BCIC Diamond Max adds their sparkle with a special gift for every guest!
The Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) will be celebrating
the little known Grandparents’ Day on Sunday September 30, with a unique event
for fun-loving seniors and their friends.
This Jamaica 50 function will
take the form of a “Groovy Grandparents” party at The Deck, 14 Trafalgar Road,
from 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm. Contributions have been kept to a minimum thanks to
part sponsorship by BCIC and its Diamond Max policy for seniors. BCIC will also have a surprise gift for every guest at the event.
amazing Recycled Teenagers group will perform dance items, and patrons will take to the floor with popular oldies. The menu will feature traditional Jamaican fare and there will be a prize for the Best Outfit in Jamaican colours. There will also be Jamaican delicacies to be
Tickets are available at CCRP, hosted by PROComm at 6 Kingsway, Kingston 10; telephone 926-6740.
Jamaicans have been unaware of Grandparents’ Day, the event has been gaining
popularity around the world in recent years, with a variety of dates for its
celebration. A quick Internet search reveals that this year US and UK
grandparents will be feted on September 9, Australian grannies on September 28
and Italians on October 2. Canada and Estonia celebrate grandparents on the
second Sunday of September each year.
In some European countries the
event is earlier in the year: the fourth Sunday in January for Poland and the
first Sunday in March for grandmothers in France. The prize for the most
thoughtful date selection goes to Taiwan, whose people fete grandparents on the
last Sunday in August, just before the grandchildren end their summer
Contact: Dorett Linton
CCRP Coordinator, 926-6740