Isle of Man News last updated 28 April 2017 12:17:28

Firestarter Festival celebrates its twentieth year

POSTED Thu at 10:29 am

Firestarter Festival, a local summer camp for high-school aged teens, is celebrating its twentieth year in July. The non-profit event started in Ramsey in 1997. Since then, it has entertained more than 2,000 young people, pitched over 900 tents, and filled and thrown over 100,000 water balloons. To make all of that happen, the festival organisers estimate that volunteers have given around 95,000 hours of time – that’s almost 11 years of continuous work. This year’s event is being held at Ardwhallan Outdoor Education Centre, West Baldwin, in the first week of the summer holidays. It is open to anyone currently attending high school and features camping, adventure activities such as coasteering and kayaking, games, talent shows...

Last chance to enter Manx Telecom Parish Walk

POSTED Thu at 10:22 am

Midnight on Sunday May 7th is the final deadline to enter this year’s Manx Telecom Parish Walk. All entries must be made at – and no entries will be allowed after the deadline has passed. It costs just £40 to enter the Island’s biggest mass participation sporting event which takes place on Saturday June 17, starting as usual at the NSC.  Manx Telecom has been the Parish Walk’s title sponsor since 2012, and recently extended its sponsorship to 2020 – but the company’s support for the event goes back to 2007 when it began sponsoring the official timing and results service. As always, certificates will be awarded to all walkers who complete the full distance in under 24 hours. Sub 18 hour finishers receive a gold...

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