SHUFFLEBOARD WORLD CUP 2012
It was another fun-filled 4 days of competition between a huge array of countries at the 3rd Boracay Island Shuffleboard World Cup. Once again the final saw Philippines and Germany meet, and defending champions Mickey and Jens successfully retained the title for Germany. The event, sponsored by Calypso, Asia Divers and San Miguel, was topped off by the prize draw plus the lifting of the trophy and P10,000 winnings by the smiling champs. Congrats! Visit our blog for the World Cup story and lots of photos.
BIG SHARK SHOUT OUT
Find out why April is the Big Shark Shout Out by visiting†projectaware.org.†
SHOUT: sign the petition and get your shark protection voice heard.
TALK: join our shark film events this month and discuss the issues.
SHARE: picture yourself with sharks and share with your friends.
LEARN: achieve the Project†AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty.
WIN: enter the PADI & AWARE "I Heart Sharks" prize photo contest.
CALYPSO IN ACTION!†Visit our blog. Read about the†release of Ni and Hao, two nurse sharks freed from a restaurant fish tank in March 2012, and our success in changing opinions. Find out about†Calypso Diving fundraising of $2000†for Project AWARE Shark Protection projects.
EARTH HOUR 2011
The aim of Earth Hour is to raise awareness about sustainability issues and empower individuals to contribute to solving the climate change crisis. On the evening of 26 March, Calypso and Pinjalo Resort, along with other businesses and communities, switched off lights and air-con to effect a positive change. By participating in this simple act, we focus on the urgent need to address climate change, and shows that it is possible for everyone to make a difference. The theme of this year's event was "60+: Beyond the Hour", so visit www.earthhour.org
for more information on what else you can do to make a difference to our planet!
Thanks to all who participated in the Earth Hour and to our guests for enjoying their evening by candle-light!
SHUFFLEBOARD WORLD CUP 2011
February 2011 saw the second Calypso Lounge Boracay Island Shuffleboard World Cup, and the 2010 Philippines team were attending to defend their title. Many new countries registered this year, and practice sessions had been plentiful in preparation for the event, so Mae and Rhoda had some competition on their hands! The countries included Austria, Switzerland, Philippines, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Croatia, the last-minute entry from France, and the combined ROTW team. Sue Gibbins, Master of Shuffleboard, umpired the tournament of 39 players. The final, for the second year running, was Philippines versus Germany! This time Germany was the one to triumph, and Jens and Michael proudly lifted the Shuffleboard World Cup for their country in 2011. Download the PDF article to read the full story
. See you for more next year!
SHUFFLEBOARD WORLD CUP 2010
December 2010 saw the inaugural event of the Boracay Island Shuffleboard World Cup at Calypso Lounge. Jens Hammer, Master of Shuffleboard, directed and umpired the tournament. 8 countries played for their chance to lift the World Cup trophy: The Philippines, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, England, Wales, and the combined ROTW team of Holland-Italy.†Download the PDF article
†to read about how Mae and Rhoda triumphantly lifted the Shuffleboard World Cup for the Philippines in 2010. Thanks to everyone for taking part, being such good sports and making the first Shuffleboard World Cup of Boracay so much fun. See you for more next year!
New SANGA Bar at the Lounge: Opening Evening with Magic Show!
Our new bar, situated overlooking the beach at Calypso Lounge, was officially opened on Friday 7th May. The boat-shaped covered outdoor bar was built following requests to bring back the Wreck Bar. Although this new bar is certainly no wreck, the beautiful boat named Sanga provides the same friendly atmosphere as before. The opening night, kindly sponsored by San Miguel Beer Corp., featured entertainment by OBETH DíMAGICIAN & Co. The show captivated the large audience at the bar and in the lounge, and drew in crowds from the beach. Sanga Bar was certainly opened in style and has become the focal point of the social activities here at Calypso. During the World Cup, the lounge bar will show the matches on big screen. Join us for a beer to experience the relaxed atmosphere and stunning views from Sanga at Calypso Lounge.
The aim of Earth Hour is to empower individuals to commit to the challenge of solving the climate change crisis. By switching off all the lights for one hour on the evening of 27 March, Calypso Diving along with other businesses and communities, sent out a strong message to the world leaders to effect a positive change. By participating in this simple act, we focus on the urgent need to address climate change, and shows that it is possible for everyone to make a difference. Thanks to all who participated in the Earth Hour and to our guests for enjoying their evening purely by candle-light!