GEW St Lu­cia ‘Fash­ion­trepreneur’ Com­pe­ti­tion - 2016

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

On Satur­day evening Stephanie De­vaux-Lovell hosted a fundraiser at the Saint Lu­cia Yacht Club. The pur­pose was to help Stephanie’s coach, Su­san­nah Py­att, ac­com­pany her to the Olympic games to com­pete in the Laser sail boat class. The two have been train­ing par­tic­u­larly hard over the past six weeks.

The ticket-only event was a sell-out. Al­most 100 peo­ple gath­ered at the yacht club to sup­port Stephanie and were treated to food and drinks, a quiz night, short speeches, and an auc­tion; it was an event­ful night. The in­ter­est­ing quiz cat­e­gories were: Stephanie, Olympics/sail­ing, and world news. Team Amy walked away with the grand prize.

Spon­sors do­nated gen­er­ously for the auc­tion: an all-in­clu­sive week­end for two at The BodyHol­i­day at Le Sport; a trip to Mar­tinique for two peo­ple to shop-hop for a day with Wave Rid­ers; a Swedish mas­sage at the Face to Face Day Spa; a two-hour les­son with Kitesurf­ing Saint Lu­cia; a Tree­top Canopy ad­ven­ture for four peo­ple; a sun­set cruise for two with Sea Spray Cruises lim­ited; a din­ner voucher at Big Chef Steak House; a din­ner voucher at Tapas on the Bay; a pair of Vera Bradley sun­glasses and a din­ner voucher at Buzz restau­rant.

Stephanie was thrilled to re­ceive from North­west Ltd a $2,500 cheque. It was pre­sented by the com­pany’s MD, Lawrence Bain, who of­fi­ci­ated dur­ing the rest of the pro­ceed­ings as a ca­pa­ble and hu­mor­ous com­pere. Veron­ica Shin­gle­ton-Smith gra­ciously gave a fur­ther cheque for $1,000. Over­all, some $8,000 was raised on the night for Stephanie’s coach.

Stephanie will be at the open­ing cer­e­mony of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on 5th Au­gust with the other Olympians rep­re­sent­ing Saint Lu­cia: Jor­dan Augier, Jeanelle Scheper, Lervern Spencer and Jahvid Best. This will be an ex­cit­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and a re­ward­ing one in the medal stakes, we hope, for Saint Lu­cia’s ath­letes.

The Saint Lu­cia Cham­ber of Com­merce, In­dus­try and Agri­cul­ture, host or­gan­i­sa­tion for Global En­trepreneur­ship Week (GEW) St Lu­cia, con­tin­ues its se­ries of GEW meet­ings as it pre­pares for the cel­e­bra­tion of the event from 4th to 20th No­vem­ber 2016.

Last year’s first-ever GEW fash­ion de­sign com­pe­ti­tion was a tremen­dous suc­cess and was high­lighted at the Global En­trepreneur­ship Congress (GEC) in Columbia in March 2016. The Cham­ber sees the need to con­tinue to pioneer this com­pe­ti­tion which could pos­si­bly lead to re­gional and in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion. As­pir­ing de­sign­ers are en­cour­aged to be part of this global ini­tia­tive and re­spond to the ‘Call for Ideas’ in Oc­to­ber 2016.

On Tues­day 26th July, 2016 part­ners met to dis­cuss and stream­line the com­pe­ti­tion. Part­ner or­gan­i­sa­tion Op­tions Inc. agreed to take the lead to pro­duce the event, of­fer­ing all par­tic­i­pants of the 2016 com­pe­ti­tion and the win­ners of the 2015 com­pe­ti­tion an op­por­tu­nity to ex­hibit their de­signs at the an­nual ‘Strut for A Cause’ in No­vem­ber.

The Saint Lu­cia Cham­ber of Com­merce, In­dus­try and Agri­cul­ture would like to thank all mem­bers for their will­ing­ness to sup­port GEW St. Lu­cia as their in­volve­ment will en­sure that GEW St. Lu­cia goes from strength to strength. An in­vi­ta­tion is also ex­tended to or­gan­i­sa­tions is­land-wide to be­come part­ners in recog­ni­tion of GEW 2016 and to at­tend monthly meet­ings as plans progress for a suc­cess­ful cel­e­bra­tion. The next meet­ing is sched­uled for Thurs­day 11th Au­gust, 2016 at Bay Gar­dens Ho­tel from 9:30 am.

To find out how you can join the GEW move­ment call 452 3165 or email gewslu@gmail.com.

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