- By Jan Critchley
Miss BVI at Miss Universe
Miss Jaynene Jno Lewis, the crowned Miss BVI 2014-2015 is all set to represent the Territory on the international stage as she competes in The Annual 63rd Miss Universe Pageant. Hosted by Natalie Morales of the Today show and MSNBC's Thomas Roberts, the contest airs live on Sunday, January 25th at 8pm/7pm on NBC with simulcast in Spanish on Telemundo. So show your support for Jaynene and make sure you tune in to watch her compete against 90 other contestants across the globe.
It's Championship Sunday this weekend in the Marlon Penn, nine-a-side men's and women's football league. It all kicks off at 4pm at the Greenland Playing Field with the Ballstarz Women v Avengers, followed at 5pm by the Panthers playing the U15's and at 6:30pm the Ballstarz Men take on the Islanders for the men's championship. Food, music and refreshments will also be available and entry is free!
Get Creative for Farmer's Week
The Department of Agriculture is encouraging all parents and children of elementary schools in the VI to participate in the Territory's annual Farmer's Week Poster Competition. Entries should be inspired by and reflect ideas from the theme, "Youth in Agriculture – A Must! Food, Security and Cultural Sustainability – A Must!" The deadline for submission of entries is Thursday, January 29th. So get your creative talents to work and contact the department on 468-6123 for more information and guidelines.
Run/Walk Towards a Healthier VI
The Run/Walk for Health program encourages community based physical activity as a means of achieving a healthier VI. The program is comprised of 10,000 steps per day and community based walking groups to try and keep the population healthy. To find out more call the Ministry of Health and Social Development on 468-2273.
Get your tickets today for Dancing Under the Stars on Friday, 30th January at 7pm at Government House. There will be dancing, drinks food, raffle and entertainment and the benefit is to support the Family Support Network. Call them today for tickets on 494-7622 or Sole Spa on 495-2000 or e-mail email@example.com.