St George’s to host Marine Expo next month

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  • East end attraction: last year's Marine Expo at St George's featured 74 vendors

    East end attraction: last year's Marine Expo at St George's featured 74 vendors


St George’s is to host its third Marine Expo next month, showcasing organisations involved in the marine industry.

The event, to be held on Ordinance Island on April 8 will also feature the return of Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences’ 170ft research vessel Atlantic Explorer, which will offer guided tours during the day.

The Marine Expo is hosted by Bermuda Economic Development Corporation and title sponsor Rubis Energy Bermuda.

The inaugural event took place in 2016 and the second one last year drew about 1,000 people. There were 75 vendors represented last year, up from 54 in the first year.

Ray Lambert, BEDC’s economic development officer for St George’s, said: “This event is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to showcase their marine-based products and services and for members of the public to come out and have a great day of fun by the water.

“In addition to providing a boost to restaurants and businesses in the area, the Marine Expo offers entertainment, demonstrations and a college and career corner, which people of all ages can enjoy.” Those attending can see a “Marine and Materiality” art exhibition, which makes a link between the physical elements of the Expo, such as boats, engines and equipment, and the material elements of creative expression, such as paper, mixed media and photography.

The event’s organising committee includes representatives from the BEDC, Bermuda Yacht Services and the Corporation of St George.

Graham Redford, managing director of Rubis Energy Bermuda, said Rubis Rewards members who purchase a minimum of ten litres of fuel from the middle of next week would get multiple chances to win free fuel at the event.

Every hour on the half-hour, a single winning ticket will be drawn for $50 in free fuel, starting at 11.30am and ending at 5.30pm. The final draw will feature a grand prize of a fuel voucher worth up to $600.

U Sail Bermuda and Endeavour Community Sailing will be offering sailing tasters at the event, while the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club will be offering rowing tasters. There will also be a fun zone for children.

Vendors have until April 4 to confirm their spot at the event. For more information, contact Ray Lambert at 704-9057 or at rlambert@bedc.bm

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Published Mar 29, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Mar 29, 2018 at 12:10 am)

St George’s to host Marine Expo next month

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