January 20, 2006

Cool Riderz marks first anniversary

The Cool Riderz Motor Cycle Club celebrated its first anniversary on January 10, 2005. Through the many challenges that confront voluntary organizations and groups, the club was able to achieve most of its objectives. Priority was given to the strengthening of Caribbean unity and meeting the social needs of communities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Throughout the year, monthly food baskets valued in excess of EC$500 were distributed to indigent elderly in several towns and villages. At these events, free blood pressure and blood glucose checks were done for community members. Counselling on various aspects of health was also provided.{{more}}

On October 28, 2005, the club embarked on its biggest event, the PPG Independence Moto Cross. Motor bike riders from throughout the Caribbean converged at the Duncan Punnett Park at Pembroke, along with hundreds of supporters. The public was awed by the entertainment provided in a keenly contested competition. This event contributed to the region’s attempt at unifying the people of the Caribbean. It also assisted in portraying St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a venue for sports tourism.

Other activities of the club included Back-to-school programs where school supplies valued over $30,000 were distributed to school-aged children; teaming with the Traffic Branch of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force to promote road safety among children of the Kingstown Anglican Primary School and C.W Prescott; a Christmas party for the children of the pediatric ward and the distribution of gifts to these children.

The Cool Riderz Club in a release circulated on Wednesday wished the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines all that is good and just for 2006 and urged the public to continue to support their efforts as they forge ahead with their “quest towards nation building.”