There are periods during the year when it is super busy in Anguilla. The months of November and December are two of those busy periods. Whether it is limited availability for accommodations, booked out restaurants or buzz worthy parties and events, these are months when the words ‘Anguilla’ and ‘boring’ just cannot go together. There are many upcoming activities. Here is a wrap up of some of the major events and happenings that you should be aware of over the next week. Let me know which ones are in your calendar!

 Escape to Little Butterfly in Anguilla


Little Butterfly

Sunny Greetings from Anguilla!!!

Thinking about a warm getaway for this winter? We are delighted to let you know of availability at Little Butterfly over the next couple of months…

Available dates:

November 21, 2014 – December 28, 2014

January 4 – 10, 2015

January 17, February 10, 2015

February 17 onwards

Happy to help with any questions you may have.  Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Publication of the Second Annual True Anguilla Magazine

The second annual True Anguilla Magazine is currently online. 45,000 copies are being distributed on the island. True ANGUILLA is a visitor magazine for Anguilla produced by the experienced publishing team of Orrett Wynter of DESIGN Anguilla – a quarterly design and lifestyle magazine and Trudy Nixon of True Communications, a Professional PR and Communications consultancy based in Anguilla, BWI. You can view the full magazine here. Congrats to Trudy Nixon and Orrett Wynter for publishing this beautiful magazine once again.

True Anguilla Magazine

True Anguilla Magazine

My Anguilla Experience is proud to be mentioned in this section about where you can find more information about Anguilla. Thanks Trudy and Orrett for your support.

Mention of My Anguilla Experience in True Anguilla Magazine

Mention of My Anguilla Experience in True Anguilla Magazine

No Point to Prove – Omari Banks – Friday November 28th, 2014

‘No Point to Prove’ video premiere and concert will be held on Friday November 28th, 2014 at 8pm at La Vue. Tickets are$25(regular) and $40 (V.I.P). Tickets are sold at Tackle Box. There are only 500 tickets available so get your ticket early. You don’t want to miss performances by Omari Banks, True Intentions, Infamus and a guest appearance by Peetah Morgan. Congratulations Omari Banks on this next milestone in your career.

No Point to Prove - Omari Banks

No Point to Prove – Omari Banks

Race Against AIDS – Saturday November 29th, 2014

The 12th Anniversary of Anguilla’s Race Against AIDS will be held on Saturday November 29, 2014 starting at 6:30 am. Final registration for the race will take place between 5 am to 6 am the morning of the race.

AIDS is everyone’s business. Come out and run or walk for this important cause. See a recap of Anguilla’s Race Against AIDS in 2013 here. I won a trophy last year. See you on Saturday!

Anguilla's Race Against AIDS

Anguilla’s Race Against AIDS

Morlens School of Music – Developing Youth through Music – Sunday November 30th, 2014

The Morlens School of Music initiated its Community Recital Series in February 2013.  The recital series aims at showcasing talented youth within the community. The purpose of the series is not only to display the talent possessed by the youths featured, but to also inspire other youth in the community to push, work hard and dedicate themselves to improving their musical development.

In an interview with the Anguillian when asked what the object of the recitals was, Mr Vanterpool replied: “The brand of the Morlens School of Music is the advancement of youth through music. It is to showcase the progress that students have made, and then to give them a feel of what using music as a performance tool is like.”

The Morlens School of Music encourages the general public to attend future performances and support the dedicated youth performing. All free will benefits received from the series go towards the Blossom Centre and the ALHCS Concert Band.

Morlens School of Music

Morlens School of Music

Tourism Gala – Friday December 5th, 2014

The Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association (AHTA) is pleased to announce that tickets are now available for the Annual Tourism  Gala and Awards Ceremony.  This event is scheduled on Friday evening, 5th December 2014, in the beautiful Cobá Restaurant at Viceroy Anguilla Resort & Residences.

These awards and gala are part of Tourism Week for which the theme this year is   “Sustainable Practices for Significant Growth”

 The areas of recognition for the tourism industry awards include Employee of the Year, Supervisor of the Year, Airport and Seaport Employees of the Year, Allied Member of the Year, Pioneers,  Villa Member of the year, Media Award, Restaurant of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, and the much-coveted Hotelier of the Year.

The Tourism Gala will feature the glamorous Digicel VIP carpet cocktail reception followed by a delicious three-course dinner during which awards are presented to recognise excellence in the industry.  All guests will be entered into the spectacular door prize giveaway – with prizes encompassing spa treatments, dinners, villa stays, hotel stays and many more exciting items.

Music will be provided by the popular Boss and the Horsepower Band, and the Lime after Party, will be headlined by DJ Sugar.

Ticket prices are being sold for US $100.00 per person.  Tickets may be purchased either from the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association or Anguilla Tourist Board located on Coronation Avenue in The Valley. You may reach us for more information on264-497-2944

To purchase your tickets, please call Gilda Gumbs-Samuel at 264- 476-2944.  Tickets requested to be held can only be held for a 24-hour period. All tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

You can read about the 2013 Tourism Gala here.

Gilda Gumbs Samuel, Executive Director, AHTA - Anguilla Tourism Awards

Gilda Gumbs-Samuel, Executive Director, AHTA – Tourism Gala 2013

Shantelle, Pat and I at the Tourism Awards and Gala

Shantelle, Pat and I at the Tourism Awards and Gala, 2013

Tourism Week Programme – November 29th to December 6th, 2014

 Saturday, Nov. 29th (10:00 am – 6:00 pm)  

Valley Street Festival and Taste of the Islands @ The People’s Market featuring Official Opening of “The Food Court” at 3:30 pm.

Sunday Nov. 30th

(9:00 am)  Thanksgiving Church Service@Maranatha Methodist Church, Blowing Point

(11:00 am)  Tourism Week Brunch @ Paradise Cove Resort-Keynote Address by Mr Delroy Lake, President, Anguilla Hotel & Tourism Association

Monday Dec. 1st      

Radio Addresses from Tourism Executives on island radio stations

Tuesday Dec.2nd 

Customer Service Training for Frontline Personnel in partnership with Anguilla Community College

 Wednesday Dec 3rd  

ALHCS Students’ Tourism Talks Panel Discussion hosted by Anguilla’s Junior Minister of Tourism, Ms. Arielle Gaskin @the ATB Conference Room

Thursday Dec 4th

Hospitality Sector Round Table Discussion hosted by the Department of Disaster Management in conjunction with the Anguilla Tourist Board

(6:00 pm) –  Tourism Zumba Evening

Friday Dec 5th

AHTA Tourism Gala & Awards Ceremony

Saturday Dec. 6th 

(6:00 -11:00 am)   Island-wide Clean-Up Campaign in collaboration with the ATB, AHTA, DYC and EHD

Benefit concert to support the restoration of the Old East End School – Sunday December 7th, 2014

In collaboration with the East End community and the Morlens School of Music, the Anguilla National Trust, is pleased to announce a benefit concert to support the restoration of Anguilla’s first public primary school, the Old East End School. Scheduled for Sunday 7 December at 6.00pm at the St. Augustine’s Anglican Church in the East End, the concert will be a showcase of Anguilla’s musical and creative talent and genius.

Tickets are US$10 with all proceeds going to the restoration of this national landmark and treasure. Tickets can be purchased at the Anguilla National Trust office, from any ANT staff member, or during weekend evenings under the East End barbeque tent from Calvin “Paper” Vanterpool.

For more information, please call the ANT office at 497 5297.

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