November 10th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update

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Morning Troops!


Surprise!!  Aha, didn’t expect to hear from me today, did you?  This week’s edition of NTDIB is coming to you a little early due to the public holiday tomorrow.  There’s sure to be something for everyone in this latest round-up of things to do in Bermuda – the hard part is choosing:


1111 Remembrance Day Parade

Show your respect for all the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty since World War I at the Remembrance Day Parade at 10.30am in front of the Cabinet Building, Front Street, on Wednesday, November 11th.

Participating organisations in this sombre parade will include war veterans (or their relatives/descendants), the Royal Bermuda Regiment, RBR Junior Leaders, Bermuda Police Service, Bermuda Sea Cadets, Salvation Army Bermuda Divisional Band, North Village Band, Somerset Brigade Band, Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, and the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band.

The Governor will be in attendance as well as senior Government officials.  Wreaths will be laid and a 2 minute silence will be observed at 11am.

Overseas veterans are encouraged to join their Bermuda counterparts marching in this parade and receive the appreciation of the people of Bermuda.

A special reunion gathering for veterans and military personnel will be held following the ceremony.

For more information, or if you would like to participate in the parade, contact


1113 Convening of the Legislature

The Annual Convening of the Legislature Parade takes on a special dimension this year with the proclamation of the Freedom of the City of Hamilton at City Hall followed by a march past by former members of the Regiment on Friday, November 13th.

Parliament is convened by His Excellency The Governor on Cabinet Grounds at 11am. The Royal Bermuda Regiment provides a Guard of Honour on Front Street for the arrival and departure of His Excellency. The Governor inspects the Guard of Honour and then dispatches Black Rod to summon the Members of Parliament. His Excellency then reads the Throne Speech on behalf of the Government, outlining the planned programmes and legislation for the ensuing parliamentary year.

After His Excellency’s departure from the grounds of the Cabinet Building, the Members of Parliament will proceed to the House of Assembly. The Guard, preceded by the Band and Corps of Drums, will march via Front Street, Queen Street and Church Street to the forecourt of City Hall, where this year the Freedom of the City will be bestowed.

At noon, former members are invited to form-up in the forecourt of City Hall under former Director of Music Maj (Retd) Leslie Lowe, EM, JP. This guard will observe the presentation and then march off with the Regiment along Church Street towards King Street and the Fire Station. Former members are encouraged and very welcome to join them for a march through town, so call your Regimental buddies and fall in!

The guard of former members will wheel left up King Street and halt near the Ex-Artillerymen’s Association, falling out to enjoy food and beverage, courtesy of the BR50 Committee, at The Ex. The support of the Association and its Committee of Management with the reception is gratefully acknowledged.

Former members wishing to march are requested to email to let them know that you will join them and should plan to report to City Hall no later than noon. Dress is Travel Dress / Regiment Tie and Blazer with decorations.

For more information, visit


1113 International Gymnastics Challenge Bermuda

Come out and support Team Bermuda at the Bermuda Gymnastics Association’s 5th Annual International Gymnastics Challenge on Friday and Saturday, November 13th and 14th.

The event is being held at the National Training Centre on Southside Road, St. David’s and will run from 5pm until 8pm on the Friday and from 8am until 6pm on the Saturday.

The BGA is pleased to welcome 92 gymnasts from the United States. As always, the BGA is eager to host its guests for a weekend filled with spectacular gymnastics, laughter and friendship, while the guests enjoy all the natural beauty the island has to offer. The competition will showcase Bermuda’s very best female gymnasts aged between 8 and 17, including multiple USAIGC Champions, numerous Island Games Medalists, and Pan Am Participants. All of the athletes participating are dedicated student-athletes who devote up to twenty hours per week to the sport, and this annual meet is a great way to promote our local business while allowing the community to come together and support their organisation.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 16, and free for seniors and children under 5.  The Bermuda Gymnastic Association is a Registered Charity #296.

For more information, contact 295-0589 or


1114 November Car Wash Sale

Shop for some seasonal goodies while getting your ride shined up at the Annual Boys’ and Church Girls’ Brigade’s Car Wash plus Christmas Goods and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 14th.

From 9am until 1pm, you can enjoy lunch and other tables with sale items inside the church hall by the St. Paul’s Church Guild.

