Sonia Morris received the Volunteer’s Choice Award, and Odette DaCosta was named volunteer of the year as the Cayman Islands Red Cross honored a decade of hurricane recovery efforts at the organization’s 10th annual volunteer appreciation dinner, held last month at The Westin.
Cayman National Bank has signed on as the official sponsor of the “Blocko with Pan Beat Competition” on April 29 during Cayman Carnival’s Junior Batabano. “As the local community bank, Cayman National is proud to celebrate our culture and showcase the beauty of our island and talent of our people through Batabano.”
The Cross Island Relay, which started near Colliers Beach on Feb. 5, featured 98 teams and included many of Cayman’s top athletes. Straight off the bat it was Chadwick Webster (Mourant Ozannes 1) who laid down the gauntlet as he set a quick pace.
A group of young athletes are training for the challenging Off The Beaten Track 50K relay, part of the Feb. 26 ultramarathon and relay route through tropical bush, sandy beaches and the back roads of Cayman.
Some 65 children turned out for the DART Kids Gaelic Club “Start of Season Blitz” – the first training session of the year – at the Camana Bay CIS football pitch on Feb. 11. Fifteen coaches were also on hand to assist with the games.
With its usual mix of impressive tennis moves and entertaining on-court banter and antics, the annual Legends showcase was held at Festival Green in Camana Bay Friday night.
The team of Sarah Bush, Gabriella Royston, Emmi Daykin, Maddalena Polloni and Meaghan Fowler posted the highest team score in their level 4 division, earning them the first-place team trophy at the Gasparilla Classic Invitational gymnastics tournament last week.
Cameron Kirkconnell, a Master Mariner, free diver and spearfishing world record holder, will be the guest speaker at a seminar 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, hosted by the Cayman Islands Angling Club at the George Town Yacht Club.