Pirate capers underway

| 10/11/2008

(CNS): While Pirates Week has certainly been interrupted by rain before no one can remember a Hurricane turning events upside down but that is exactly what happened this past weekend when Hurricane Paloma shut down the opening events of Pirates Week. However, with Grand Cayman escaping the worst of Paloma the week’s celebrations are underway again today but with a few schedule changes.


Dave Martins Executive Director of Pirates week said that due to flooding from the hurricane at the North Side District site, the North Side District Day will be held at the Lions Centre, going all day on Tuesday 13th November from 11am to 2am. Daytime activities will include food, entertainment, heritage displays, and children’s entertainment.  For the evening street dance, featuring IMIJ & CO there will be a nominal cover charge. “With that exception, the Pirates Week schedule for the upcoming week will be as previously planned,” said Martins.

West Bay, has kicked things off today, Monday 10 November at Boatswains Beach which will run until 8pm. Bodden Town is on Wednesday 12 from 11am to 2am with IMIJ & Co; Geroge Town (on Cardinall Avenue) on  Thursday 13 from 11am to 2am with IMIJ & Co; East End on Friday 14 from 11am to 2am with IMIJ & Co.

Martins explained that the activities postponed from the first weekend due to weather, will all take place on the final Saturday 15 November. Roads will be closed from 9am downtown on that day. Events on Saturday will include the Cardboard Boat Race at 12:30pm; pre-Landing Entertainment at 2pm; Landing Pageant at 3pm, Float Parade at 4pm, Pirate Costume Competition at 5:30pm; Festival Queen Competition at 6:15pm; Songfest at 6:45pm; Trial of the Pirates at 7:30pm; Gala Fireworks 7:45pm; Street Dance with IMIJ & Co and Jumo at  8:05pm. The 5K Road Race will now take place on Friday 14 November. However, the swimming pool events, and the 10K race will remain as scheduled.

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