Community Calendar

TUESDAY, 7 APR. – ONGOING

NCVO DONATION APPEAL
The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures and curfews, have had a significant impact on NVCO operations. To help them continue their provision of school meals to those who need, they need the public’s help. To donate funds to the NCVO visit ncvo.org.ky. Funds go directly to children in NVCO’s care. Keep up to date with virtual fundraisers by liking the NCVO Facebook page.
Once permitted, the public can also support the NCVO by donating food to school students and the Group Home, and volunteering to beautify the Group Home by painting, gardening and carpentry. They could also contact 3 Girls & a Kilm at [email protected] and paint a Love Bank for the NCVO, which will be used to collect funds. Please call 525-2797 or email [email protected] for more details. 

10 JUNE – ONGOING

The Passport and Corporate Services office will open 2 days a week, Wednesday and Thursdays starting 10 June from 9am to 1pm. The opening will facilitate persons needing collecting passports that have returned from HMPO but will not be accepting new applications at this time. The Passport & Corporate Services Office will contact persons whose passport has returned and is ready for collection. Persons should show up for collection on their last name letter days and should wear a face covering or mask and adhere to the social distancing measures. While this opening is for collection, the office will continue to offer services for medical emergencies as necessary. Contact passport&[email protected] or 943-7678 for more information.

3 SEPT. – 30 SEPT.

CONQUER COVID-19 RUN/WALK
The Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA) annual charity run goes virtual for 2020. Dubbed the Conquer Covid-19 Run/Walk, the event will benefit Resilience Cayman. Resilience Cayman is a volunteer-led initiative managed by the Chamber of Commerce. The programme has provided food support, financial coaching, intern placements and support for farmers. Launched in 2013, the annual run has raised more than $35,000 for local charities including the Cayman Islands Red Cross, Special Olympics Cayman Islands, the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre and the YMCA. The event is open to the everyone, and participants are encouraged to run or walk in their neighbourhood, on their treadmills, or wherever their journey takes them! To register, visit www.ciipa.ky, then complete your race by the end of September and submit your photos and your time. All participants will receive a souvenir tech shirt. Organisations wishing to sponsor can email [email protected]. To learn more about Resilience Cayman, visit www.resilience.ky.

MONDAY, 21 SEPT.

BODDEN TOWN POST OFFICE REOPENS
As of Monday, 21 September 2020, the Bodden Town Post Office will reopen to the public. Open hours are Mondays – Thursdays 9am – 4pm, and Fridays 9am – 4.30pm until further notice.

WEDNESDAY, 23 SEPT.

The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) wishes to advise the public that the inspection pit at its Crewe Road location will be closed indefinitely on Wednesdays, starting September 23. The inspection pit will be open for business as usual on all other business days. There will be no changes at DVDL’s Breakers location where the inspection pit will remain open for business as usual. In addition, members of the public wishing to have their vehicles inspected on a Wednesday can visit any of the authorised private garages. The public will be advised of the re-opening of the inspection pit on Wednesdays at Crewe Road.

1 OCT. – 24 OCT.

MONTH LONG STEP CHALLENGE
The Lions Clubs of Tropical Gardens launches its Brenda Tibbetts-Lund Memorial Month-Long Step Challenge, instead of its annual walk/run, Oct 1st to 24th, 2020. Registration is now available on CaymanActive.com for $15. Participants may register beyond Oct 1st, but will not be eligible for prizes. Steps will be tracked on Cayman Active, once participants register for the competition. Participants may register as an individual, a group or a Corporate team. Registration fee of the participants will help the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens provide vouchers for women to receive Mammograms and also support survivors in our community.

Teams with the most average steps will be eligible to win the Corporate Gold Cup inscribed with the Group’s Name. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Medals will be awarded to individuals with the highest steps. All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

The first 300 registrants will receive a free Fitness Tracker. The fitness tracker distribution on Grand Cayman will take place at the Lions Den, 522 Shedden Road (Next to Mango Tree Restaurant) Mondays and Wednesdays 11am – 6:30pm and on Saturdays 11am to 2pm, starting September 14, 2020.

