May
30
7:00 AM07:00

The Office of the Ombudsman - Silver Invade Schools

  • The Office of the Ombudsman - Anderson Square (map)
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Project Category:
Waves: sustainability (environment and ocean)

Project Description:
The OMB team will plant 13 Silver Thatch plants on 13 schools in Grand Cayman.
The Office of the Ombudsman would like to publicise the silver thatch plant which is native to Cayman, this project will not only draw attention to this plant but will show that Cayman is also part of the global efforts to save the environment. This project will involve students, family members and members of the school community.

Special Requirements:
Shovels, soil

Participant Eligibility and Accessibility:
This is not appropriate for individuals with Special Needs (Mobility).

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May
31
12:30 PM12:30

Dart - Nurse Leila’s House Tree Planting Project

Project Category:
Thatch Rope: arts and culture

Project Description:
Born in 1899, Nurse Leila Yates was a pioneering healthcare professional in the Cayman Islands. She walked daily from West Bay to George Town to train under the island’s only doctor at the time, studying to become a home care nurse and then a midwife. Nurse Leila’s historic home, the first on Grand Cayman to have glass panes installed, was purchased by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands in 2006. In partnership with the National Trust West Bay District Committee, the Dart Arboretum recently donated a number of plants for a beautification project at the site. To further assist the West Bay District Committee in its work to preserve this important cultural landmark, Dart plans to organise a small team of volunteers to plant the donated specimens.

Special Requirements: 
Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes, sunscreen or UV-blocking clothing, hat and working/gardening gloves. Please remember to bring your reusable water bottle!

Note:
This is a project for DART employees only.

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May
31
12:30 PM12:30

Dart - Dart Family Park Beautification Project

Project Category:
Pineapple: public space usage

Project Description:
Ken Dart's belief in the importance of community parks and open gathering spaces where people can connect with nature and celebrate family and community events was the inspiration behind the public-private partnership between Dart and the Cayman Islands Government that resulted in the creation of public parks across Grand Cayman. The Dart Family Park in South Sound is one of the largest public parks in Grand Cayman and is home to the National Trust for the Cayman Islands. A quiet haven from the hustle and bustle of George Town, the Dart Family Park provides the perfect escape or venue for weekend family picnics and birthday parties. In an effort to enhance the natural beauty of the site and preserve the utility of certain features such as the life-size dollhouse, built in the style of a traditional Caymanian cottage, Dart plans to organise a team of volunteers to engage in necessary landscaping and repair works.

Special Requirements: 
Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes, sunscreen or UV-blocking clothing, hat and working/gardening gloves. Please remember to bring your reusable water bottle!

Note:
This is a project for DART employees only.

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Jun
1
6:00 AM06:00

Central Scranton Committee - Beautification Project

  • Corner: Dr Roy's Drive and Shedden Road (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Project Category:
Pineapple: public space usage

Project Description:
The Central Scranton Committee is excited to join Celebrate Cayman 60 Acts of Service. It gives us great pleasure to revisit the People of George Town's monument which is located on the corner of Dr. Roy's Dr. and Shedden Rd.
We have chosen this project with great pride because we want to encourage others in our community to appreciate what the people in George Town, especially Shedden Rd have done to build the district and we should continue to be positive in everything. Our project will consist of power washing and painting as well as shining/cleaning the name plates and bricks that currently have some of the community/district contributors names on them.

We are passionate about keeping our community clean and safe. Our goal is to enhance the monument and surroundings - we have identified. This little site is a special place to majority of the George Towner's. There is placque which was laid in July 1992, and it reads [Civic Pride Project, Proudly undertaken by the British American Financial Group, Dr. Roy`s Drive] This site is utilised when people just want to relax and watch the cars and other people pass by. It is currently maintained by Govt.

Special Requirements:
Please bring work gloves.

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Jun
1
6:00 AM06:00

KY Eco-friendly Warriors - Revitalise This Space!

Project Category:
Lion: health and wellness

Project Description:
My inspiration has been one that generates more awareness and appreciation of the fragile beauty of our environment by creating small scenic pockets in unused areas; whilst promoting health and wellness to everyone residing on our islands. This may become an encouragement for many to get outdoor and become more mobile. A walk on the beach during dawn or sunset, sitting immersed in the beauty of the sunset or sunrise or just sitting on a bench reading a book and enjoying nature. It is hoped that these small areas can be identified throughout each district on our islands. There is a sybionic link between health, wellness, and environment.
The first identified area is adjacent to the sea wall next to Mr Arthur's 7-Eleven store on North Church Street, George Town.Revitalising this small area will provide an amazing ocean view to motorists, pedestrians and vistors.

Special Requirements: Machetes, garbage bags, heavy duty gloves, heavy duty rakes, wear supportive shoes/sneakers

Participant Eligibility and Accessibility:
This project is not suitable for people with Special Needs (Mobility).

