In light of the severe impact of Hurricane Ivan on families in Grand Cayman, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority is planning a holiday-themed Family Day at the Scholars Park in celebration of and appreciation for its employees and their families.
The Social Committee made the decision to forgo the Authority’s usual adult-only Christmas dinner, and instead host an event that would enable employees’ children to participate in the festivities. As a result of the hurricane, children’s usual activities and routines have been interrupted, which in turn has had a negative emotional effect on many, states a press release.
Managing Director of the Authority, Mrs. Cindy Scotland said, ‘Christmas is a special time of year for children, and we felt that we should include our employees children in the Authority’s celebrations, which we hope will give them a sense of return to normalcy amidst the recovery period.’
To make the day extra special, the children will receive gifts from Santa, and enjoy games, face painting, and sno-cones, among other delectable treats. Employees will also be eligible to win prizes and feast on a traditional Christmas meal.
‘Having forced many to be separated from their loved ones, Hurricane Ivan impressed upon us all a deeper appreciation for the family unit. This occasion serves as an excellent opportunity for the Authority to come together as a family to celebrate in the true spirit of Christmas,’ Mrs. Scotland concluded.