Formula 1 Fans in the Cayman Islands had another racing treat watching the Canadian Grand Prix, which Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel took in dominant style.
The German’s closest rival Fernando Alonso beat Lewis Hamilton to second place and Red Bull’s Mark Webber was fourth.
The only negative aspect about the race was the death of a track marshal in a tragic accident.
F1FCI packed into the Lone Star Bar and Grill to watch the race and contribute to charity at the same time.
Membership is free, but a minimum $2 charitable donation – this time for the Humane Society – is expected and everyone is entered in a free raffle for a cool prize. Meals On Wheels were the beneficiaries of the first collections from the Formula 1 club.
Carolyn Parker, president of the Cayman Islands Humane Society, and Lulu, a female rescue puppy looking for a good home, attended the screening.
Even the F1FCI club’s youngest members are totally committed. The week before, instead of asking for gifts, 8-year-old birthday girl Alexia Bromfield requested that her friends purchase items to give to the Humane Society. The thoughtful gesture yielded roughly $200 worth of products for needy dogs and cats.
Club organiser Danny Roach said: “Thank you everyone for coming out to watch the race. It was the last F1 fundraiser benefitting the Humane Society, and we did very well.
“We raised $327 in cash and well over $200 in shelter supplies and pet food, bringing our three race total funds raised in cash and donations to $1,150.
“Congratulations to all the winners of the door prizes which came from H&B ESSO, Vanity Salon, Cayman Distributors, Automotive Art and Agave Grill.
“As usual, chef Eddie made a delicious-themed lunch which included Montreal culinary favourites, Poutine with real cheese curds, traditional homemade Tourtière and Montreal Smoked Meat sandwiches.”
There were over 50 F1 race fans at the Montreal viewing. The next race is the British Grand Prix, at Silverstone, on 30 June, 9am screening, again at Lone Star and the Cancer Society will be the recipient of monies collected.