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infocus: CULTURE 2011 Q: Karin a. Darrell Partnership Manager Worldwide-Group Travel Bermuda Department of Tourism Q: Which museums or other cultural venues are popular for visiting groups? A: Bermuda National Gallery; Bermuda Maritime Museum; Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo; Fort St. Catherine; Verdmont Historic House Museum. Q: What are some examples of local cuisine that tie into local culture? A: Bermuda fish chowder, which includes Sherry pepper sauce, codfish and potatoes; cassava pie, conch, and of course, a Dark and Stormy, which includes Goslings Rum mixed with ginger beer soda. Q: Please describe some popular themed special events that tie into local culture. There is also the Sinclair Packwood Memorial Cycle Race, which includes sporting events and a parade with floats. There is a theme for each year, and participants include marching bands, dancers, Bermuda Gombeys, Bermuda Islanders pipe and drum band, politicians with speeches and restaurant stands offering selections of specialty Bermudian dishes. It began in 1909, from the town of St. George to Somerset. Bermuda Day is also when Bermuda Fitted Dinghy Racing begins its annual season. Q: What are some popular local cultural components you can add to meeting breaks and receptions? A: The Gumba Trail is a historic journey in time via a cultural nature walk. The trail describes the background of the Caribbean A: Bermuda Day—usually the day of the Junkanoo dancers and their connection Karin A. Darrell annual Bermuda Heritage Day Parade. This to the Gombeys of Bermuda, along with day began in Britain in 1902 as the celebration of Queen commentary on the Islands’ plant life and various uses. Empress Victoria’s birthday. The Earl of Meath inaugurated The Heritage Passport is a pass that allows visitors it as the day on which young people would be trained in unlimited admission to eight attractions over a four-day their British Empire citizenship. It includes the Marathon period. Sites include the Bermuda Maritime Museum; the Derby, a half marathon raced from Somerset to Hamilton Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo; Fort St. Catherine over hills and dales. Bermuda’s racing legend “Sir” Stanley and Verdmont Historic House Museum, among others. Burgess, who died in 1984, participated for over 50 years, beginning in 1921 when he was 20. He won it ten times. Q: Where do you take friends/family when they’re in town His marathon preparation began with a bath in port wine, that planners should know about? honey, beet tops and rum. He rubbed his legs with tincture of myrrh, turtle oil, oil of wintergreen with hazel, and old A: A dinner at The Waterlot Inn. It’s a great restaurant filled rum. His final race was in 1983, when he was 84. with history and delicious cuisine. 62 | prevue magazine

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Prevue November/December 2010

Dolce Hayes Mansion, CA
ARIA, Las Vegas
Starwood Lux, Merida
San Antonio/Philly/Vegas
Crowne Plaza, Trinidad
Florida Faves
Gansevoort Miami Beach
Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo
HIlton Bonnet Creek, Orlando
Culture + Creativity
La Cote D'Azur
Culture 2011

Prevue November/December 2010