THE Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently held its fifth annual Fun Run/Walk under the theme ‘Tru Blue,’ this year celebrating the graduating class of 2019 crossing the finish line.
Over 150 participants inclusive of BTVI staff, faculty, students, graduands and community participants travelled along the scenic Cable Beach strip, beginning at Goodman’s Bay to Sandals Royal Bahamian Beach Resort and back. Along the route were hidden ‘Blues Clues’ items along with graduation regalia for graduands to collect.
Following the Fun, Run Walk – spearheaded by the Fund Development department - were free health screenings by Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre, including blood pressure and cholesterol checks, in addition to health talks and lots of prizes. Participants also got free chair massages, courtesy of BTVI massage students.
The event not only focused on physical health but mental health as well.
Representatives from Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre’s Occupational Therapy department were present distributing information about mental health awareness.
BTVI students recently participated in the centre’s Occupational Therapy Month speech competition, with its participants snagging the top three spots in the community division.
Also supporting the event was the 2018-2019 Miss World Bahamas Brinique Gibson, whose participation was reflective of her campaign theme, ‘Eat Wise. Exercise. Stay Alive.’
She was crowned again, this time as the Selfie Queen for taking the most photos with anything blue along the route.
BTVI expects the Tru Blue Fun Run/Walk to become a fixture on the calendar of graduation activities.