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#283150 - 06/06/08 05:59 PM Rain Can't Stop This Jam - Placencia Lobsterfest
belizestar Offline
Rain Can’t Stop This Jam – Placencia Lobsterfest 2008

~ For Immediate Release – June 6, 2008 ~

“Placencia Lobsterfest 2008 will be held June 27th, 28th, & 29th as planned” announced the Placencia Lobsterfest organizing committee after an emergency meeting held yesterday. Rumors had been circulating that due to the recent storm system that had affected Belize resulting in major flooding in some areas of the country and loss of the Kendall Bridge, one of the bridges along the Southern Highway, that Placencia Lobsterfest 2008 was going to be postponed to a date later this summer. “We want to assure everyone that has made plans to join us for our festival as well as those still making plans that Placencia Lobsterfest is going to happen and has the potential to be the best one in our ten year history. We are confident that people will be able to come in by air, sea and road to get to the great family weekend. We’ve also decided that a portion of this year’s proceeds will go to the aid of those affected by Tropical Storm Arthur” , said Placencia Lobsterfest event coordinator Elysia Dial.

This year’s Placencia Lobsterfest promises to have all the returning excitement of recent years including performances by the Gilharry 7 Band, Kenny Gladden’s New Creation Band, the All Star Steel Band, a variety of numbers performed by St. John’s Memorial School’s students that recently competed in the Festival of Arts, as well as competitions including the Tipsy Tuna Toss, the Driftwood Bar Kayak Challenge, a tug o war tournament and so much more. The Placencia Fishermen’s Day Saltwater Fishing Tournament is to be held the 28th & 29th and already has more than $8000 in cash, prizes and registration prizes to be won. The Placencia BTIA Lobsterfest Raffle prize list has already climbed to more than 70 available prizes including a day sail on a chartered catamaran courtesy of the Moorings Belize and that list keeps growing. New to this year’s festival will be the Tumblers’ Association of Belize and an exciting fireworks display the Saturday night of the event.

Of course Lobsters are the stars of this weekend and you’ll find them in all forms at Placencia Lobsterfest – grilled, skewered or stewed, in a pie, on a pizza, with a cold drink – if it can be made with lobster you will find it at Placencia Lobsterfest!

Make your plans now and get ready for a fun filled weekend!

Placencia Lobsterfest is a fund raiser for Placencia Village and is organized by the Placencia Village Council and the Placencia BTIA. Placencia Lobsterfest is always held the last full weekend in June. For additional information, please contact the Placencia Tourism Center at 523-4045 or email us at placencia@btl.net.

Join us for Placencia Lobsterfest 2008 - June 27th, 28th, & 29th!!!

Major sponsors of this event include the Belize Tourism Board, Belize Bank, Insurance Corporation of Belize, Shell Placencia, Bowen & Bowen, Chabil Mar Villas, The Peninsula Club of Belize, Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar, Turtle Inn, the Inn at Robert’s Grove and Bella Maya Resort.


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#286249 - 06/25/08 05:06 PM Re: Rain Can't Stop This Jam - Placencia Lobsterfest [Re: belizestar]
Marty Offline
Placencia Lobsterfest 2008 is being held as planned this weekend, June 27th, 28th, & 29th. Please tell your family & friends and don’t miss out on this great fun filled family weekend. Please find below just some of the things that are scheduled for Placencia Lobsterfest 2008

Placencia Lobsterfest 2008
Schedule of Events

Friday June 27th
· 2:00 pm - Children’s Olympics sponsored by Reagan International & the Peninsula Club of Belize
· 6:30 pm Final Fishing Tournament Registration at the Placencia BTIA booth followed by reading of Fishing Tournament Rules
· 8:00 - 10:00 pm Karaoke Contest
· 10:00 pm - 2:00 am Live Music with the New Creation Band - Sponsored by the Belize Tourism Board, Purple Space Monkey, Turtle Inn, & The Inn at Robert’s Grove

Saturday June 28th
· 10:00 am - Kids Games organized by Progressive Youths of Placencia
· 12:00 noon - Opening Ceremonies with Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega, Minister Melvin Hulse, & Minister Eden “Boots” Martinez and the Delille Academy Choir.
· 12:30 pm All Star Steel Band sponsored by Chabil Mar Villas & The Peninsula Club of Belize
· 2:00 pm - Tipsy Tuna Toss sponsored by Tipsy Tuna
· 3:00 pm - Belize Tumblers
· 5:00 pm - Fishing Tournament Weigh In
· 6:00 pm – Live Music – sponsored by Wendy’s Creole Restaurant & Bar
· 8:00 pm - Fireworks Display
· 9:00 pm - 2:00 am Live Music with the Gilharry 7 Band - Sponsored by the Belize Tourism Board, Purple Space Monkey, Turtle Inn, & The Inn at Robert’s Grove


Sunday June 29th
· 10:00 am - Kids Games organized by Progressive Youths of Placencia
· 11:00 am - Kayak Race sponsored by Driftwood Bar & Seaspray Hotel
· 12:00 pm –Inner Vibrations (Live Music)
· 12:30 pm - Tug-O-War Tournament sponsored by Yearwood Properties & DeTatch Seafood Restaurant & Bar
· 2:00 pm - 1st Great Lobster Cook Off sponsored by Hokey Pokey Water Taxi & Wallen’s Market
· 3:00 pm - Fishing Tournament Weigh In
· 3:30 pm - Boat Blessing & Parade
· 5:00 pm Placencia BTIA Lobsterfest Raffle & Presentation of the Saltwater Fishing Tournament Prizes at the Main tent
· 6:00 pm - Official closing ceremonies followed by Jump Up with Gilharry 7 Band (Live Music)


Placencia Lobsterfest is a fund raiser for Placencia Village and is organized by the Placencia Village Council and the Placencia BTIA. Placencia Lobsterfest is always held the last full weekend in June. For additional information, please contact the Placencia Tourism Center at 523-4045 or email us at placencia@btl.net.

