Teams: Didn’t find the new route too difficult and had great fun carrying the Torch along its way as some put their hands in the air, danced and smiled towards their journey to the finish line.
The members of staff of the financial services sector who took part in CariFin Torch Relay on Saturday April 06, 2013 had much to say about the new route of the Torch Relay. The torch left central bank at around 7.15 am and was very successful towards its journey to the new ending point, Guardian Holdings Limited, Westmoorings. This new route sparked some interest among teams who would not normally field torch bearers for the relay. These teams were out and bursting with excitement with 15 to 25 members enjoying the experience of Torch bearers, for what would herald the start of 22nd edition of the CariFin Games. The Torch Relay could not asked for a better start as the Central Bank Governor Rambaran lead off with the Torch to start Central Bank’s leg of the relay, and it ended in grand style as GHL team was welcomed by Tassa playing, calypso music and enthusiastic staff who gave them a rousing welcome.
Team IBL felt excited to come out and show their team support, all with the intention to make a lasting impression in CariFin Games this year. Sharda Siewsankar, team leader for IBL said, despite the fact that they felt their leg was too short; their main thing was to have fun.
The excitement was not only among the IBL team but however across all participating financial institution. Central Bank security team leader, Desmond Dass said, after the Torch Relay the team is excited and all fire up for the CariFin Games starting on April 17, 2013.
Richard Downie Head – Service Delivery Southern Caribbean RBC felt the new route encouraged more participation, and it made sense to stop in front the participating institutions to take photographs. Ending at GHL was fantastic.
For those who were accustom with the normal route taught that this change in course was successful in getting participants for the relay. I was excited by the level of satisfaction expressed by participants/team to the new course, said a member who was there on the first torch relay, which took participants from Port of Spain to Couva.
This demonstrates once again that change can come at a good time and inject new life and energy to something that seemed to be life support. One thing we kept and would continue to keep is the opportunity for the leaders to meet and show support for the event, which is done at the start.
CariFin Games main purpose is to promote a healthier more active lifestyle for members of the financial services sector, foster closer camaraderie, create a platform of recognition and reward to our champions for the development of their fitness and more efficient technique.