FRIDAY, 2 OCT.

The Cayman Islands Marketing Professionals Association (CIMPA)’s annual marketing conference and awards ceremony will be held at the Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa on Friday 2nd October. The theme is “Think Challenger” and will focus on igniting brands, building cultures and thriving.

Made up of virtual speaker sessions, a fireside chat, networking opportunities, and interactive experiences, the growing annual conference is the flagship event on the marketing community calendar.

Tickets for both events are available for purchase online now at www.cimpa.ky. Prices start from CI$250.00 (full-day conference only), and CI$150.00 (awards only) with discounts available for CIMPA members. Follow CIMPA on Facebook (www.facebook.com/caymanmarketers) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/cimpaky) for more details and updates as soon as they are released. For further information, visit www.cimpa.ky or email [email protected]

SATURDAY, 3 OCT.

SUMMER BEACH PARTY
The Cayman Music & Entertainment Association (CMEA) is hosting a COVID – free end of summer beach party at the Seven Mile Public Beach from 1PM till 11PM.

This event is free to the public and will feature the top Dj’s on the local scene including Steven King, Atom Skillz, Little John,  Fross, Martino, Neil Sam, Sherriff, Domuneek, Chuck Taylor and many more of your local favourites, all spinning a variety of musical tunes in their respective one hour slots. An hourly Dj schedule can be found on the Cayman Music and Entertainment Association Facebook page.

This is a family-friendly event and though persons are encouraged to pack their own picnic baskets and coolers. Refreshments will be on sale at the cash bar.

THURSDAY, 8 OCT.

PALLIATIVE CARE CONFERENCE
The Caribbean Palliative Care Conference 2020 will be a virtual event from 4:30 – 7:30pm, featuring local and international speakers. Register online at jasmine.ky/conference2020/.

SATURDAY, 10 OCT.

Plastic Free Cayman are holding their monthly community cleanup on Saturday October 10th at 8am in Old Man Bay, North Side. All are welcome – please bring a reusable water bottle, hat and gloves if you have them.

FRIDAY, 16 OCT.

SENIORS ROCK DRESS DOWN DAY
Join Meals on Wheels in their fight end senior hunger in the Cayman Islands by participating in an island-wide Seniors Rock Dress Down Day. They hope to see the whole island dressed in orange. Individuals, schools, companies and organizations alike can take part by coordinating a Seniors Rock Dress Down Day at their place of business or organization and coordinate a donation or purchase Meals on Wheels Ribbons ($3) a Wristbands ($2) or ‘Seniors Rock’ T-Shirts ($15). To place an order, register a Seniors Rock day or for more information, contact MOW at 769-1947 or email [email protected]

THURSDAY, 19 NOV.

CAYMAN’S THIRD ANNUAL CARIBBEAN TRANSITIONAL ENERGY CONFERENCE
CTEC 2020, organised by the Caribbean Renewable Energy Association (CREA, will bring the best of local, regional and international clean energy experience and expertise to the Cayman Islands. CTEC affords its attendees in depth insight into the Cayman energy roadmap and unique access to public and private sector leaders. The event will now take place virtually, opening up the event to a worldwide audience. Early bird tickets are now on sale.

CTEC 2020 will cover topics including the impact of COVID-19 and plans for recovery, emerging opportunities for renewable energy locally and across the Caribbean and how a green economy can ignite economic growth in the Cayman Islands.

Virtual attendees of CTEC 2020 can expect a number of new benefits due to the event taking place online. These include reduced ticket costs, the opportunity to re-watch recorded sessions, ask questions in real time, network with colleagues all over the globe in the exhibition space and live seminars.

Ticket packages are now live and are available to purchase by visiting http://ctec.energy