Teenagers and young adults on Cayman Brac will be treated this weekend to an array of free events as part of the Brac Spring Weekend.
Kicking off on Friday, March 10, the event is being organized by the Youth Services Unit of the Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports, and features a variety of activities, including youth forums, drone racing and sports, according to a press release.
“The Brac Spring Weekend is to empower young people in the Brac to participate and advocate for their community,” said Acting Youth Services Unit head James Myles.
“Its main goals are to encourage attendance to its two youth forums: One for high school students, and the other a breakfast forum for 17 to 25 year olds to gather and dialogue. We’re very excited by the feedback we’ve been getting about all the events we’ve planned and expect a strong turnout.”
Friday’s Brac Youth Forum begins at 2 p.m. at the Layman E. Scott Senior High School. Hosted jointly by the Cayman Islands Youth Assembly, the interactive session will encourage teenagers to discuss topics of interest as they relate to them and the community.
Next on the agenda is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at 7:30 p.m. at the high school’s basketball courts. Teams will get the chance to show off their skills with the winners earning prizes.
Starting at noon on Saturday, young people are invited to watch a drone racing exhibition by trained drone pilots on the Bluff Playfield, followed by a scavenger hunt which starts at 1 p.m. According to the release, the all-island hunt, hosted with help of the Cayman Islands Scouts, will test participants’ tracking and clue-interpreting skills.
The afternoon’s activities continue at 4 p.m. with a kickball competition open to all ages and skill levels, and entertainment by the Koalition Dance Group. After the tournament Cayman Brac FC will face off against Academy FC in an U-13 match. To round off the day, a Half-Line Kick-Off Competition will take place during the halftime of the Cayman Islands Football Association’s Division 1 match between Cayman Brac and North Side.
According to the release, food and non-alcoholic drinks will be on sale at some of the events with the proceeds going toward helping the local community.
On Sunday, a Young Adult Breakfast Forum, free to young adults aged 17-25, will be held at the Cayman Brac Beach Resort from 8:30–10:30 a.m. The breakfast discussion will encourage attendees’ to speak about topics of mutual interest.
For further information, or to register for the scavenger hunt, basketball, kickball or kick-off competitions, email [email protected] or call 943-1127.