The Car Wash is $15 for small and medium-sized cars and $20 for large cars.

The Boys Brigade use their half of these funds to buy BELCO energy gift certificates, which they donate to the Family Centre at Christmas, while the Girls Brigade do other outward giving.

For more information, contact or 236-9349.


1114 Bermuda Society for the Blind Bake Sale

There are two different ways in which you can support The Bermuda Society For The Blind as they are holding a Bake Sale and a Car Wash at separate locations on Saturday, November 14th.

From 9am until 2pm, you are invited to stop by Rubis Warwick Gas Station, where they will be selling gingerbread, lemon cake, carrot cake, rolls, brownies, banana bread, mint cookies, pound cake and assorted cookies, roasted peanuts and popcorn and much more.

From 10am until 2pm, you are also invited to stop by Hamilton Fire Station with a dirty car and leave with a nice clean one. The cost is $15 for cars and $20 for light vans.

Proceeds will assist BSFB in helping their members and members in the
community who are blind or vision impaired.

For more information, contact Sylvia Munro at 504-3050.


1114 SIPS Wine Tasting

BermEvents invite you to join them for a night to remember at their SIPS Wine Tasting  on Saturday, November 14th.

From 6pm until 9pm in Bermuda Society of Arts, you can enjoy an evening of wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, games and an auction.

Tickets are $50 and are available for purchase at Roxzy’s Fashions in The Emporium Building on Front Street.  The BermEvents team will also be delivering tickets.

Part proceeds will be donated to The Chyone Harris Medical Fund, Dare2Be (Formerly known as CDD) and Cancer Research.

For more information, or to arrange ticket delivery, contact, 707-0700 or 304-1097.



The Dog Training Club (DTC) and the International Dog Events Association (IDEA) are hosting Obedience and Rally Trials on Saturday and Sunday, November 14th and 15th.

From 9am until 2pm on each of the days, you can watch the dogs perform tasks, such as sits, downs, etc., on request.  There will also be at at least 6 Canadian dogs and handlers competing.

There is no admission fee.

For more information, visit


1115 Robert Symons

Live entertainment with a tropical twist can currently be found at the Frog and Onion Pub on Sundays, courtesy of Robert Symons, steel pan solo artist.

From 1pm until 4pm, Robert will take pop gems and classic standards and turn them into an Island Paradise, setting a tropical ambience to complement any occasion.  Recorded Steel Pan music by this artist is available at

This will continue weekly until March 2016.

For more information, contact


1116 LinkedIn and You

Learn how to showcase your knowledge and skills in the world largest online professional networking platform at LinkedIn and You starting on Monday, November 16th.

Even if you aren’t looking for a job, or an entrepreneur, LinkedIn is a great tool to make professional connections, expand your network, and grow leads.

This course will run from 6pm until 8pm at the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce on Mondays, November 16th, 23rd and 30th.  During this time, you will review the benefits of LinkedIn, and build your professional profile that can be searched by potential employers around the world.

Participants must bring their own laptop or tablet.

The cost is $150 or $45 per session.

For more information, or to register, contact or 456-4780.



Bermuda College invite you to their Fall Lecture, The Rebirth and Revival of Cuba’s Tourism Industry: Implications for Bermuda and Caribbean Tourism on Tuesday, November 17th.

The lecture will take place at the College’s North Hall Lecture Theatre (G301) from 6.30pm to 9pm.

Cuba has burst onto the scene of the tourism landscape under the leadership of current President Raul Castro, and has the potential to present significant tourism competition to both Bermuda and the Caribbean.

The featured speaker, Dr. Leonard Jackson, is considered an expert on the subject of Cuban tourism. He is currently the Director of Hotel Finance & Investment at the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, and will share his thoughts on the impact of Cuba’s resurgent tourism on the local tourism product, and that of the Caribbean – from the perspective of factors such as off-season travelling trends, airline seat demand, visitor target markets and more.

The forum will be moderated by Cordell Riley.

This event is free.

For more information, contact 236-9000.



Bermuda College is searching for the next cohort of self-motivated, learning focused, collaborative leaders and invite you to join them for their Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) and Facilities Management Administrator (FMA) Information Session on Tuesday, November 17th.

