Wet weather cancels weekend events

Wet and windy weather anticipated for this weekend has led to the cancellation or postponement of several events, including a launch ceremony for the coat of arms celebrations, a sea swim and a fire truck pull.

The government announced Friday afternoon that its “Celebrate Cayman” launch ceremony, scheduled for Monday, May 28, has been postponed. It will be held instead on Monday, June 4.

The ceremony will mark the official start of year-long national celebrations to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Cayman Islands coat of arms.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. on the grounds of the Government Administration Building.

“We regret having to postpone the event; however, we want to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.  We look forward to the public joining us on Monday 4 June to mark this special event, and kick start a year of celebrations for our Coat of Arms,” the Celebrate Cayman Project Team said in a press release.

Fire truck pull

Also canceled this weekend is the Kirkland Nixon Memorial Fire Truck Pull, which was due to be held at Grand Harbour on Saturday. The fundraiser, organized by the Cayman Islands Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee now will be held on Saturday, June 2.

The committee stated that a boot drive that had been scheduled to take place today, Friday, throughout central George Town, has been rescheduled to Friday, June 1.

Registration for the fire truck pull will remain open from May 27 to June 1 and organizers said new teams are encouraged to register.  Registration forms be found on the RCIPS website at https://www.rcips.ky/partnership/special-olympics/.

Butterfield sea swim

The Butterfield 800m sea swim, which was scheduled to be held at Seven Mile Beach on Saturday, has also been postponed due to the expected inclement weather over the weekend.

Organizers will announce a rescheduled date at a later time.

School fundraiser

A car boot sale at the Credit Union parking lot in George Town, to raise funds for the Edna M. Moyle Primary School, which was to be held on Saturday, has also been postponed. It has been rescheduled for June 4.

Take a Kid Fishing

Rotary Central’s “Take A Kid Fishing” event, scheduled for Sunday, has also been canceled. Organizers said the event, where primary school children get to experience fishing, will not be rescheduled as it is so close to the end of the school year.

Walk fundraisers to go ahead

The potential wet weather is not putting everyone off, however, and some outdoor events will still go ahead.

Felix’s Superhero Beach Walk, scheduled for Sunday, from Seven Mile Public Beach, will be held as planned. The event is being organized to raise funds for 7-year-old Felix Lubin, who was diagnosed in December with stage four neuroblastoma and is receiving intensive treatment at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami.

Participants are asked to dress as superheroes in a show of support for the young hero. Entry is $25. There will be prizes for most individual sponsorship money raised, best costume and best dressed family. Registration takes place at 3 p.m. at the cabanas next to Calico Jack’s. For more information on the walk, email [email protected].

Another walk, the Wind of Hope 5K, to raise funds for the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home, will also go ahead as scheduled on Sunday, May 27. It begins and finishes at Smith Barcadere, at 6.30 a.m. for walkers and at 6.45 a.m. for runners.

Entry is $20 for adults, and $10 for under-12s.

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