As gift spending statistics will demonstrate, Mother’s Day is a generally a bigger deal than Father’s Day. ”Generally” does not take into account what happened at Camana Bay on 17 June, when Father’s Day was celebrated with “Dadurday.”
Although the day’s activities – with the exception of the 75-foot Slip ‘N Slide – had to be moved indoors because of inclement weather caused by what would later become Tropical Storm Cindy, Dadurday offered fathers, along with their wives and children, an afternoon of family fun. There were games, shaves offered by the Man Cave, a beer and BBQ garden, dad and kids’ crafts, and a “Best Dad Competition.”
PwC Partner Peter Small, a father of three, said that his children were excited from the time they woke up in the morning. His kids enjoyed playing foosball and sliding on the Slip ‘N Slide, and he enjoyed watching them. He was also impressed by the large Bang & Olufsen speakers playing music.
“We saw the amazing speakers. Well … amazing to me at least; that’s my thing,” he said. The most popular attraction at Dadurday was the Slip ‘N Slide, on which children would run and slide on tubes to knock down inflatable bowling pins that were in the middle.
Another father of three, Anthony Philp, also enjoyed spending time with his children. He played a few intense matches of foosball with them and then struggled to pull his son away from the game.
Even though Philp and his family only stumbled across the Dadurday event, he said they all enjoyed it.
“It’s definitely a fun event,” he said.