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Jun
1
7:00 AM07:00

Dart - North Sound Estates Community Park Project

Project Category:
Stars: solidarity (community engagement)

Project Description:
Ken Dart's belief in the importance of community parks and open gathering spaces where people can connect with nature and celebrate family and community events was the inspiration behind the public-private partnership between Dart and the Cayman Islands Government that resulted in the creation of public parks across Grand Cayman. In partnership with MLA Alva Suckoo, Dart plans to organise a team of volunteers to clear the vegetation and debris from land designated as Public Open Space for the potential establishment of a new public park in the North Sounds Estates area of Savannah.

Special Requirements: 
Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes, sunscreen or UV-blocking clothing, hat and working/gardening gloves. Please remember to bring your reusable water bottle!

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Jun
1
7:00 AM07:00

MS Foundation - South Sound Shade

Project Category:
Pineapple: public space usage

Project Description:
The MS Foundation of the Cayman Islands would like to create easier access and more shaded seating at the Beautiful Sound Sound park and Beach. My son is a surfer and we spend a great deal of time at the lovely spot. Over the past year or so we have noticed more families enjoying this space. The grass area has a beautiful view of the beach but it lacks seating and shade. People that suffer from Multiple Sclerosis and other diseases can have mobility issues as well low tolerance to heat. Our idea is to create one or two shaded seating areas that allow a nice view of the sea but are easy to get to from the parking area. We have also have a commitment from Jason Kennedy to paint the benches so they are another interesting and fun addition to the park area. In the past someone has planted coconut trees in certain areas that actually block the view. We would like to relocate these so they continue to grow; but allow a more direct view of the sea.

Special Requirements:
We will need digging equipment to relocate the small palm trees. We would also speak with friends from National Trust for their input on where to relocate the trees.

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Jun
1
7:30 AM07:30

Lions Club of Tropical Gardens - Enchanting the Environment

Project Category:
Waves: sustainability (environment and ocean)

Project Description:
The Lions Club of Tropical Garden is all about helping and giving back to the community. We are dedicated members serving our community with pride and joy.
We be doing repairs on a house, yard to be clean and trees to be trimmed and after we place a couple of benches at the beach. 

Special Requirements:
Gloves, boots, ladder, hammer, nail, items to trim trees, trash bag, lawn mower, rake

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Jun
1
to Jun 2

YMCA - Field of Dreams

Project Category:
Waves: sustainability (environment and ocean)

Project Description:
Help beautify a local non-profit facility that has been providing the youth of Cayman Islands with a social, physical and educational outlets since 1991. We need a team to build multiple water and trash can stations and then paint them with Cayman artistic flavor at the Field of Dreams sports complex and YMCA Teambuilding Climbing Tower.

We would like to build water and trash can stations with a Cayman artistic look at the Field of Dreams sports complex and YMCA Teambuilding climbing tower. We currently have trash cans and water coolers around the facility but we would like to have these items placed inside of wood containers that are decorated with Cayman artists designs to encourage the children to see Cayman beauty and think artistically while they stay hydrated and keep the facility clean.

The project will require individuals with experience in wood working and light construction or artistic ability to paint the completed stations. Tools provided by participants will be needed in order to complete the project in a timely manner and all other supplies will be provided by the YMCA. These small structures will be built from wood and held together with nails. They will need be water sealed for longevity and painted by artistic participants with designs that are intriguing to all of the youth that participate in activities at Filed of Dreams and represent the Cayman Islands lifestyle. 1 stations will be provided as a template.

Special Requirements:
Participants will need to be familiar with carpentry, tools and working with their hands. Artists will need to provide special painting supplies they would need to paint Cayman designs on stations. Gloves, boots or closed toe shoes, hammer, sunscreen, hat, reusable water bottle recommended. Ability to bring your own tools is a Plus!

YMCA of the Cayman Islands will provide bottled water and lunch for the volunteers.

Participant Eligibility and Accessibility:
This project is not appropriate for the following groups: Children (3-12 years) and Teenagers (13-19 years).

Comments:
Please click on the link to see an example of a water/trash station looks like. https://areteindustries.us/water-cooler-cabinets/

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Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Optimist Club of George Town - The ABCs of Bus Safety ... Action Because we Care!

Project Category:
Stars: solidarity (community engagement)

Project Description:
The Optimist Club of George Town would like to ensure the children of the Cayman Islands are safer this year by addressing the issue of bus safety.

Bus safety is of critical importance for the children who rely on transportation to and from school via school buses. This project aims to engage all members of the local community including children and the driving public.

Children play an important role in keeping themselves safe on the bus. They are responsible for their own safety and can contribute to the safety of their fellow students. When bus rules are not followed, this can cause the driver to be distracted, taking their focus off the road and may result in a injuries and road accidents. I addition, the driving public must follow the road safety rules when they encounter a school bus. Failure to stop and strictly adhere to bus safety rules can result in catastrophic accidents for students and the driving public.

The Optimist Club will host safety demonstrations to teach both students and the driving public the key safety rules to ensure safety for all. This project engages all members of the local community in this public awareness campaign.