The session will be held from 6pm until 8pm in the Blue Room at Bermuda College (H115).  Today’s global market demands skilled entry- to mid-level practitioners to support the management of increasingly complex upstream and downstream components of extended supply chains. This series of seminars in supply management meets this need for proficiency in functional area processes and technical competencies.

The intended audience is junior and intermediate practitioners requiring a technical competence in supply management. The training will also be of interest to others seeking knowledge of supply management at an introductory level and is accredited by the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council (CSCSC).

This event is free.

For more information, contact 236-9000.



Bermuda College invite you to the Building Owners and Managers Institute Information Session on Wednesday, November 18th.

The session will be held from 6pm until 8pm in the Blue Room at Bermuda College (H115).

The Building Owners and Managers Institute designation program benefits new and experienced facilities professionals alike. Through its in-depth coverage of critical-need topics, including planning and project management, facilities technologies, finance and investment, and environmental health and worker safety, the FMA program helps position facilities managers as key strategic contributors within their organizations.

You will learn how to structure and manage operations and maintenance programs, and how to manage personnel effectively to control workload. You will gain an understanding of the importance of facilities management to business organizations and operations, while also learning strategies for internal marketing. You will likewise acquire project management and leadership skills crucial to your success.

This event is free.

For more information, contact 236-9000.



Come and enjoy an after work drink with some good company, new friends and the InterNations family at the InterNations Bermuda: Expat Social Cocktail Evening on Thursday, November 19th.

The November edition will take place at Red Steakhouse and Bar from 6pm until 9pm.  InterNations is a networking group, connecting global minds, geared to expats and anyone new to Bermuda. A great way to meet friends and get to know Bermuda better.  The group is rapidly growing, there’s always someone new to meet, and in InterNations nobody stands alone.

There is no cover charge so attendees will just have to purchase their own drinks.  To RSVP, visit

For more information, contact Vicki Abraham on 777-7708 or


0315 Car Boot Sale

Grab a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale on Saturday, November 21st.

This will run from 9am until 2pm and promises lots of bargains on clothes, shoes, bags/purses, toys, children’s clothes, household items, jewellery and lots more.  Also, mark your calendars as there will be another Car Boot Sale on November 28th.

For more information, contact Carol Carvalho on 747-3377.


1121 Harbourside Market

Promising to the be the shopping event of the year, BUEI will be holding its annual Harbourside Market on Saturday, November 21st.

Open from 10am until 4pm, the market will feature over 40 local vendors, free movies for the kids, photos with Santa, a pop-up spa and so much more.

Admission and parking are free.

For more information, contact 294-0204 or


1121 Goodbye to Bullying in my Community

Two different events will be held as part of Goodbye to Bullying in my Community on Saturday, November 21st.

The morning event will run from 10.30am until 2.30pm in the hall of Heritage Worship Centre. This will comprise of table tennis, games, board games, hula hoops, prizes, bounce castles, face-painting and food vendors. Admission is free.

The evening event will run from 7pm to 9pm in the sanctuary of Heritage Worship Centre and will showcase talents from all walks of life, (schools, churches, and the community in general) under strict requirements and regulation. The theme of the evening event is Goodbye to Bullying in my Community.  Talents and acts will be showcased in front of an audience, as well as in front of four judges who will decide who will win awards and prizes.  There will also be a dinner. Tickets are $60 for adults and $30 for children.  Tickets are $60 for adults, $30 for children, and are available from Choices or The Money Shop.


1122 Small Works

Proving that good things come in small packages, the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard are opening their Members Small Works Show on Sunday, November 22nd.

The opening reception will be from 5.30pm until 7.30pm.  All works are 8″ x 10″ or smaller.  There will be a wide variety of media and. of course, great prices.

The show will remain open until January 11th and admission is free.  The Arts Centre is open daily from 10am until 5pm and is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, contact or 234 2809, or visit


1124 Retirement in Bermuda

The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce presents Is Retirement Achievable in Bermuda: A Panel Discussion on Tuesday, November 24th.

The long-term shift from traditional defined benefit pensions to defined contribution plans has placed significant responsibility and challenges on retirees to successfully generate lifetime retirement income.

