Over one thousand male employees from over 30 departments at Beaches Resorts were honoured in a week long celebration of the first annual Men’s Week Celebration which ran from June 13-19.
The event kicked off with a special devotion of prayer and thanksgiving hosted by the ladies of the resort. During the special devotion speakers touched on the importance of the male role in the home and in the communities which set the tone for the week.
“It was important to us that the men were honoured this year. We have over one thousand male employees that work extremely hard every day.” Said Hotel Manager, Jamie McAnally who was one of the speakers at the event, “During the devotions I felt the need to remind them of their importance and value not only to Beaches TCI but in the home and in the communities.”
There was also a special departmental lunch where the men sat with McAnally to discuss current issues affecting men in the community.
Bar attendant Ronald Dean said, “We were able to take a quick break from the work and talk about topics men love. It was pleasing to see the executives support and participation and it felt good to be honored for our role as men.”
The week festivities also included, a Men’s Health fair which featured several local health practitioners. The men were educated on Dental health from Dr. Jamika Harvey of Paradise Smiles, Nutrition with local Registered Dietitian LaKeisha Wilson, Chiropractic care with Dr. Lise Cloutier of Court Yard Chiropractic and General Men’s Health with Dr. Sam Slattery of Grace Bay Medical Center.
“We attended women’s week and that went very well but I must say the men came out in even larger numbers to get all areas of their health checked.” LaKiesha Wilson, “It was very surprising as men tend to be the ones less concerned and more fearful about their Health. I think Beaches did an amazing job with the event and we look forward to coming back next year.”
Thursday was celebrated with the highly anticipated “Blue Shirt Day” where hundreds male talent proudly wore their Men’s Week T-Shirts which read, ‘Beaches Celebrates Men’s Week 2016, celebrating and appreciating our men’.
The guys gathered at the Beaches Main stage for group photo followed by a BBQ and Domino competition at the chit chat employee café.
HR Coordinator of beaches TCI Tavardo Reasias commented on the event, “It was a great feeling. I remember during women’s week thinking to myself men should have a week too, and we did. What I love about beaches is they go above and beyond to make staff feel appreciated and this week was another example. Men’s week was great.”