Under the banner of the 23rd Bahamas Company of the Boys’ Brigade, the Captain Henry W. Curry II Fun Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, November 12 at 6 a.m., starting and ending at St. Barnabas Parish.
The event will be held in honor of the Rt. Rev. Gilbert A. Thompson, retired suffragan bishop, and part proceeds will be in aid of the brigade’s educational fund.
The route will travel north on Baillou Hill Road to Bay Street, east on Bay Street to Market Street, south on Market Street to Fr. Calnan Road, and west on Fr. Calnan Road back to St. Barnabas Parish. The cost of the event is $25 for adults and $12 for children 12 years and under.
Interested persons can register at St. Barnabas Church or online at the website www.tinyurl.com/captainhenryfunrun. Interested persons can also contact Marcel Major at (242) 804-8595 or Captain Henry Curry at (242) 455-7224 to register. The deadline for applications and online registration is Wednesday, November 9.
“Bishop Thompson has served his country and the Anglican Diocese with distinction. His years of service stems back to 1961 when he became a deacon at St. Barnabas Parish,” said the Rector of St. Barnabas Anglican Church Fr. Roderick Bain through a letter. “Along with many other posts he has held, both within the diocese and in the public arena, he served as Rector of St. Barnabas from 1968-2000 and Suffragan Bishop of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands from 2000-2005. St. Anne’s Parish was his last call to service, serving from 2012-2018, propelling him into a life in which he is currently enjoying retirement.”
The 23rd Bahamas Company of the Boys’ Brigade was commissioned on November 1, 1970, with Captain Henry Curry II installed as its first and only captain.
Former members of the Boys’ Brigade, an international organization, have made significant contributions in the development of The Bahamas and have also made their mark in most professions in the country.
The parish that has the most participants signed up for the fun run/walk will receive a trophy.