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Jun
1
to Jun 2

Jamaica Diaspora Cayman Association (JDCA) - Painting with a Purpose

  • Frances Bodden Children's Home (map)
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Project Category:
Stars: solidarity (community engagement)

Project Description:
Jamaica Diaspora Cayman Association (JDCA) - Painting of Frances Bodden Children's Home

JDCA launched in 2017, an organization representing Jamaicans celebrating Jamaica's unique heritage and rich culture, while at the same time embracing the Cayman Islands and its culture. Embarking on the above project only solidify part of our mission in:

- participate in the development of the Jamaican Community in the Cayman Islands

- Seek opportunities to foster greater involvement of Jamaicans in the development of the Cayman Islands.

In December 2018, JDCA started the beautification of the Frances Bodden Children's Home, and continues with the painting of the building. With the help and donations from companies in Jamaica and the Jamaican community in the Cayman Islands, the JDCA will be giving the Frances Bodden home a new paint job valued at over CI$5,000.00.

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Jun
1
to Jun 2

Be the Difference: Each one, help one

  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Project Category:
Lion: health and wellness

Project Description:
The project will be called 'Be the Difference' and is to address the problem of hunger and homelessness here in the Cayman Islands. Our community is small enough that we should be able to get to the root of this problem, on an individual basis. I believe we can peel away the layers of bureaucracy and bring this down to 'each one, help one'. Instead of food banks and big organisations where victims have to go to them, this approach will be simply one where individuals travel with small supplies in their vehicle that, as and when, they encounter a situation of someone being hungry, they simply hand them a bag of groceries. My idea is that appeals can be made by the churches to involve their membership. Ask each one to have a bag of food and toiletries in their vehicle at all times. As soon as they encounter someone in need, they simply hand them the bag of supplies, then refill and start again. If a church or organisation wish to provide the supplies to their members to distribute that would be encouraged. The idea is to meet the victims where they are, instead of waiting for them to come forward. Many people are reluctant or do not have the means to reach a central location. The also allows more privacy and a degree of anonymity.

Special Requirements:
Participants will need to have access to vehicles to be able to distribute the items.

Participant Eligibility and Accessibility:
This project is not appropriate for the following groups: Children (3-12 years), Teenagers (13-19 years), individuals with Special Needs (Mobility).

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Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

Cayman Islands Crisis Centre - Quiz Night

Project Category:
Stars: solidarity (community engagement)

Project Description:
The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre is a not for profit organisation who rely on our fantastic volunteers. Without these volunteers, we would not be able to support as many people in the Cayman Islands who are experiencing domestic violence. Our volunteers give up their time every week to help in the TAYA (Teens and Young Adults) Lounge, the Emergency Shelter, the Kids Helpline and some give up their lunch hour on a Tuesday to help at our warehouse. They also assist once a month at our Warehouse Day where we offer extra support to our clients and ex-clients by way of donations that have been handed into us. We are governed by Board Members who are also all volunteers and have sub committees of volunteers who help with fundraising and marketing. Very often, our volunteers give up their valuable time at very short notice in order to provide this much needed support.
Therefore we are going to have a Volunteer Celebration on Saturday 1st June where we will invite all of our volunteers to come and celebrate with us in Estella's Place where we will have a Quiz Night with fun and games and some lovely food by way of thanking them for their continued support. Without them, many people would not receive the support they really need. Volunteers change lives!

Special Requirements: 
Anyone over the age of 21.

Participant Eligibility and Accessibility:
This project is not suitable for people with Special Needs (Mobility) or Seniors (55+ years).

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Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in The Cayman Islands - Love For All Hatred For None!

Project Category:
Stars: solidarity (community engagement)

Project Description:
A) The inspiration for this project is to highlight the different communities that make Cayman Islands their home. There are over 100 different nationalities that belong to different faiths. All have; and should have the same desire to establish peace in a society which helps develop the country for a better future.

B) The proposal is to conduct an event in which faith leaders present a common theme which educates and introduces the topic of; My faith and Loyalty to our Country (The Cayman Islands). We can have members from the; Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Islamic (NOT LIMITED TO) perspectives present a brief lecture (15-20 min) on this subject.

This event will educate and build bridges of Love and Understanding for all faith groups that belong to the Cayman Islands. Instead of having walls built that divide us as a country we can help in building these bridges, so that the community understands that we do have our differences but we have many similarities. We all desire to be ONE as humanity needs. We can learn to have an understanding for our neighbors which will help in producing a progressive and peaceful environment for all its residents.

The event aims to explore the teachings and practices of different religious and philosophical traditions, with the hope that such mutual exploration will encourage better understanding and promote harmonious co-existence among the members of Cayman's cultural mosaic.

The event would strive to shorten the gap between diverse communities, and to demonstrate that we can live together in the spirit of acceptance, harmony and compassion.

The objectives of the event is to promote interfaith respect, harmony, inclusiveness and diversity. It inculcates mutual understanding and respect between different faith traditions and philosophies of the world. It promotes respect, harmony and cohesion among all people

Events like this are nothing new for our community as we are established in over 200 countries and hold inter-faith dialogue wherever possible. Personally, I have moved here from Canada and our community has been holding such events for the last 39 years, making this the longest running religious conference of its kind in Canada. I have worked directly with the team for 7 years and feel that this is a perfect avenue to help build bridges and break barriers.

Special Requirements: An open mind!

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