‘Ice skating’ enthusiasts will be able to hit the rink again this year, as St. George Skates is set to return, opening in November at Somers Garden in St George.

The announcement said, “Planning Factory Bermuda [PFB] with Presenting Sponsors, RUBiS and Bermuda Gas, are bringing back the popular holiday outdoor skating rink to St. George this year with an even bigger rink to accommodate up to 75 skating during any one hour, along with lots of exciting events to top off another amazing holiday season.

“The family and community friendly St. George Skates [SGS] took off in popularity when it was first launched last year and it will be back with the Grand Opening taking place on November 18 & 19 at Somers Garden in St George.

 

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The Ag Show executive announced that RUBIS has come on board as a sponsor for the 2017 Ag Show, which is set to take place at the Botanical Gardens over a three day period next month.

The Ag Show Executive Committee said, “The Ag Show executive are very pleased to announce that RUBIS has come on board as a sponsor for the 2017 Ag Show.

“They have undertaken to cover all the costs of producing our tickets, numbering about 25000, as well as offering to assist us with the promotion of this, Bermuda’s number one community event.

“We are all certainly delighted to have them join in with our other wonderful Sponsors in support of our efforts to keep this unique piece of Bermuda heritage alive.

 

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The second St George’s Marine Expo will be bigger and better as it rides the crest of an America’s Cup wave, organisers promised yesterday.

Ray Lambert, the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation’s development officer for St George, said: “We have a lot of discussions to have — the BEDC is working with America’s Cup Bermuda so we can have an America’s Cup focus in the year ahead.

“Exactly what we’re going to do is hard to say but it’s a great opportunity to highlight the event in many ways.”

But Mr Lambert said: “The event is going to be bigger — last year was a great start and we’re really pleased by the support from the businesses and organisations that participate.

“We think many of them will be back and we’re expecting more of them to join in as well.”

The one-day event, sponsored by oil company Rubis Energy Bermuda, is scheduled to take place at Ordnance Island in the historic former capital on Sunday, April 23.

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The first of ten “Fuelling 4 a Cause” tag days, raising cash for charity, has been held by St. George’s Preparatory School PTA.

The “Fuelling 4 a Cause” campaign began last summer to celebrate RUBiS’ 10th anniversary of operations in Bermuda, and will continue throughout this year with more tag days.

The fundraiser began with an invitation to 24 local charities and not-for-profit organisations to participate in a photo contest.

Twelve winners of the contest now appear in the RUBiS Calendar. However, the remaining 12 charities have been offered the opportunity to hold a special tag day during 2017 at one or more of the RUBiS service stations in order to raise funds for their respective organisation.  

Picture courtesy of Royal Gazette:  Lori Morbey, president of St George’s Prep PTA, and Graham Redford, managing director of RUBiS

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The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC], along with title sponsor RUBIS Energy Bermuda, will host the second annual St. George’s Marine Expo on Sunday, April 23 from 11.00am to 6.00pm.

The Marine Expo 2017 is an event “created to showcase the many businesses, organizations and opportunities involved in Bermuda’s Marine Industry.”

The Expo encourages activity in the town by targeting boating and marine enthusiasts from across the island, with a small committee consisting of representatives from BEDC, Bermuda Yacht Services and the Corporations of St George working hard to make this event an annual success.

BEDC Economic Development Officer for St. George’s Ray Lambert said, “Last year’s Event was a huge success. We had 52 Businesses and organizations participate, and over 3,000 attendees. We really appreciate the support of our sponsors and are very encouraged by the interest shown thus far by the marine community.

“Ordnance Island is an excellent venue for the Expo and we look forward to making this another great event.”

 

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RUBiS is pleased to report on the overwhelming success of the “Fuelling 4 a Cause” competition which gave twelve (12) lucky charities over $32,000 in total in donations, and an additional twelve charities the opportunity to host tag days through the RUBiS network of service stations.

The Fuelling 4 a Cause concept was initiated to celebrate RUBiS’ 10th Anniversary of operations in Bermuda. Between September and November 2016, RUBiS donated 5¢/gallon of fuel sold to twelve (12) selected charities, who were the finalists of a photo contest held earlier in the year to see who would be featured in the 2017 RUBiS Calendar.

Whenever a customer made a fuel transaction during the above dates, the RUBiS Rewards machine issued a special document which contained a unique code to enable the customer to vote for their favourite charity. Customers were directed by the document to visit the RUBiS website and use the unique code on the document to validate and cast their vote.

At the end of the promotion, the total funds raised were then split based on the number of votes each charity received. Each charity was on hand to accept their awards at a presentation hosted by RUBiS on Friday, January 27th, 2017.

The charities included were; Bermuda Diabetes Association, Bermuda Olympic Association, Bermuda Red Cross, Bermuda Sloop Foundation, Bermuda Zoological Society, The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda, The Coalition for the Protection of Children, The Duke of Edinburgh International Bermuda, SCARS, St. John’s Ambulance Bermuda, Warwick Academy and WindReach.