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BELCO Opens Kite Safety Poster Contest

BELCO Opens Kite Safety Poster Contest

BELCO announced the Company’s annual Kite Safety Poster competition is open for entries until Friday, March 15th, with the best overall poster winner set to receive a $500 toy voucher and a $500 BELCO voucher, while most beautiful poster and best kite safety message winners will each receive a $250 toy voucher. A spokesperson said, “The competition... Read more of this article

Kite Poster Competition Winners Announced

Kite Poster Competition Winners Announced

BELCO announced the winners of their annual kite safety poster competition, with Suri Daniels, Evanna Peets, Cruz LeBlanc, and Kaden Bean-Wolfe all winning awards. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today announced the winners of their annual kite safety poster competition. The competition, now in its 34th year,... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Kite Flying At Elbow & Astwood

Photos/Video: Kite Flying At Elbow & Astwood

Locals celebrated Good Friday in a wide range of ways, with activities including traditional Bermuda kite flying. You can view all our photos and coverage of this year and past years’ Good Friday celebrations by clicking here, and watch over 100 Good Friday videos by clicking here. Related Stories Aerial... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Soar To The Sky’ Kite Documentary

Video: ‘Soar To The Sky’ Kite Documentary

The unique tradition of Bermuda kite flying on Good Friday was highlighted by a documentary film produced in 1996 titled ‘Soar to the Sky.’ The video description says, “This documentary film produced in 1996 describes the tradition of Good Friday kite flying in Bermuda. It also explores the origins of the Easter tradition that dates... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Charitable Kites For Kids Event

Photos/Video: Charitable Kites For Kids Event

The second annual charitable Kites For Kids event was held at T.N. Tatem Middle School. Anthony Bailey Jr. previously said, “Kites For Kids is a community-oriented grass roots initiative conceived by myself, Anthony Bailey Jr, of Sunshine After Dark and rolled out with the help of fellow friend and co-founder of The Give Back Mr. Makinday Johansen. “This... Read more of this article

BELCO Reminds Public About Safe Kite Flying

BELCO Reminds Public About Safe Kite Flying

BELCO issued a reminder to the public about safe kite flying during the Good Friday holiday. A spokesperson said, “BELCO advised of the following safety guidelines for kite flying: Always use the correct supplies when making a kite. Do not use any wire or metal. Only fly kites in safe, open spaces and keep kites away from power lines and busy... Read more of this article

Annual ‘Kites For Kids’ Set For April 5

Annual ‘Kites For Kids’ Set For April 5

The second annual charitable Kites For Kids event will be held at T.N. Tatem Middle School on Wednesday, April 5 beginning at 5.30pm. Anthony Bailey Jr. said, “Kites For Kids is a community-oriented grass roots initiative conceived by myself, Anthony Bailey Jr, of Sunshine After Dark and rolled out with the help of fellow friend and co-founder... Read more of this article

Skyport Kite-Flying Advisory For Good Friday 

Skyport Kite-Flying Advisory For Good Friday 

Bermuda Skyport said they “would like to remind the public of kite flying restrictions in effect and warns against flying kites that could potentially be a hazard to aircraft, particularly near takeoff and landing sites.” A spokesperson said, “To ensure the safety of passengers and the general public, Skyport advises that kites should... Read more of this article

Dame Flora Duffy Receives Special Kite

Dame Flora Duffy Receives Special Kite

[Written by Stephen Wright] Dame Flora Duffy was presented with a special handmade kite adorned with her image during a recent visit to Woody’s Bar in Somerset. The kite had been made from newspaper cuttings of the Bermudian triathlete winning the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021. Duffy, a four-time world champion, was officially recognised... Read more of this article

BELCO Kite Safety Poster Competition Winners

BELCO Kite Safety Poster Competition Winners

BELCO announced the winners of the annual Kite Safety Poster Campaign, with 5-year-old Lyric Davis-Marshall, 5-year-old Cait Kirwan and 6-year-old Messiah Baker all earning prizes. A spokesperson said, “The competition, now in its 33rd year, was open to Primary 1 and Primary 2 students and more than 100 posters were received. “The Best Overall... Read more of this article

Department Of Health Staff Make & Donate Kites

Department Of Health Staff Make & Donate Kites

The Department of Health participated in a kite-making competition, and the kites were donated to families with young children to celebrate the Good Friday holiday. A spokesperson said, “This month, the Department of Health participated in a kite-making competition as part of its team-building activities. The staff generated the idea as a way... Read more of this article

BELCO Issue Advisory On Safe Kite Flying

BELCO Issue Advisory On Safe Kite Flying

BELCO today issued a reminder to the public “about safe and sustainable kite flying during the Good Friday holiday.” A spokesperson said, “BELCO reiterates the following safety guidelines for kite flying: Always use the correct supplies when making a kite. Do not use any wire or metal. Keep kites away from power lines and busy... Read more of this article

Kite Making With Duvon Powell On April 2nd

Kite Making With Duvon Powell On April 2nd

Masterworks is getting set to host a Kite Making workshop with Duvon Powell on Saturday, April 2nd from 10.00am to 1.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Saturday, April 2nd, kids ages 6 – 12 are invited to join Bermudian Kite Maker Duvon Powell for a workshop on the art of making a traditional Bermuda Hummer. The workshop includes a pre-strung kite... Read more of this article

Video: Good Friday Kite Flying At Shelly Bay

Video: Good Friday Kite Flying At Shelly Bay

While many traditional Easter holiday festivities were canceled across the island due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a few families marked the occasion of Good Friday by flying kites at Shelly Bay today [April 2]. The fun was captured on video as kites were seen soaring above a football field and dancing with the changing winds. Related Stories Photos:... Read more of this article

BELCO: Exercise Caution When Flying Kites

BELCO: Exercise Caution When Flying Kites

BELCO is advising the public to “exercise caution when flying kites around the island.” “When most people think of kite flying, they might think of the tradition of making a paper kite and a fun activity,” stated Shelly Leman, Managing Director of Transmission, Distribution and Retail. “What might not be immediately at the forefront... Read more of this article

HSBC: Open Youth Account, Get A Bermuda Kite

HSBC: Open Youth Account, Get A Bermuda Kite

HSBC Bank Bermuda has launched ‘MySavings Youth Accounts,’ and every child who opens one will receive a traditional Bermuda kite, made by local kitemakers at the Salvation Army, and HSBC will also provide a donation to the Salvation Army in the name of each child. A spokesperson said, “HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited announces the launch... Read more of this article