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Trishelle A.A. Dawson wins BVI Jr Tablescaping Competition

- held as part of Jr Tourism Week 2022
Trishelle A.A. Dawson (2nd from left) lifts the trophy for winning the BVI Junior Tablescaping Competition at Government House on June 12, 2022. Left is Junior Minister for Tourism Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines, 2nd from right is Governor John J. Rankin, CMG and right is Director of Tourism Clive McCoy. Photo: BVITB/Facebook
 Deshawn M.J. DaSilva (right) and Beyoncé T. Moore (left) both won the Janice Nibbs Blyden Trophy for Excellence in Tablesetting. Centre is Director of Tourism Clive McCoy. Photo: BVITB/Facebook
Deshawn M.J. DaSilva (right) and Beyoncé T. Moore (left) both won the Janice Nibbs Blyden Trophy for Excellence in Tablesetting. Centre is Director of Tourism Clive McCoy. Photo: BVITB/Facebook
Contestants of the Junior Ambassador of Tourism Competition slated for 2:00pm today, June 14, 2022, at Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium in Paraquita Bay. Photo: BVITB/Facebook
Contestants of the Junior Ambassador of Tourism Competition slated for 2:00pm today, June 14, 2022, at Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium in Paraquita Bay. Photo: BVITB/Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Tourist Board and Film Commission (BVITB&FC) kicked off its first-ever Junior Tourism Week with the BVI Junior Tablescaping Competition on June 12, 2022. The event was won by 17-year-old Trishelle Aalyiah Angelique Dawson.

The competition was held at Government House where six took on the challenge, a merger of table setting and tablescaping.

At the end of the evening, Ms Dawson, who was paired with Florist Nadia’s Creative Designs and event designer KJS Events, emerged the winner.

Prizes

Ms Dawson pocketed $2500 for winning the competition.

Meanwhile, Deshawn M.J. DaSilva and Beyoncé T. Moore both won the Janice Nibbs Blyden Trophy for Excellence in Tablesetting.

History of competition

The BVI Junior Tablescaping Competition was formerly known as the Janice Nibbs-Blyden National Table Setting Competition.

Created in 1998 by Mrs. Janice Nibbs-Blyden, the competition was an affiliate event of the Girl's Brigade. The original competition was used as a tool to introduce young people to the hospitality industry and enticing them to choose tourism as a meaningful career.

Competitors, as young as 13 years old, endured weeks of training on table setting standards for tea service, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The rigorous training also included the fanciful art of napkin folding and the precision of place setting.

Today, the table setting competition has been elevated to table scaping which is the art of transforming a simple dinner into an adventure with mind-provoking themes.

Jr Ambassador of Tourism Competition today

Meanwhile, the Junior Ambassador of Tourism Competition is slated for 2:00 pm today at Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium, H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Campus in Paraquita Bay.

Students from various schools across the territory will debate for the 2022 title of Junior Ambassador of Tourism.

8 Responses to “Trishelle A.A. Dawson wins BVI Jr Tablescaping Competition”

  • Awesome event (14/06/2022, 11:10) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    Big up to all the competitors! Especially Deshawn his table was amazing! Great work youngster!
  • Congratulations (14/06/2022, 11:42) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Congratulations Miss Dawson. Congrats also to the organizers and other competitors. Big up Teacher Janice!
  • WOW (14/06/2022, 11:53) Like (1) Dislike (24) Reply
    So sad to see these youngsters being molded into servants - and our adults gloating over it.

    What's the matter? No technology. No science? This is why we have to import nurses and other professionals because we're creating servants.....politicians where are you.
  • Billy K*** (14/06/2022, 14:05) Like (2) Dislike (19) Reply
    What kind of white man servitude coonish competition is this? Shaming the ancestors.
  • A Parent (14/06/2022, 14:18) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    @ WOW:Didn’t your mother teach you the art of table setting so you wouldn’t embarrass yourself if you attended a formal dinner.
    • Nothing original (14/06/2022, 20:10) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Nothing wrong with you teaching it at home orcas part of girl scout for personal use. But no need to glorify it at government house. Plantations days have ended, so i agree with the few who see the irony in promoting the slavery days house negro activity.


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