Pirates Week is gonna come around sooner
than we all think (yay) and events are already being established to whet the
appetite this weekend.
The North Side Pirates Week Committee
Presents a Family Fun Day on Saturday, 27 August, from 2pm at the Old Man Bay
Dock, explains committee chair Jay Ebanks, who says that there will be many
things to excite, entice and help people simply have a lot of laughs.
“There’s going to be a WowBall competition
– any kids from 13 to 16 can freely use them. It’s a big see-through plastic
ball that kids get in and they can walk on water. It’ll be a 50-foot course;
you can walk, crawl, roll, whatever you can do to get to the end of the course.
It’s going to be on a time trial basis so the first one to get to the end of
the course is going to be the winner.
“They will go to the Pirates Week main
event in town to represent North Side in the WowBall competition,” he reveals.
There will also be a volleyball
“It’s North Side against Cayman Brac, which
will be a really good match. We’ve been wanting it to happen but it has been
put off before because of weather conditions.”
Deliciously, there will be fish, fritters
and free swanky courtesy of officially the best chefs on island.
“It’s all going to be made up by the North
Side Pirates Week Committee, who actually won the Gimistory fish fry for best
fish, best fritters and best swanky. It’s the first time any district has won
all three categories.
“There will be refreshments all day long,”
Other attractions include rides on
waverunners, face painting, hot dogs, burgers, sodas, snow cones and more.
There will be music playing throughout, too.
“We will also have the two North Side
contestants who are running for Miss Cayman so people can come out to meet and
greet them. We will have a nice opening for them. It’s been a long time since
we’ve had contestants from North Side in the competition, so it is a big thing
for North Side.”
The event is also designed to draw people
out to come and join in the Pirates Week fun, adds Jay.
“Every year we need as much help as we can
get and the more hands we have, the better it is. People can contact me, but we
have a meeting every Tuesday night from now until Pirates Week at the Civic
Centre from 7.30 if anyone wants to get involved.
“We are planning what we want to get done
for floats, heritage days – we are willing and open to all suggestions. If
people cannot actually be up there working on the float, maybe they can sell
tickets for us, be a bartender, anything – we will turn nobody down and we have
fields that everyone can fit into.”
In the meantime, head down to the fun day
and get a taste of the excitement, inclusion and family-friendly vibe that
permeates both the North Sound and – of course – Pirates Week itself. Ahoy!
Contact North Side Pirates Week Committee
Chair Jay Ebanks on 916-4249.