Dining with Purpose: Join the BNT for Pig Roast 2023!

Dining with Purpose: Join the BNT for Pig Roast 2023!

Dynamic Charity Event Offers Night of Food, Fun, and Fundraising

May 22nd, 2023 – Nassau, Bahamas

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) invites the public to attend Cuban Pig Roast 2023 on Saturday, June 10th from 6:30 pm at The Palm (formerly Philosophy Smokehouse). Title sponsors of this year’s event are RBC Capital Markets and Sagoma Construction International.

The Cuban Pig Roast is the BNT’s annual flagship fundraising event, inspired by the joyous gatherings of family and friends in Cuba who come together to celebrate and enjoy good company. In a similar fashion, Pig Roast brings people together for a night of food, fun, and fundraising Attendees can look forward to buffet-style dining from Events by Alexandra; premium cocktails generously provided by Bristol Wines & Spirits, Jimmy’s Wines & Spirits, Sands Beer, and Caribbean Wines & Spirits; live entertainment, and the chance to win exciting raffle prizes, such as Family Island weekend excursions that include Bahamas Ferries tickets.

“At RBC, we care deeply about investing in people and in the places where we live and work. Our support of local environmental organisations such as BNT has been a long-standing priority, as we recognise that healthy environments play an important role in building and sustaining vibrant communities. RBC is proud to be a sponsor of The BNT’s 2023 Cuban Pig Roast” – said a representative from RBC Capital Markets

Each year, funds from the event support a different BNT priority conservation project or initiative. Proceeds from this year’s event will support the construction of a much-needed Welcome Centre at the Moriah Harbour Cay National Park (MHCNP) in Little Exuma.

MHCNP is a jewel within The Bahamas’ national park system, with many conservation and community projects in development. Notably, it is being utilized as the site of ongoing “conchservation”, through the Queen Conch Mobile Hatchery Pilot Project – an experimental initiative to cultivate conch at the egg and larval phases, for education, research, and restoration purposes. This is just one example of many opportunities present within Moriah Harbour Cay to facilitate community-based conservation with the potential to benefit locals on Exuma and The Bahamas as a whole. A Welcome Centre will be a key component in fulfilling this vision for the MHCNP.

Last year, Pig Roast 2022 raised $100,000 for flamingo conservation at the Inagua National Park. The flamingo, the country’s national bird, was rescued from the brink of extinction through efforts led by The BNT. Funds raised at Pig Roast 2022 support the implementation of an Invasive Species Management Program to protect nesting sites for this important bird.

This year, the BNT invites the public to support Pig Roast in the hopes of making an impact for the Moriah Harbour Cay National Park and surrounding communities. To purchase tickets, visit https://bnt.bs/pigroast2023/.

Pig Roast 2023 is also sponsored by: Sandyport Development Company; Sun Oil Bahamas; CIBC FirstCaribbean; Atlantis; New Providence Ecology Park; The Baha Mar Foundation; The Bayshore Group; Harbourside Marine; and Bahamas Waste. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, along with corporate tables and individual ticket sales. For more information, visit https://bnt.bs/pig-roast-sponsorship-packages/ to view levels of support.

To learn more about the role the BNT plays to manage terrestrial and marine national parks, protect species that inhabit them, and inform environmental policy, please visit its website: www.bnt.bs and follow/subscribe to various social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.


Media Contact: Leah Carr | lcarr@bnt.bs | (242) 429-7902

About the BNT:

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) was created by an Act of Parliament in 1959 to build and manage the national park system of The Bahamas. Possibly the only non-governmental organization in the world charged with such a responsibility, the BNT works daily to conserve and protect the natural resources of The Bahamas through stewardship and education for present and future generations. There are currently 32 National Parks managed by the BNT with more than 2 million acres of marine and terrestrial areas protected.

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