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Turks and Caicos Animal Welfare Fundraiser Postponed until June 16th

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Sunday May 26th rained on our parade but luckily a backup plan has been organised!  Sunday June 16th is the day so please come out and support this direly needed program!  Please read the  enews for all the details but for those not on island or who can not make it to Somewhere this Sunday, please check out the Online Auction Form where you can bid on the Elite Golf Package, a one week stay at Windrose Beach House, or the Luxury Stay at the exclusive Amanyara Resort!  Click here for a link to a letter outlining the fundraising cause.
PS-Please forgive my terribly long absence (a full month!) but many changes/big news is on the horizon so stay tuned!

Calling all Chocolate Lovers!

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Tonight at the Regent Palms Resort the 3rd-annual-chocolate-lovers-showcase will be in full effect from 8-10pm.  Tickets are $50 each and if that weren’t reason enough, all proceeds benefit the The Salvation Army hot lunch program.  Come enjoy the sweet and savory showcase selections by the fine restaurants listed below, wine in hand and under the stars.  Just imagine how additionally gorgeous this courtyard will look decked out with chocolate temptations in every direction! 

Weekend Worthy Causes

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This weekend is full of fab events supporting great causes.  Firstly the Ladies Hat Luncheon at the beautiful Regent Palms Resort.  Tickets are $75 and include champagne and Pimm’s cocktails, lunch, couture hat fashion show, and live and silent auction.  All proceeds go towards new classroom space for the Holy Family Academy Mission School.
The brand new Giggles is celebrating their second location with a fundraiser for Enid Capron Primary School.  Please stop by and grab a giggler anytime from 9am to 3pm!
On Sunday, “the 6th Annual Windvibes Kiteboarding Tournament and Beach Party will be held on Long Bay beach near the Shore Club. This year’s event is presented by Big Blue Unlimited. The wide array of events will encompass many of the Turks and Caicos’s sports including kiteboarding, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, and swimming with Race for the Conch. All proceeds from the stand up paddleboarding races will go to the TCSPCA. Less competitive events will include log throwing, a flipper race, potato sack race, and kite pumping competitions. You don’t need to be a kiteboarder to get involved!
Pre registration is required for kiteboarding, kayaking, swimming and stand up paddleboarding races. Space is limited. Reserve your place now!
Check out facebook.com/windvibes
Contact 342-2941 for more info”
Info via enews
   Above images via hopelevin
Support your local kiteboarding and watersports community, the amazing young lady who pours her heart and soul into planning and organizing this event year after year, and the tcspca, this beach party is not to be missed!

Fleur de Lys Villa supports the Arc of Natrona County

The Arc of Natrona County came into existence in 1964 as an informal parent organization for children with disabilities.  Formally incorporated in 1977, the mission remains; 
“The Arc is committed to securing for all people with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work and play. The Arc is further committed to reducing the incidence and limiting the consequence of developmental disabilities through education, research, advocacy and the support of families, friends and community.”
For as long as I can remember my mom has been dedicated to several charity organizations, one of those big hearts that never tires of giving time, attention, and resources to those in need.  She took special interest in the Arc, serving on the board and as an officer, over the course of many years.  For this much needed and respected organization, and in thanks to her, we donated a one week stay at Fleur de Lys Villa for the Arc’s charity auction hosted early this year.
The winning bid went to Mark and Lesley Vigneri, who brought six friends for a week of rest and relation. Mark, who serves on the board and just so happens to be an old friend from school, and Lesley, who serves as the Arc’s secretary, enjoyed a week of picture perfect weather; days spent at the beach, adventures on the water, and nights out enjoying several of Provo’s best restaurants.  

 We all got together for dinner their final night at the legendary Blue Hills establishment, Da Conch Shack.  Fabulous local faire, uppity island music, and toes in the sand as you do the conga line!  We had a great time getting caught up and hearing about their week.  These philanthropists deserved an incredible vacation and we were so thrilled to hear they got one that exceeded their expectations!
To learn more about the Arc, please see the many programs they offer here.  To learn more about the wonderful people that the Arc assists, please see this amazing youtube video below about Carly and her breakthrough in autism;