From 8am until 10am at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, they will explore the current contributory pension scheme in Bermuda how it works and if it is sufficient to achieve minimum retirement outcomes for our citizens.

They will also discuss what can be done to improve those outcomes whether through participant behaviour, plan design or legislative changes.

This discussion is presented by Miguel DaPonte, Senior Vice President of BF & M Insurance Group, and Moderated by Nathan Kowalski, Co-Chair of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Economics Committee.

The cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

For more information, or to register, visit or contact or 295-4201.


1127 KPMG Mile Trials

Need a fitness-related goal before 2015 ends?

KPMG know how to go the extra mile and are now accepting applications for the KPMG Front Street Mile Trials on Friday, November 27th

The trials are a series of mile races for Primary, Middle and Senior School Students, and Bermuda Adult runners, beginning at 6pm at National Sports Centre.  The top 20 fastest runners in each category qualify for an invitation to the 2016 KPMG Front Street Mile to be held on Friday, January 15th, 2016. This event is part of the 2016 Bermuda Marathon Weekend and all races are sanctioned and organised by BNAA.

The fees are $8 for students and $15 for adults.  Runners can enter online at or pick up entry forms from Sportseller or your local schools.

For more information, contact Race Director Mike Charles at 292-6515 or


1204 Annie

For the first time in its history, CedarBridge Academy will present a full-length production accompanied by its own orchestra as students perform the Broadway hit musical Annie on Friday and Saturday, December 4th and 5th.

Doors to the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium open at 7pm, with showtime at 8pm each evening.

Set in 1933 during the depression, Annie is the story of an eleven-year-old orphan who was left by her parents at the New York Municipal Orphanage in the Girl’s Annex. Her parents left her with a promissory note of their return, and half a silver locket around her neck as a surefire identification that would match the other half of the locket that they kept.

General admission is $30, Patron tickets are $60, and they are available at CedarBridge Academy Reception.  Interested Patrons can email Donna Edwards at for further details.

For more information, contact 296-566.




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Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section


1103 A Celebration of Mark Twain

A Celebration of Mark Twain: Screening of Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey – November 10th

1110 Veterans in Action Concert

Veterans in Action Concert – November 10th

1111 Remembrance Day Parade

**NEW  Remembrance Day Parade – November 11th

1112 Saltus Graduate Years Programme

Saltus Graduate Years Programme Information Session – November 12th

1112 Tucker House Book Signing

Tucker House Book Signing – November 12th


Yoga Ropes Workshop – November 13th

1113 Fundraising Quiz Night

Fundraising Quiz Night – November 13th

1113 Convening of the Legislature

**NEW  Convening of The Legislature and Freedom of The City Parade – November 13th

1113 International Gymnastics Challenge Bermuda

**NEW  Bermuda Gymnastics International Gymnastics Challenge 2015 – November 13th and 14th

1114 Psychosocial First Aid Course

Psychosocial First Aid Course – starts November 14th

1114 MAMA Car Boot Sale

MAMA Car Boot Sale – November 14th

1114 Worldwide Aquathon Day

Worldwide Aquathon Day – November 14th

1114 Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 14th

1114 One Stop Shopping Craft Fair

One Stop Shopping Craft Fair – November 14th

1114 Childrens Reading Festival

16th Annual Children’s Reading Festival – November 14th

1114 November Car Wash Sale

**NEW  Boys & Girls’ Brigade Car Wash plus Christmas & Bake Sale – November 14th

1114 Bermuda Society for the Blind Bake Sale

**NEW  Bermuda Society For The Blind Bake Sale and Car Wash – November 14th

1114 SIPS Wine Tasting

**NEW  SIPS Wine Tasting  – November 14th


**NEW  Obedience & Rally Trials – November 14th and 15th

1114 Bermuda Plein Air Festival

Bermuda Plein Air Festival – November 14th to 21st

1115 Mental Illness Awareness Campaign

Mental Illness Awareness Campaign – November 15th

Bermuda Docs

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution and The Case Against 8 at Weekend Film Series – November 15th

1116 LinkedIn and You

**NEW  LinkedIn and You – November 16th, 23rd and 30th

1117 HH Fabric and Other Bdn Films

Historical Heartbeats: Excerpts from Fabric and Other Bermudian Films – November 17th