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#286858 - 06/30/08 01:59 PM Re: Rain Can't Stop This Jam - Placencia Lobsterfest [Re: Marty]
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
Anybody make it to the Placencia Lobsterfest? How was it this year?

--Lan Sluder
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http://www.belizefirst.com

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#287094 - 07/02/08 01:48 PM Re: Rain Can't Stop This Jam - Placencia Lobsterfest [Re: Lan Sluder/Belize First]
PTC Director Offline
This year's Placencia Lobsterfst was great actually. The official Press Release should go out later today but the turn out was good. Loads of people came from all over to attend this year's fest. The committee really went the extra mile to make it all come together. The two major bands for the event ferried their equipment across the river and the Inn at Robert's Grove provided a truck to freight in the equipment and Radiance's Taxi Service brought in the band members. The fireworks even made it via the same route. All in all a good weekend.

We hope to see everyone next year at Placencia Lobsterfest 2009 - June 26, 27 & 28!!!!!

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#287099 - 07/02/08 02:38 PM Re: Rain Can't Stop This Jam - Placencia Lobsterfe [Re: PTC Director]
Barnacle Offline
Lan,
you can find some info and fest-fotos here
along with some links to others.

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#287600 - 07/07/08 11:54 PM Re: Rain Can't Stop This Jam - Placencia Lobsterfe [Re: Barnacle]
twocandream Offline
Does anyone know how the fishing derby portion of lobsterfest turned out? Who won what? Biggest fish, most fish etc.?

Thanks

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#287637 - 07/08/08 03:57 AM Re: Rain Can't Stop This Jam - Placencia Lobsterfe [Re: twocandream]
PTC Director Offline
The 10th annual Placencia Lobsterfest Placencia Fishermen's Day Saltwater Fishing Tournament kicked off Friday evening with the registration and Captain’s meeting under the main tent at the Lobsterfest site. The nine boat captain’s that had registered and their crew after going over the rules where all given the “Cappy Safety Kit” in memory of the late Edlin Leslie Sr, courtesy of the BlissfulSage Foundation.



Boats headed out at 5 am both Saturday and Sunday mornings, braving rough seas. When the points were tallying the results were as followed:



Best Boat (1st) Coulton’s Reef 240.5 points

2nd Boat Akeera 131.9 points

3rd Boat Nia 58.75 points

4th Boat Leonora 43.69 points

5th Boat Trouble 17.82 points

6th Boat Teresa G 12.13 points

Deloris 0 points

Easy Skankin 0 points

Olivia V 0 points





Best Boat - $2500 Cash, 20 gallons fuel from Shell Placencia & the 2008 Best Boat Trophy

Other 8 boats received 10 gallons of fuel from Shell Placencia



Largest Barracuda - $750 Cash Prize – 19# 8 oz brought in by “Leonora”

Largest Kingfish - $750 Cash Prize – 10# brought in by “Nia”

Highest Scoring Extraordinary Fish - $750 Cash Prize – 28# 2 oz Wahoo - ( 140.6 points) Brought in by “Coulton’s Reef



Heaviest Fish of the Tournament - $500 Cash Prize – Courtesy of Marelco & Yamaha 28# 2 oz Wahoo - ( 140.6 points) Brought in by “Coulton’s Reef

Lowest Scoring Boat of the Tournament - $100 Cash Prize – Courtesy of The Secret Garden Restaurant – Teresa G

Ladies’ Luck – Heaviest Fish of the Tournament - $250 Cash Prize – Courtesy of Barefoot Beach Bar - 19# 8 oz barracuda brought in by “Leonora”

Largest Lobster –$100 Cash Prize – Courtesy of Wallen’s Market Ltd - 2# 7 oz brought in by Teresa G



Grand Slam Prize of $1500 and the Tipsy Tuna – Tuna that “Tips” the Scale prize of $500 for a tuna over 18 # were not awarded. Both these prizes will be rolled over for the 11th Placencia Fishermen's Day Saltwater Fishing Tournament that will be held June 27 & 28, 2009. This will give the tournament an estimated $10,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs!



Sponsors of this year’s tournament are – Belize Bank, Insurance Corporation of Belize, Shell Placencia, Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar, Barefoot Beach Bar, Marelco & Yamaha, Barefoot Rentals, A.L. Construction, Wendy’s Creole Restaurant & Bar, Chabil Mar Villas, Wallen’s Market, ScotiaBank, Seahorse Dive Shop, Maya Beach Hotel, Atlantic Bank, Splash Dive Shop, The Moorings Belize, Serenity Beach Resort, Calico Jack’s Village, Boson’s Chair, Miramar Apartments, Secret Garden Spa, The Inn at Robert’s Grove, Paradise Vacation Hotel and the Secret Garden Restaurant & Bar.


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