The Human Resources team at Beaches Turks and Caicos recently collaborated with the resort’s Sports and Social Cub to host the resort’s Annual Festival of Sports at the National Stadium in Providenciales.
The event, a part of the resort’s commitment to facilitating a good appreciation for work-life balance, was staged for the first time since the pandemic, and billed as the ‘clash of the titans’.
The much-touted event saw the resort team members divided into teams representing its four villages - Key West, Italian, French and Caribbean - as they matched wits and skills in a myriad of sporting disciplines.
The week of fun and games culmination on Thursday, November 2 with the track and field events at the end of which the Caribbean Village walked away with the top prize, Key West second, French Village third and Italian Village fourth.
General Manager, James McAnally shared, “To see the work of the organisers to make this event such a success is testament to the leadership of everyone at Beaches Turks and Caicos. The staff knew that this was going to be a blast coming back after COVID and it did not disappoint. The mettle of each athlete along with the leaders of the different villages made it a very worthwhile staging. I salute each participant for the sportsmanship shown throughout the entire event.”
Caribbean Village managers Alpheaus Pinder and Curtis Lee were ecstatic cheerleaders throughout.
Said Pinder, “We waited two years for this event’s return and to be crowned champions is tremendous. As leaders, we were tasked by management to inspire our teams to incorporate our resort’s values in all that we do, and this was surely felt as the entire workforce participated in the different sporting disciplines as one team.”
This initiative, led by the sports day committee had Anesha Beckford, president of the sports club heaping praises on the team for making it all possible. “The dream team did this. The logistics of the event saw David Ellis, entertainment manager, leading the plans and with the rest of the executive members and officials from the Ministry of Sports, we were able to execute a staging of this magnitude.”
Human resources manager at the resort, Owenta Coleby added, “As a company we believe in empowering our team and ensuring that we allow each team member to be inspired and be allowed to live prosperous and fulfilling lives. Our primary goal for the initiative was to have the committee plan and execute a physically and mentally balanced event that allowed each team member to experience the holistic developmental approach that we strive for as a company.”