UCCI concert to raise funds for exchange programme

| 04/04/2013

glen-inanga.gif(CNS): The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) will host its third annual Spring Concert on Saturday, 13th April, at the UCCI Courtyard. The concert seeks to develop the talent of UCCI students while raising funds for the University College’s Cultural Exchange Programme with Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Local artists KK Alese, Glen Inanga, Cayman Swing Kings and InVerse Band are all set to appear in the variety show style concert, as well as a special presentation by students of George Town Primary school, who are participating in UCCI’s Performing Arts Outreach programme.

UCCI President, Mr. Roy Bodden, said, “This year’s Spring Concert takes the fledgling UCCI Performing Arts programme to a new level. It offers a positive opportunity for participants to show growth and development and to exhibit their professionalism.”

A new addition to the concert this year is the Mr. and Ms. UCCI competition awards, a search for students who embody the ideals of the University College. Finalists will be judged in three categories: Talent, Interview and Evening Wear. Winners will receive various prizes, including cash, airline tickets courtesy of Cayman Airways, handsets from Digicel, an iPad mini from Kirk Office Equipment, and gift certificates from the Ritz-Carlton, Westin Casuarina Resort, Hollywood Theaters, Off The Peg, Boutique Ziba, Wuave Boutique, Godfrey’s Enterprises and AL Thompson’s.

Contestants will be able to attend workshops on public speaking, personal grooming & style, building self-confidence and talent development.

UCCI is appealing to the community to support this event and the exchange programme, which is intended to develop individual talents, leadership skills and an appreciation of cultural identity.

Since its 2011 inception the Spring Concert has been supported by the Caymanian Compass, dms Broadcasting, High Impact Media, Kirk Market and Fosters Food Fair. The benefit concert is presented under the patronage of UCCI Board Chair, Mrs. Berna Cummins.

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