Coat of arms road show visits Sister Islands

Carmela McLean shows off her coat of arms couture as Heritage Day MC Quincy Brown peruses a document outlining the national symbols of the Cayman Islands.

The Cayman Islands coat of arms road show has crossed the water to the Sister Islands, where islanders and visitors on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are learning about the 60-year history of the national symbol.

The coat of arms was featured prominently at the Cayman Brac Heritage Autumn Festival earlier this month. The road show has now moved on to Little Cayman, where it can been seen at the National Trust House until Oct. 27.

As well as learning more about the coat of arms, visitors and residents on Cayman Brac were treated to a variety of flavors and music and local heritage at the annual festival, which was held on Oct. 12-14. The event included a gospel concert that featured visiting international tenor Steve Higgins and local talent, Elroy Stewartson, Shionna Clarke and church choir groups.

A Heritage Day was also held and featured the Cayman Islands Folk Singers, steel pan band ‘Pan N Riddim,’ a fireworks display, a heritage market, art workshops, open mic poetry readings, and much more.

The festival wrapped up with the annual Old Fashioned Evangelistic Service.