first_imgIf you like adventuremobiles, inspiring stories, and local vibes, you belong at the 5Point Adventure Film Festival‘s kickoff party and van life rally! Festivities begin at the Salvage Station around 2:45 p.m. with the French Broad Litter Floatilla. Blue Ridge Outdoors and 5Point are partnering with the Live Outside and Play team, as well as ENO, MountainTrue, and NRS to get out and give back to the French Broad River (and we need you!).Join us at the Salvage Station, our takeout and the later site of the van life rally (begins at 5pm — come check out the Live Outside and Play van!). BYOB (bring your own boat) or RSVP now for a spot on one of the Southern Raft Supply‘s six rafts. We’ll be carpooling to the put-in at Hominy Creek. Participants should come prepared to get down and dirty—gloves, long pants/sleeves, and close-toed shoes are recommended.litterfloatillaPrizes will be awarded at the Salvage Station for “most litter collected,” “strangest piece of trash,” and the overall “Trash-to-Treasure.” Come, bring a friend, and the spirit of adventure! We’ll be hanging at the Salvage Station afterwards giving tours of the Live Outside and Play van. It’s going to be an awesome night!Email [email protected] with any questions or to RSVP your spot on a raft!last_img read more

first_imgOCHO RIOS, St Ann: Gran BahIa Principe were the big winners at the presentation ceremony for the Sandals St Ann/S. Mary Business House (BH) Football competition, held at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort on Thursday. Team manager Stacy Benjamin and coach Marcus Johnson received the Sandals Resorts International Trophy from Brian Roper, general manager of Beaches Ocho Rios, to thunderous applause from the large audience of members of the local football fraternity present at the event. “We were tired of silver … being runners up the past few years and last season it was winning the trophy or bust for us,” said an ecstatic Johnson. “This team has been a joy to coach and we look forward to further success come next season.” Roper, in delivering the sponsors address, stressed his company’s commitment to providing opportunities for the youth and unemployed in the community. “This competition has allowed many young unemployed footballers to gain employment at the hotels and other business enterprises who are a part of the event and that speaks volumes to how serious we take our role as good corporate citizens,” he noted. “We have been sponsors for 24 years and will continue to show the community that we care, not just in football by our charity actions through the Sandals Foundation,” the general manager noted. Guest speaker, Michael Belnavis, the mayor of St Ann’s Bay, also lauded Sandals for their continued sponsorship of the event and praised their role as civic leaders providing opportunities for young people. The mayor disclosed that the St Ann Parish Council was currently in talks with Sandals as a group to assist with the upgrading of the Buckfield Community Centre. Mayor Belnavis also pointed out that his organisation was looking at creating more partnerships with business organisations to assist in the development of sports as well as the local community.last_img read more