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Non-Mariner’s Today!

Non-Mariners

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Gibbons Company wishes you a Happy Non-Mariner’s Race Day!

Gibbons is closed today and we hope you get to the 43rd Annual Non-Mariners Race. This is the final bang to the long Cup Match weekend, held today, Sunday, August 2nd, 2015.

This is Bermuda’s favourite raft-up and is held at the usual location of Sandys Boat Club, near Mangrove Bay in Somerset. The event MC is local celebrity Bruce Baritt.

Sandys Boat Club will be open from 10am and the activities start as follows:

  • Non-Colours Raising at 11.53am +87 secs
  • Non-Penguins Fly Past at 1.08pm + 29 sec
  • Non-Noodle Race at 1.22pm + 96 sec
  • Non-Memorial to our Mascot at 2.13pm + 32 sec
  • Non-Calypso Pipe Band at 2.32pm + 109 sec
  • Non-Craft Race at 3.29pm + 62 sec
  • Non-Trophy and Non-Prizegiving at 5.47pm +56 secs

Be safe on the water!

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Somers Day: Cup Match Day 2

Cup Match cricketGibbons Company wishes you a Happy Somers Day & Cup Match Day 2!

I hope that yesterday was a great start to your four-day holiday weekend in Bermuda!

Today is Somers Day, commemorating the arrival of Admiral Sir George Somers who colonized Bermuda in 1609. This national public holiday was introduced on the Friday closest to 1 August and has been held annually since 1947.

Enjoy your day and stay tuned to everything #CupMatch by visiting –> http://bermudacupmatch.com

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Emancipation Day: Cup Match Day 1

Photo courtesy of Kansasphoto on m.flickr.com

Photo courtesy of Kansasphoto on m.flickr.com

Gibbons Company wishes you a Happy Cup Match!

Cup Match was initially introduced after the abolition of slavery in Bermuda. Men from Somerset and St. George’s met in friendly rivalry and held celebrations of Emancipation by holding annual picnics to mark the anniversary of the abolition of slavery.

One of the highlights from the picnics was a friendly cricket match played between lodges from the east and west ends of the island. In 1901, during a cricket match between two major Friendly Societies, an agreement was made to play for an annual trophy. Members of the Friendly Societies and Lodges raised funds and in 1902 a silver cup that was played for annually was introduced. Cup Match was officially born.

In 1947 two official national public holidays were introduced and held annually on the Thursday and Friday closest to 1 August. The first holiday, Cup Match, was renamed Emancipation Day in 1999 and continued the tradition of remembering the end of slavery.

This blog was based on the Cup Match history provided by bermudacupmatch.com

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Hamilton PARK(ing) Day

For the first time, the city of Hamilton created an atmospheric event, using the traditional metered parking spaces in the city on Reid Street!

PARK(ing) Day is known as an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform parking spots into temporary public parks.

Courtesy of Department of Planning & the Corporation of Hamilton. For further info visit www.planning.gov.bm

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Black Up Beauty Event

 

Visiting Gibbons Company’s beauty department to share her cosmetic expertise with the many fans of Black Up Cosmetics, was Paris native, Clothilde Lambararios.

 

Customers tested the newest products for the summer, and received consultations on makeup, skin care and demonstrations on how to use and apply the products.

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Rebecca Minkoff & Gibbons Home Store – Designer Showcase

Gibbons Company was proud to collaborate with renound New York City accessories designer Rebecca Minkoff, to create an outdoor showcase to display her latest collection of chic summer handbags at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel.

Models lounged around Gibbons Home Store décor displays which gave the feel of a summer wonderland; complimenting her collection perfectly.

 

The event is in lead up to the Evolution Fashion Show, which is to be held at City Hall.

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Live Models at Mannequin Mondays

For 3 hours, Gibbons Company display windows were filled with live models sporting the latest summer looks in support of the Evolution Fashion Show which will be taking place this Friday, July 6, 2013. Customers were suprised to find that the usual mannequins were replaced with attractive live models, which drew in the lunchers and brunchers with much excitement!

Be sure to see Gibbons Company this Friday in the Evolution Fashion Extravaganza!!

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Jelly Bean & Counting!

Who doesn’t like a little fun guessing with a prize at the end for the winner? The contest was held during Kids Week in the Children’s Department on the week of May 27 – June 1.

We had face painting by Scribbles and the balloon man, who made animal designs out of balloons for the kids and it was a big hit!

We had the jelly bean contest. Count the jelly beans and the closest would win a $100.00 GC gift card. There were 1,262 jelly beans in the jar and we had co-winners who guessed the closest with 1,250.

 And the winners are…

Melvina Warren and Jill Brydon!!!!!

This was a happy surprise for both Jill and Melvina because Jill just had a baby girl on April 24 and Melvina had a baby boy on March 16! Good things came there way and be sure to know that you could be one of the lucky winners one day!

 

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Fashion Night Out

Our model style stations, beer & wine tastings and live music were a great hit with our customers for Fashion Night Out!

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We Have a WINNER!!

Gibbons Company would like to extend a warm thank-you to all participants of our 3rd annual ‘Gibbons In Bloom’ event, used to welcome Spring with open arms and amazing floral displays!!

 

The results are in from our customer raffle!! From the display that received the most votes, a winner was be chosen of those that voted for the winning arrangement!

 

The Winner of the Gibbons In Bloom raffle is Karen Amos, who voted for Demco Florist!!

What an amazing show, with so many beautiful, breathtaking arrangements!

 

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