NatWest Jersey Island Games
The NatWest Jersey Island Games is fast approaching, and Insurance Corporation Channel Islands are delighted to be sponsoring the Games Village centrepiece!
The centrepiece will be built by Battle of Flowers champions the Optimists Club, and is set to feature an outline of the map of Jersey and Jersey 2015 logo, and of course be in the style of the Battle of Flowers.
If you will be attending the event, you will find the centrepiece in the main entrance at Howard Davis Park from the NatWest Island Games XVI Opening Ceremony
Games Director Steve Bailey said: “We will be actively encouraging all visitors to take their picture standing alongside it. Traditionally, Games have boasted a signature centrepiece. We couldn’t have found a more fitting one than a Battle of Flowers float. It’s one of the things Jersey, as an island community, does best.”
Float designer, Steve Bouchard, said: “The Optimists Club are absolutely delighted to design and produce a floral display for the NatWest Island Games. It is an honour for the club to play a small part in what promises to be a fantastic event and to showcase what The Jersey Battle of Flowers has to offer.
We are also extremely pleased that this venture is being supported by the club’s long-time supporters, Insurance Corporation of the Channel Islands, it will be a great opportunity for us to enhance our friendship.”
Insurance Corporation managing director, Glyn Smith said: “Our winning partnership with The Optimists Club dates back many years and is a key part of our Channel Island community sponsorships. To be able to link that relationship with such a prestigious event as the Island Games and indeed support it’s focal point is a wonderful opportunity for both parties.”
Take a sneak peak at the development so far in these attached photos, and make sure you take some photos in front of it and share them with us!
Don’t worry if you can’t attend the Games – once they are over, the float will be stripped of the flowers and stored by the Optimists until Battle of Flowers week in August. It will then be used in a central St Helier location, to encourage members of the public to ‘have a go’ at flowering a float. We’re looking forward to seeing your skills on display!
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