- By Jan Critchley
Humane Society Dog Show
The BVI Humane Society will be holding its annual Dog Show and giving the dogs a chance this week to be their best four-legged selves on Saturday, 27th June at Splash Zone in Johnson's Ghut. There are lots of fancy and fun categories to enter your pampered pooch in, including Best Pedigree (large and small), Worst Behaved, Best Tricks, Best Dressed, Best Rescued Dog, Most Handsome and even a ribbon for the dog with the waggiest tail!
There will be fun for all the family with a yard sale, books & DVD stall, bar and BBQ, baked goods, pet-supplies plus the SplashZone waterslide and bouncy castle. Registration for the show starts at 1pm with judging at 2pm.
The annual event has been a fundraiser to help the Humane Society build a new animal shelter so come out and support this worth cause. You'll be barking mad if you miss it!
Fisherman's Day Anniversary
Head over to Long Bay Beach, Beef Island on Monday, June 29 and take part in the fishing and fun for the 26th annual Fisherman's Day celebrations. The fishing tournament starts at 4am and from 11am onwards there will be activities and events for all ages, including the fishing tournament judging, a fashion show and a live fish cook-off. Food and craft vendors will be present and entertainment will be provided by local DJs and bands. As this is the 26th anniversary of the event, commemorative t-shirts are available for sale. For more information and to register for the tournament please call the Conservation and Fisheries Dept on 468-2700.
The Laugh out Loud Comedy Series is here with more hilarious sketches and a brand new show hosted by Internet sensation, Majah Hype ft. Deh Mad Ras and Grandpa James. Also performing is Michael Blackson (The African King of Comedy), Santana (Trinidad Puppet Master) and Al Johnson ('Ezal' from the hit movie Friday & Players Club). The show is on Friday, 26th June at HLSCC grounds and doors open at 8pm for a 9pm start. A ferry service will be provided for attendees from VG. Tickets are $40 or $100 for VIP including front row seating, meet and greet, buffet and complimentary drinks. Get your ticket today from Bolos or call 496-8885 for more information.
Border Patrol Fun
And… Delcita is Back! The new show Border Patrol will be performed at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall (Cultural Centre) on Sunday, June 28th and showtime is 8pm. Ticket outlets are Hazim Beauty Supplies and Speedy's Virgin Gorda.
Jay Negral @ Scaramouche
Don't miss the DMC mixmaster champion, DJ Jay Negril at Scaramouche on Sunday 28th June from 6:30pm till late as he scratches and samples his way through his Deep House grooves. Get there early, much earlier in fact for their special English Brunch from 11:30 till 3pm with homemade Yorkshire puddings!! Yum. Call to reserve your table on 343-1602.
Lowell Wheatley Pursuit Race
The annual Lowell Wheatley Anegada Pursuit Race is a staple on the BVIYC's calendar and takes place from 27th to 29th June with the first start not before 10am out of Road Harbor with the finish in the Anegada Channel. The prize giving will be at the Anegada Reef Hotel from 6ish and includes a two night stay at Anegada Reef Hotel, a $50 gift certificate and, of course – plenty of beer and rum!
Also new for this year, organizers are arranging paddleboarding (downwinder) and kitesurfing (subject to wind conditions and numbers) on Sunday, 28th June. For those interested in kitesurfing, Anegada Beach Club has a kite school and will do a great reduced rate for an intro/taster. If you are interested please contact Giles, Captain of Watersports at RBVIYC on 494-3286.
Don't miss this original BVI, dance theatre production, Touch presented by the Killi Killi Arts Co. So go and enjoy a glass of wine (or two!), have an enjoyable night at the theatre and support some of the BVI's finest, young, aspiring artists performing a work created by them. Show times are 7pm on 25th & 26th June with two showings on Saturday, 27th June at 5pm and 8pm at the Killi Killi studio. Tickets are $20 each, and get yours by calling 547-6721 or 544-9791 or e-mail email@example.com.