A message from Anthony Joseph, President and Publisher of The Caribbean Camera.
In the summer of 2015 The Caribbean Camera will celebrate 25 years of serving the community and we are planning something extra special for the community but we need your help if this is going to be successful.
With any community event in order to garner success we must have the community on side and so I would like to take this opportunity to invite members of the community to join us in this undertaking.
The details of the event will be given at a community meeting in November. Until then all we can say is that we are looking for individuals or groups whose Caribbean countries are coming for the Pan Am Games in Toronto for 2015.
Those countries are: Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; St. Vincent and The Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; the U.S. Virgin Islands and, of course, Canada.
We hope to get about 25 members from each country to help create a spectacle that would represent each country, their people and what they bring to the world. That’s a total of 1,225 volunteers. Please sign up.
Those volunteers will be skilled or non-skilled and can choose to work on their country’s project or they can volunteer as a Caribbean person who works on the entire project. All skills are welcomed – carpenters, welders, designers, colour co-ordinators, sculptors, paper mache, electricians, hydraulics and engineers.
The non-skilled are very important because these are the people who get things done. They are responsible for the final touches, making sure that everything is in the right place and looks great.
Everyone is very busy and so we must use our time wisely. The project will be done over a four-month period and individuals are asked to volunteer from 25 to 50 hours each to the project. For some, that will represent one-four hour day a month spread over those four months.
We would like to see at least 300 people signed up in the next month. We will update your numbers in future editions of The Camera.
To register for this project, please fill out the form below.