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Queen’s Parade & Garden Party

As a long standing tradition the Cayman Islands celebrate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday in June each year.

Senior uniformed services officers, youth service organisations and the police band, are scheduled to take part in a parade in front of the Legislative Assembly, on Saturday, 14 June 2014 at 9.00 a.m. Guests are asked to be seated at 8:30 a.m.

The programme also includes the presentation of honours to previously announced recipients: Dr Saratchandra (Sarath) de Alwis-Seneviratne and Thomas M. Wood. In addition those in attendance will learn the names of the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients, and the Duke of Edinburgh scheme awardees.

For the first time in over three years, this year’s observance will mark the return of a popular custom – the Government House Garden Party. Held on the front lawn at the Governor’s residence, this event will immediately follow the awards ceremony at 10:15 a.m.

The Garden Party is open to the public. There will be background musical entertainment and light refreshments available.

Looking forward to a successful event, Her Excellency the Governor Mrs Helen Kilpatrick said, “It is my pleasure to reintroduce the Garden Party at Government House as part of this year’s Queen’s Birthday celebrations.”

The dress code is semi-formal day dress and will be enforced. Hats are optional. Inappropriately attire (i.e. shorts, tank tops and swimwear) is not acceptable for both events.

For more information, contact Protocol Office Coordinator Meloney Syms at 244-3612.

For further information contact: Yvette Cacho