**NEW  The Rebirth and Revival of Cuba’s Tourism Industry: Implications for Bermuda and Caribbean Tourism – November 17th


**NEW  Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) and Facilities Management Administrator (FMA) Information Session – November 17th


**NEW  The Building Owners and Managers Institute – November 18th

1119 Student Art Competition

2015 Annual Student Art Competition Deadline – November 19th

1119 PartnerRe Art Lecture Series

PartnerRe Art Lecture Series featuring Franklin Hill Perrell – November 19th

1103 A Celebration of Mark Twain

A Celebration of Mark Twain – Mark Twain: Reminiscences and Other Lies – November 19th

1119 Mens Health Screening

Free Men’s Health Screenings – November 19th


**NEW  InterNations Bermuda: Expat Social Cocktail Evening – November 19th

1120 KatKids Night Market

KATKiDS Night Market – November 20th

1120 Pechakucha Edition 13

Pechakucha Bermuda 13 Edition – November 20th

1121 Christmas at Norwood

Christmas at Norwood – November 21st

1121 Peddlers Porch

Somersfield Academy’s Peddlers Porch – November 21st

1114 Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 21st

1121 Champagne and Cupcakes

Champagne & Cupcakes – November 21st

1121 Fall Jamboree

Fall Jamboree: Celebrating Literacy – November 21st

1121 Project 100 Anniversary Ball

Project 100 30th Anniversary Ball – November 21st

0315 Car Boot Sale

**NEW  Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – November 21st

1121 Harbourside Market

**NEW  Harbourside Market – November 21st

1121 Goodbye to Bullying in my Community

**NEW  Goodbye to Bullying in my Community – November 21st

1122 CTY Bermuda Math Olympiad

CTY Bermuda’s 11th Annual Math Olympiad – November 22nd

1103 A Celebration of Mark Twain

A Celebration of Mark Twain: A Panel Discussion on the Use of Humour as a Means of Critiquing Society – November 24th

1124 Retirement in Bermuda

**NEW  Is Retirement Achievable in Bermuda – November 24th

1125 Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone – November 25th to 28th

1127 Denim Day

Denim Day – November 27th

1127 KPMG Mile Trials

**NEW  KPMG Front Street Mile Trials – November 27th


Christmas Fair at Christ Church, Warwick – November 28th

1128 Elegancia

Elegancia – November 28th

1128 Live Love Laugh Comedy Show

Live Love Laugh Comedy Show – November 28th

1114 Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 28th

1128 Caledonian Society of Bermuda Logo

The Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s St. Andrew’s Ball – November 28th

1204 Annie

**NEW  Annie: The Musical – December 4th and 5th

1206 CTY Talent Search

CTY Bermuda’s Annual Talent Search 2015 – December 6th

1214 Raleigh Bermuda Information Session

Raleigh Bermuda 2016 Programme Information Session #1 – December 14th

0106 JFL Double Bill

Just for Laughs Bermuda: Double Bill – January 6th

0107 Just for Laughs Bermuda

Just for Laughs Bermuda: Cabaret Show – January 7th

0107 Just for Laughs Bermuda

Just for Laughs Bermuda: Gala Shows – January 8th and 9th

1114 Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 9th

0113 Raleigh Bermuda Information Session

Raleigh Bermuda 2016 Programme Information Session #2 – January 13th

1114 Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 16th

1114 Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 23rd

0214 Orchid Spa Wedding Expo

2016 Orchid Spa Wedding Expo – February 14th

Bermuda SPCA Logo

Bermuda SPCA’s 19th Annual Paws to the Park – March 6th

0311 Weekend Intensive Yoga

Weekend Intensive Yoga – March 11th to 13th



Art Exhibits


Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art


Bermuda National Gallery

Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery (until November 28th unless otherwise stated)

  • Marking Territory: A Focus on Bermuda’s Landscape
  • Highlights from the Young Collection
  • Highlights of the BNG Collection


Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard

Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard


Bermuda Society of Arts BSoA Logo

Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – October 23rd to November 17th

  • Onions Gallery: BSoA Members’ Fall Show
  • Studio A: Gretchen Gurr Cooney: Pen & Ink
  • Studio B: Kok Wan Lee Photography Show
  • Edinburgh Gallery: Janet Percy



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