the festival has already been held in Rechitsa, Stolin and Novogrudok. Gorki, Mogilev Oblast, is next in line. The town will host the event on 22-23 July, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Olympic Committee.
Gorki has been the center of agricultural education in Belarus since the 19th century; students of Belarusian State Agricultural Academy have been among the best in international tournaments and university games for many years. The Vytoki festival in Gorki will begin with a traditional press tour for journalists from central and regional mass media outlets. The journalists will visit the branch of the Museum of the Soviet-Polish Military Commonwealth, as well as the Botanical Garden of Belarusian State Agricultural Academy where they will be shown the Easter ritual Valachobniki by the Parshinskie Zori team. They will also see a presentation of products by the Molochnye Gorki dairy brand.
In the Year of Historical Memory, each town hosting the Vytoki cultural and sports festival will highlight its cultural heritage. The theme of the festival in Gorki will be “Agricultural School”. A seminar “Topical issues of training athletes and ways to address them” will be held on the first day of the festival. Taking part in the seminar will be specialists from the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture, the Higher School of Coaches and sports organizations of Mogilev Oblast. The Belarusian Olympic Academy will arrange a workshop on Olympic values and achievements of Belarusian Olympians. The local Community Center will run master classes in traditional crafts. The first day of the festival will wrap up with an organ music concert by Valery Shmat.
Most of the activities of the second day of the festival will take place on the square on Yakubovskogo Street. Visitors will be able to participate in the Olympic quest, sports competitions and various challenges and receive valuable prizes. There will be sports grounds representing more than 20 sports. There will be a food court, a family recreation area and the Belarusian Brands exhibition-fair.
Visitors will be able to see a traveling exposition of the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History. The Emergencies Ministry will present its stand. A racing truck of the MAZ-SPORTauto team will arrive in Gorki. The sports competitions will be followed by a fashion show Rodnaye Modnaye featuring clothing collections of Belarusian enterprises, designers and entrepreneurs.
A junior song contest will be held on the main stage. The best young singers will receive diplomas and prizes and will also be able to take part in master classes of the country's leading mentors in the future. The festival program in Gorki will continue with an evening concert and an entertainment program starring popular Belarusian artists. The festival will wrap up with fireworks.
The Vytoki cultural and sports festival will continue in Polotsk (12-13 August) and Kopyl (26 June - 27 August). The main objective of the project is to unlock the potential of regions through sports, culture, science and education. The organizers of the Vytoki festival are the National Olympic Committee of Belarus, the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus, the Arthaos and BelBrandAudit companies.