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The Annual Grand Cayman Orchid Show Is Back!

Mark your calendar right now: the annual Orchid Show is coming to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park on Saturday, March 30th and Sunday, March 31st, 2019. This annual festival is a must-see for anyone who grows the timeless blooms, as well as those who simply adore nature or want to get as much out of their Grand Cayman experience as possible. The show goes from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on both days and costs $8. Children under 12 get in free. This event is in partnership with the Cayman Islands Orchid Society.

 

The Show

 

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park features 10 of the 28 recorded orchid species found on the Cayman Islands. Four of these orchids are found nowhere else on the planet. This makes the annual Orchid Show one you will never forget. In addition to the exhibition of locally-grown wonders, you will get to purchase imported specialty orchids, most of which should be blooming during the show. Conservation of native orchids is the heart of this festival, and your support goes towards creating an orchid garden within the botanic park. Professional orchid gardeners will also be on hand to provide the latest tips for cultivating and maintaining these eternally fascinating flowers.

 

In addition to educational presentations and hundreds of gorgeous orchids to marvel at, this festival provides barbecue fare to sink your teeth into. And what’s a local festival without local culinary magic?

 

The Details

 

Find this captivating botanic park off of Frank Sound Road. Keep in mind the barbecue will be available from 11 am to 3 pm only. Botanic garden staff also recommend coming early to “avoid disappointment” such as long wait times and a lack of food. Waiting too long to patronize the event can also mean the orchids you want to purchase are gone, so come early and ready to give your eyes, heart, and mind a real treat!

 

Your Grand Cayman Visit

 

This show is one of many fantastic events during the month of March. Whether you experience the Orchid Show or any other happening unique to Grand Cayman, you are giving yourself a cultural experience you will remember always.

 

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  • February 28th, 2019

Walk & Wag Fun Run On Grand Cayman

On Saturday, October 14th, the Cayman Islands Humane Society hosts its Walk & Wag Fun Run, a Grand Cayman event that will raise money and awareness of animals in need. From 7 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Cayman Islands locals and visitors (furry friends included) will walk, wag and run for a good cause.

 

All of the proceeds of this fun gathering of people and animals benefit the Cayman Islands Humane Society, an organization that has helped shelter, feed and care for abused and homeless animals for more than 43 years.

 

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. on event day. The price for entry into Walk & Wag Fun Run is CI$25.

 

The Walk & Wag Fun Run on Grand Cayman begins on Safehaven Drive just a short distance from South Bay Beach Club. Join animal loving residents and tourists, athletes and just people pledging their time and money, and support the importance of neutering and spaying to end overpopulation of Cayman Island animals.

 

All pets are welcome at the Walk & Wag Fun Run.

 

About the Cayman Islands Humane Society

 

The Cayman Islands Humane Society formed in February of 1972 when a winter island visitor named Dr. Wallace R. Eagle placed an ad in the Caymanian Weekly. He urged and invited all people interested in forming a humane society to attend a meeting where interested parties would discuss ways to alleviate the suffering of abused and homeless animals.

 

Just 2 days later, roughly 16 locals gathered to begin the groundwork for the launch of the Cayman Islands Humane Society and many others showed interest in helping. Initially, the association was an informal one with membership. In November of 1973, the Cayman Islands Humane Society was incorporated as a non-profit.

 

During the early years of the Society, volunteers boarded animals and some pets stayed at Cheval Ranch for their temporary home. A Thrift Shop opened in 1975, behind the public library in a rent-free building, as a way to earn money for the animals.

 

From 1994 to 1997, the Cayman Islands Humane Society rented premises on North Sound road. When that structure was auctioned off in 1997 under bank foreclosure, the Society was able to buy their space due to large pledges from two primary donors.

 

The Cayman Islands Humane Society today houses 37 dog kennels, a room just for puppies, a surgery room and a recover space. There is also a large cat adoption area, a playroom, and a quarantine space.

 

To learn more about the Walk & Wag Fun Run and the Cayman Islands Human Society, contact the Society or come talk to one of our friendly staff members.

 

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  • September 25th, 2018

Gamers Bay 3: Video Game & Technology Convention

Gamers visiting Grand Cayman this September can participate in and watch Gamers Bay 3, the third annual video gaming tournament and convention in the Cayman Islands.

 

The event takes place on the 29th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Camana Bay, a lively small town that serves as a gathering spot for locals and tourists. Gamers Bay 3 will be a place for gaming aficionados to show off their talents, connect with other gamers, and watch the best in the industry compete for prizes.

 

A culmination of gaming presentations, exciting activities, and competitive gaming, Gamers Bay 3 is a new type of entertainment on Grand Cayman, and it’s an event that draws young and old.

 

About Gamers Bay 3

 

Gamers Bay 3 is a free opportunity for the public to watch gaming competitions and discuss the top games on the market today. Competitors pay a fee to square off against the best, playing titles like Call of Duty World War II and SUPER SMASH BROS.

 

This event ties into the Cayman Islands’ National Youth Policy on several levels, as it’s a fun opportunity for young people in gaming to gain exposure and build confidence. Today’s gamers create cultural identity and strengthen social bonds through the activity.

 

Gamers Bay events have previously been connected with charitable organizations, including Feed our Future Foundation, whose mission is to end child hunger and support intellectual growth in the Cayman Islands.

 

The last Gamers Bay event, held in October of 2017, had more than 60 competitors and 500 spectators. This year’s event coordinators are looking to increase exposure and participation in the 2018 event and are actively reaching out to gamers between the ages of 16 and 45 in hopes of drawing them into the convention.

 

Details

 

Venue: Gamers Bay 3 takes place at the Camana Bay Arc Centre

 

Console: PS4

 

Competitive Games:

 

Call of Duty World War II – Competitor Fee of $600 and Cash Prize of $5000

 

FIFA18 – Competitor Fee of $150 and Cash Prize of $1200

 

Rocket League – Competitor Fee of $75 and Cash Prize of $500

 

SUPER SMASH BROS – Competitor Fee of $75 and Cash Prize of $500

 

There will be a Cosplay Competition, and several sponsors have already committed to the event.

 

Visit the Gamers Bay website to register and learn more.

 

Date: September 29, 2018

Location: Camana Bay | 10 Market Street | Grand Cayman, George Town KY1-9006

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  • September 5th, 2018