Skål International President, Mok Singh, will be travelling from America to attend the 60th Skål UK National Assembly, which will be hosted in Guernsey.
Apart from various meetings and events to be held during the three-day assembly, visitors will have the opportunity to witness the firing of the noonday gun at Castle Cornet, a local tradition since the early years of the 18th century when it was used to re-call soldiers to their barracks.
Nowadays, a popular tourist attraction, the gun is fired accompanied by music, ceremony and guards in scarlet uniforms.
On April 20, VisitGuernsey will be hosting a vin d’honneur for Skål at the castle and both Mok Singh and national president, David Lord, will assist in the cannon-firing.
Assembly attendees will be able to explore the town of St Peter Port in the afternoon or explore the island at leisure. Skål members will also have the opportunity to join an informal fancy-dress evening on the Friday and to wear regalia and black tie at the more formal event on the Saturday when Guernsey’s Bailiff, Richard Collas, will be the local guest of honour.
The event will be rounded off by the traditional lowering and handing over of the Skål flag on the Sunday.