ARK chosen as Taste of Cayman charity

Part of the proceeds from next year’s Taste of Cayman Food and Wine Festival will go to Cayman’s Acts of Kindness, known as ARK.

The organizers of the popular annual event, the Cayman Islands Tourism Association, announced this week that ARK had been chosen as the charity to benefit from the festival, which will begin on Feb. 7 in Camana Bay.

The food and wine festival is also a major fundraiser for the tourism association.

“We chose Cayman’s ARK for our charity this year because of the great work that it is carrying out in our community by helping those who are in need,” said Tiffany Dixon-Ebanks, executive director of CITA. “As stakeholders in the tourism industry and members of CITA, a part of our job is to create ‘wow’ moments and show Caymankind to the guests in our country.

“What better way to show that same care to our own Cayman community than to partner with an organization that specializes in kindness, especially toward those who are less fortunate and in need. In our opinion, it is a great fit.” According to CITA, festival-goers can donate to ARK by handing in their unused food and drink tickets. Also, those who purchase their tickets from the CITA office and make a cash donation to ARK will have their choice of one discount package from participating CITA members.

“ARK is honored to be the charity of choice for Taste of Cayman 2015,” said Tara Nielsen of Cayman’s ARK. “The funds will go directly into the local community, ‘changing lives, one life at a time.’

“Knowing that CITA is standing up for hunger and those suffering in a myriad of different ways, showing their support through sponsoring ARK proves that Cayman cares and is a big part of motivating change and acts of kindness.”

Tickets are on sale online at and at the CITA Visitors Centre on West Bay Road for a discounted price of $35 per ticket. Prices on the day will be $50.

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