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Double Invasion- Dominica’s first Twin Festival

Roseau, Dominica: Imagine seeing sets of twins or multiples everywhere; now
that’s a double take!
On December 2, 2023, this double-vision spectacle will become a reality with
the first-ever Twin Festival to be staged at the Old Mill Cultural Center.
The first of its kind in Dominica, the festival will be held on the heels of
National Twins Day —December 18—will bring together dozens of twins and
multiples from across the island to showcase and celebrate their uniqueness
and twin-ness.
Leandra Lander, the creative mind behind the fesƟval said, the event will not
only serve as a celebration but will be a common ground to address challenges
facing twins and triplets and parents of multiple births.
“Throughout the years, I have been inspired and fascinated by the many twins
in Dominica,” Lander posited. “However, I believe at Ɵmes we underesƟmate
that what makes them unique can be taken for granted. Hence, the onus is not
only on the medical community but the general public to understand the twins
and other mulƟples in our mix.”
As such, the two-part event will also feature a symposium on November 29,
2023, which is expected to feature international and local twin specialists, twin
medical experts, twin psychologists, and authors who will share their
passionate views and insights about the world of twins and the challenges that
they and their families face.
Cognizant of the increased risks for complications associated with multiple
births, Lander revealed that proceeds from the event will be donated to
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital
(DCFH) to aid in the quality of care provided to babies in that facility.
The event which will take on a brunch-style feel will include look-alike contests,
talent shows from the twins and other mulƟples, a photo gallery, Dominica’s
oldest and youngest twins and much more.
Whilst the Twin FesƟval is open to the public, twins and other mulƟples are
encouraged to register via the link hƩps://forms.gle/9sEdH7hzKdv7jaaN9 be
able to participate in the twins related acƟviƟes and to be included in the
official count.
Lander sounded an appeal to the business community and other potential
sponsors to support the worthy cause. She further averred, although the event
will be staged in Dominica, twins, and other multiples from across the region
are encouraged to join the festivity.
“Lovelee Things presents the festival that makes you see double, double the
fun, double the excitement, and double the enchantment. Come be part of the
double invasion at the Old Mill Cultural Center on December 2, 2023, as we
celebrate our multiples.”
For more information please contact Leandra Lander at 1(767)2458483 or via
the committee’s email address at dominicatwinfestival@gmail.com.
Lovelee Things is a growing business based in Dominica, which specializes in
event decor and the personalization of giŌs and accessories. The business has
been in existence for over 10 years and had a formal rebranding four years ago
to reflect the growth of the dynamic brand.
As a business, we make it our priority to assist our Dominican community
through contributions to impacƞul enƟƟes and causes such as in Dominica
Cancer Society, The Dominica PCOS AssociaƟon, local pageants, ELEVATE radio
show and various high school graduation and projects.
CEO Leandra Lander is a Geography Educator, former Miss Dominica and
Caribbean Queen pageants’ title holder.

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