Friday, November 09, 2012

Bond, James Bond - Skyfall Premiere

When last did you get all dolled up in a cocktail dress, heels and a clutch to go see a movie? For me it would be never.

While I am not a fan *gasp* of the whole James Bond series, I know it is akin to blasphemy for some, my husband is a HUGE fan, so I eagerly accepted the invite to attend the Skyfall: Cocktail Reception & Screening plus it was for a great cause as well.

The movie itself was just okay, there were some great action scenes, but the storyline was very meh, in my opinion.

The event is dubbed “An Evening of Bond”and will be hosted at the Digicel IMAX Theatre at One Woodbrook Place.It will include a gala cocktail reception, giveaways and a silentauction where all funds raised by this event will gotowards the Rotary Club of Port-of-Spain’s Signature Project for 2012-2013: theconstruction and commissioning of the Sea Lots Children's Learningand Activity Centre. 

Over the last fifty-seven years, the Rotary Club of Port of Spain andits partner organizations have been involved in numerous charitable, relief andphilanthropic programmes and provided humanitarian services to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.The Club's primary focus has always been to provide financial andorganizational support to institutions responsible for the welfare ofdifferently-abled and disadvantaged persons, in particular children, within butnot limited to Port-of-Spain and its environs.

The organization continuously strives to raise funds and executeprojects to assist a range of institutions and organizations – among them thePrincess Elizabeth Centre, Goodwill Industries International, ESHE’S LearningCentre, the Mt. Hope Children’s Hospital and the Gordon Home for the Aged–  most of which mirror the Club’s effortto maintain the overall welfare of children in T&T.  This latest project of the Club for thechildren of Sea Lots is geared towards assisting over 700 children in thecommunity, providing a conducive and appropriate environment tofoster their holistic development in areas such as academia, culture, socialdevelopment and general health and wellness. Mr. Trevor Chan Pak, RCPOSPresident remarked, “We are extremely honoured to host this signature fundraiserunder the patronage of the UK High Commission and the corporate support of our titlesponsor Trinity Exploration & Production. We look forward to an elegantevening with some fun surprises and great support for the project”.  

We got there just about 7:30pm and were able to grab a couple of drinks from the bar area before we waited to go into the IMAX theatre. I saw Soca Star Swappi, former West Indies cricketer Dinanath Ramnarine among other socialites in the crowd.

Going into the theatre we were given complimentary popcorn as well as a bottle of water and after a brief introduction by British High Commissioner Arthur Snell and Mr. Trevor Chan Pak, Rotary Club President, we viewed a short film on the plan for the Sea Lots Children's Learning and Activity Centre.

The Learning & Activity Centre will be constructed on an existing derelict playpark in the area and will feature an upgraded mobile learning resource centre. The centre will cater to children of all ages within the Sea Lots cachement area.

I think this is a great initiative by the Rotary Club, and I look forward to seeing the final project.

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