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Caribbean Wellness Day 2009 – British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands staged a number of activities to celebrate Caribbean Wellness Day 2009.

The schedules of community activities by district for the British Virgin Islands were as follows:


  1. Heart Healthy Walk from the Fire Station to the Botanic Garden ( White Bay) and back at 5:30 a.m.
  2. Softball Game at the Recreation Ground at 7:30 a.m.
  3. Presentations on Eating Healthy, Living Healthy, and Staying fit!

Jost Van Dyke

  1. Heart Healthy Walk from the Health Center to White Bay and Perfect Pine Junction, before returning to the Health Centre at 5:30 a.m.
  2. Physical Fitness demonstrations and a presentation on physical fitness and health eating.

Virgin Gorda

  1. Round-the-Valley Walk from the marina at 6 a.m.
  2. North Sound Trek from Twin House in The Bond and back at 6 a.m.
  3. Screenings and Breakfast at the Marina (Valley) at 7:30 a.m.

District 1

  1. Walk starting at the Cappoon’s Bay Field to Windy Hill and back to Cappoon’s Bay beginning at 5:00 a.m.

District 2

  1. Advanced Walkers Event from the Park at Windy Hill in Meyers and back at 5:00 a.m.
  2. Novice Walkers Event from Ross Bridge to Arundell Bridge at 6:30 a.m.
  3. Intermediate Walkers Event from Ross Bridge to Windy Hill, ending at the Park at 6 a.m.

District 3

  1. Forum with young people to discuss health related issues that concern and affect today’s youth, this event took place on September 11.
  2. On September 12 there was a walk from the Valerie O Thomas community centre in Sea Cow’s Bay to the roundabout at Prospect Reef and back to the community center.

District 5

  1. Walk from the Basketball Court in Huntum’s Ghut to Prospect Reef Round-a-Bout and back at 5:30 a.m.
  2. Netball game at the Band Stand in Road Town at 6:30 p.m

Districts 7 & 8

  1. Walk to Beef Island and back at 6 a.m.
  2. Breakfast at 8 a.m.
  3. Brief ceremony at 8:30 a.m
  4. Races, demonstrations, and fun day – 9:00 a.m. until.

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