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14 June 2021, 12:30

Vytoki festival draws hundreds of visitors in Kobrin

KOBRIN, 14 June (BelTA) – The Vytoki cultural and sport festival in Kobrin drew hundreds of local residents and guests from other towns and districts of Brest Oblast, BelTA has learned.

Kobrin hosted the festival on 10-12 June. Suvorov Park turned into a large interactive venue. There were a lot of creative and sports sites. Anyone could take part in competitions and contests, try their hand at different sports. The festival hosted a food court, a family recreation area and an exhibition and fair of Belarusian brands. Local artisans also had a fair of their products.

"Vytoki is a multi-brand event uniting sport, history and culture. Kobrin is the third town to host this festival. It was already held in Lida and Orsha. We tried to make our holiday a little different to emphasize our own features. I hope that next year, when the festival becomes traditional, we will prepare an even better program to attract more children, to discover more talents and guide them in the right direction," said Brest Oblast Governor Yuri Shuleko.

Most of the sites were dedicated to sports as the day was called "Vytoki. A Step Toward the Olympus”. Despite the hot weather, the children had a lot of fun.

“It's a wonderful festival, a family event. It's like almost the whole town is here. We toured the festival and saw how children's eyes are sparkling. It's just great. I even had goosebumps, because in our time we did not have such opportunities,” the famous football player Alexander Hleb shared his impressions. He said that if one of the kids asks for a football clinic, he will not refuse. "In my opinion, sports federations should pay more attention to the regions. A lot of talented guys are here, its just that they are not always noticed. The fact that they are noticed and believed in gives them an incentive to grow faster. I remember when our football school hosted Valentin Belkevich and Aleksandr Khatskevich. It was a big event for us. We saw what they achieved and wanted to do the same," the athlete said.

In the afternoon, the festival moved to the amphitheater to honor the winners of the singing contest. The best young artists of the Brest Oblast were also rewarded on the same stage. The festival program wrapped up with an evening gala concert featuring popular artists.

Photos by Vadim Yakubyonok

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