Financial Sector works out some Maths issues to have a blast at CariFin Family Day
“Fun, fitness and friendship” may have been the driving words behind CariFin’s Family Day on Sunday, but the participants from the country’s various financial institutions certainly did not leave their competitive spirits at home.
Hundreds of persons braved the inclement weather to come and represent their companies at the Sevilla Golf Course in Couva; and they had a grand old time.
The eager participants were treated to an array of unique novelty events which really tested their coordination, agility and even mental sharpness. The novelty event which really caused a stir was the ‘Maths Relay’. If you are thinking that this event was a piece of cake for members of the banking sector, then you are mistaken. The addition, subtraction, division and multiplication that the competing field endured was no easy task as it appeared that the event manager Anthony Le Maitre had taken some special time to whip up a devious sum. With no calculators involved, the teams appeared to struggle on the division section of the sum as they were made to divide a six figure-plus number by 24.
Eventually, the teams were able to brainstorm among themselves as they overcame the challenging sum.
With the Maths Relay a formality, the teams were able to return to less arduous tasks as they engaged in events such as ‘Pop it and Hook up’, ‘Island Hopping’ ‘Shuttle/Balloons Relay’ and ‘Hard Wuk Relay’. Guardian seemed to have their novelty events down pat as they strode away with the Pop it and Hook up and Hard Wuk Relay races. The latter event may have fallen just inside the PG-13 rating.
The popular Tug-O-War was next on the agenda and the representatives from Unit Trust, RBL, Central Bank, Guardian, ANSA and FCB were intent on flexing their muscles. At the end of the preliminary pulls, RBL, ANSA and FCB had fallen by the wayside. The soggy surface meant that some of the tumbles weren’t too nice.
With just three institutions standing, Central Bank emphatically tugged their way to victory as they overcame both Guardian and Unit Trust with ease.
Central Bank showed that they had more than just brawn and toughness on their side too, as their selected dance pair sauntered off with the tightly contested Dance Off. The Governor, Dr Alvin Hillaire fittingly led the way as he and his partner dished out a number of silky routines en route to their win. The DJ played his part too, as he made it difficult for the dancers to get familiar with one particular genre or beat. But the Governor and the rest of the dancing circle responded by giving the crowd a truly entertaining show.
Talking about shows, the Ms CariFin delegates were not to be left out as they ensured that the Family Day finished in style. Having wooed the audience with their dance routines earlier in the day, the ladies returned to finish off their competition with a short aerobics burnout and a Q&A segment. The girls gracefully participated in the burnout before entering the challenging Q&A segment.
After all the shimmying, twirling, tricky questions and tense adjudication, RBL’s Christine Villafana was crowned Ms CariFin 2016. Villafana, who placed fourth in the Fun Walk earlier in the day, showed that she still had the spunk and energy left to wear the Ms CariFin sash.
As promised, CariFin’s Family Day 2016 had something for everyone, including the kids, and we do hope that you thoroughly enjoyed it!