By Staff Writer
After successful celebrations in Grand Cayman and Little Cayman, Cayman Brac closed off the month’s long celebrations with their event as well with their celebrations spanning 3 days from Friday 25th Sunday 27th, November 2022. The event was greatly anticipated after the COVID pandemic had curtailed it over the last two years.
Kicking off things on Friday morning around 10:30 was the bumper Heritage event at Spot Bay Community Park. Residents, visitors and school children from all schools on the island thronged the park. After the official opening protocols, Mr. Adrain Falcon, Music Co-ordinator for the primary schools and students opened up the celebrations with a couple songs. Miss World Cayman Islands then brought brief remarks expressing the joy of being present to participate in the celebrations. Following her were the GimmiStory presenters from Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. They had the audience erupting many times into loud cheers and laughter as they made their renditions in poem, story and song.
Also on hand were a number of local entrepreneurs to speak. Some of them highlighted their art and craft which included mats, hats, chains and necklaces. Not to be outdone, there was a booth displaying locally grown products such as papaya, limes, lemon, and cucumbers. Many of the residents stopped by to purchase. The sno- cone vendor was a hit amongst both the primary and high school students as this helped to cool the heat of the day. One of the most exciting booths, however, was the one in which the students were seen happily engrossed in painting.
Saturday evening also had an exciting time for residents. This included the arrival of pirates at the Scott’s Dock around 5:30. The pirates’ arrival was met with tremendous applause by the crowd that gathered and even greater excitement was evident when there was an actual sword fight dramatization. There were also a number of local food booths which enabled residents to buy, eat and enjoy. The evening concluded with the main attraction of the brilliant fireworks display that captured the attention and excitement of the many children in attendance. This activity truly lit up the night sky with its kaleidoscope of colours. Around 8 p.m. the evening’s entertainment came to conclusion. Many were thankful to have this cultural celebration return.