(Grand Cayman – 16 April 2012) The streets of Cayman are once again getting ready to be filled with the rhythms of the steel pans and the electrifying atmosphere of the 2012 Cayman Carnival Batabano. This colourful celebration is not just for the adults but is also a unique experience for Cayman’s youth.
One of the highlights of these festivities is the Junior Carnival parade and family fun day. Set as the kick off event for this year’s carnival the parade is slated for Saturday, 28 April. Now in its 10th year the Junior Carnival parade will feature eight different local schools and host its own private band comprised of various schools across the island.
Being an avid supporter of the arts in the community Butterfield has once again jumped on board to be a major sponsor of this year’s Junior Carnival.”We strive to support artistic expression and creativity in our community and fully support the efforts of the Junior Carnival initiative in continuing to encourage our youth in a positive way”, said Butterfield’s Rebecca Ebanks.
A first this year is the introduction of the “Pan in a Rage” steel band competition which will be one of the highlights of the day. Carnival youngsters will also perform choreographed footwork as part of the event competition. Other activities such as mask decorating, face painting, and a music and song competition will also be featured.
Carnival Organiser Donna Myrie commented, “With the continued financial support of Butterfield, Junior Batabano continues to grow. This sponsorship not only assists us to provide free of charge costumes for the schools participating in the annual costume street parade but also enables us to make a financial contribution to the schools involved. Our committee remains grateful to Butterfield for their contribution to this cultural tradition.”
The Junior Carnival street parade kicks off from the Lawrence Thompson Blvd, and then loops around Camana Bay where in will conclude with the students performing on stage for final judging. The carnival promises to be a delight to watch and all are encouraged to come out and help make this year the biggest yet.
Media Contact: Rebecca Ebanks Tel: (345) 815 7797, Email: Rebeccaleolin.email@example.com