September 29, 2015: The Lions Club of Castries once again participated in the annual Courts (UNICOMER) Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Reading Competition which took place on Tuesday September 29, 2015.
The local leg of the competition saw students between the age of 8 – 9 years from the eight school districts representing their schools and District in a keenly contested competition. It entails each student reading a narrative piece and a news item. The students were not exposed to the reading material and only became familiar with it two minutes before the competition. The narrative piece was the story of how Anansi got has thin legs. The eight finalists comprised five girls and three boys.
The Lions Club of Castries again presented each of the participating students with a book hamper. This year the club was able to enhance the gift hamper with cookies donated by Frank B Armstrong Ltd. The packages were well received by the participants and were the envy of all students present.
The Club would like to thank Courts for giving us another opportunity to participate in this significant activity on the Education calendar and to Frank B Armstrong for allowing us to present more meaningful gifts to the students.
September 20, 2015: On Sunday September 20, the Lions of Castries joined with The Caribbean Youth Environment Network, Saint Lucia Chapter (CYEN) to observe and participate in International Coastal Clean (ICC).
ICC is the world’s largest volunteer for marine life in over 100 countries. This year ICC will be observed on Saturday, 19th September 2015, however, CYEN will be carrying out its cleanup on 20th September 2015 at Pigeon Point.
The coastal cleanup on Sunday 20th September took place along the beach strip before The Landings Hotel. The lions decked with gloves rakes and other cleaning items joined with CYEN in making the beach clean and useable for the residents who visit it.
The majority of the items collected were plastic bottles and Styrofoam items. The largest piece of garbage collected was the remains of an old bed.
The Lion are grateful for the opportunity to once again join in the global effort at protecting our coastal and marine environment.