CIBC FirstCaribbean awarded the winners of the Hunt for the Cure with their prizes at a gathering at the bank in Road Town on October 4, 2022.
The 2nd annual car rally treasure hunt, which took place on Tortola on Saturday, September 24, was the penultimate event of the annual Walk for the Cure fundraiser held Saturday, October 8, 2022.
The panel of judges, which included members of the BVI Cancer Society, declared the 2022 Hunt for the Cure winners as follows:
1st Place – Team Harneys 1 - the team of 4 solved 20 clues in a time of 2 hours and 25 minutes.
2nd Place – Team Social Security 2 - the team of 4 solved 20 clues in a time of 2 hours and 43 minutes.
3rd Place (tied winners) – Team Conyers Treasured Chest & Team Conyers Blue Raiders - each team of 5 solved 20 clues in a time of 2 hours and 47 minutes.
Special category winners are:
Best Thematically Dressed Vehicle - Team Red Cross
Best Message of Hope - Team Conyers Blue Raiders
Best Dressed Team - Harneys 1
A total of 20 teams registered for the clue-driven hunt, which tested the local knowledge of the participants and covered locations across the width and breadth of Tortola. Teams were each provided with a $25 fuel voucher from Sol.
"This year's Hunt for the Cure was an energy-fueled occasion with a greater number of teams registering and taking part in the event than last year, which had been hampered by the COVID-19 restrictions," said Walk Manager, Fabian Devonish, Branch Manager, Retail, Platinum and Business Banking, CIBC FirstCaribbean in a press release on October 6, 2022.
"This was the lead into the grand finale of our annual Walk for the Cure this Saturday and we were really impressed with the effort that was put in to vie for theprizes of Best Dressed Team and Best Thematically Dressed Vehicle and Best Message of Hope.
"The organising team put forward a great challenge for treasure hunters in delivering the 20 quiz-type clues the answers for which lay in cultural, historical and community facts and statements on Tortola. Some of teams found the clues a bit hard but then admitted that figuring out the answers made it all the more rewarding! We thank all those that took part and congratulate the winners who are set to enjoy a variety of special activities in the BVI," Devonish said.
The winners of the first place prize will set off on a day sail donated by Horizon Yacht Charters.
The second place prize winners will enjoy an Animal Sanctuary and Island Tour at Necker Island by Sea It Clear BVI donated by owner, Allington O. Creque aka ‘Gumption’.
The third place prize winning team will be on an expedition with Gumption Sea It Clear Glass Bottom Boat Tour.
Team Social Security 2 solved 20 clues in a time of 2 hours and 43 minutes to place second.
Team Conyers Treasured Chest & Team Conyers Blue Raiders both solved 20 clues in a time of 2 hours and 47 minute to tie for third place.
Team Red Cross won Best Thematically Dressed Vehicle.
Team Social Security.