2020 Virtual SWABC, 
5K a new way.

10th October 2020.

About this year's event.

Thank you for your support of the Scotiabank Women against breast cancer 5k over the past 22 years. It’s because of you we have been able to help up to 20,000 women with free breast cancer screening. We know that this event means a lot to you and it also means a lot to us that we have been able to raise awareness for breast cancer, a disease that affects so many.

Our new reality means it is unsafe for us to gather in person and as we continue to lead the way in digital banking, it is only fitting that we pivot digital with our flagship event – the SWABC 5k. We’re happy to launch the 2020 Virtual SWABC 5K; a new way!

Everyone is welcome to register and participate. Men, women, children, grandparents, EVERYONE! This year promises to be a memorable one (it already is)! Join us for Yoga, Zumba, High Intensity Interval Training and an event specially planned for our participants with limited mobility (for e.g. using a wheelchair)

Let’s do this!  

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Music by DJ Ana


DJ Ana will join us as the feature DJ for all exercise segments.

Ana – Leesa Asita Ramnarine, popularly known as DJ Ana, has been a DJ since she was 8 years old. At the age of 27, her accomplishments are numerous for an individual in her age category.

DJ Ana has been on radio since the age of 16 as a DJ/Announcer. Her radio experience began with her Saturday morning primetime shift on an urban radio station “Next 99.1 FM”. She continued to DJ whilst being a student of the Faculty of Law LLB program at the University of the West Indies.

She is currently a radio announcer/DJ on Hott 93.5FM where she works on the afternoon drive time shift –“The Glam Jam “from 3-6pm and “Friday Night Live” on Friday nights from 6-9pm. She is also the host of popular “6ix in the City” program on national TV Network “TV6.”

More recently in 2020, DJ Ana has been a brand ambassador for the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization in their campaign against the spread of Covid-19.

She has travelled the world as a DJ and was the first Trinidadian DJ to be featured in New York City’s “Fader Magazine” in 2019.

DJ Ana is also a producer, designer, creator and pioneer. She released her very first Soca music rhythm called “The Soca Fields Riddim”. She has her own line of swimwear and cosmetics called “Asita Carnival and “Asita Skin Care” respectively.

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Press Play Quarantine Vibes with DJ Private Ryan

DJ Private Ryan will engage with this year's registrants during a 30 min set at the end of the exercise segments.

Ryan Alexander more commonly known as DJ Private Ryan is an internationally acclaimed, well respected, and sought-after Caribbean DJ. DJ Private Ryan has built a dedicated global audience both on and offline which he uses to promote music from the Caribbean region. His podcasts boasts of over sixteen million (16,000,000) downloads, while his social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Sound cloud) have attracted more than two hundred and seventy thousand (270,000) followers. 

Ryan’s work has provided him with the opportunity to leave his mark worldwide in countries such as Dubai, Singapore, the U.K, France, Germany, Spain, Canada, the USA and the Caribbean region. His Soca Brainwash events in New York, Miami, Toronto, Barbados, and Trinidad continues to garner support from loyal patrons.

Ryan is the winner of the Global Spin Award Caribbean DJ of the Year 2012, a finalist for International DJ of the Year 2013, and honoree as the most outstanding FCSA alumni at the recently concluded 42nd annual Florida Caribbean Students Association (FCSA) conference at the University of Tampa. He is recognized worldwide for his versatility in interpretation and mixes of different genres of music.

In his free time Ryan likes relaxing by the beach or pool and spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoys making and listening to music. As the saying goes, "Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life".

Meet your instructors.

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Kaylan Bartholomew is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, a Hatha Yoga Instructor and a Meditation and Mindfulness teacher who helps her clients make healthier choices for themselves and their families creating a balanced and joyful life. She believes that people already know intuitively what changes they could make to improve their health and works with her clients to find the answers within themselves to make lasting changes to live a fuller life. Kaylan uses a holistic approach recognizing that real food and exercise are only a part of what brings us balance and helps her clients explore all areas of their lives – love, relationships, career, money, spirituality and the environment. She incorporates her training as a yoga instructor to bring mindfulness, breathing techniques, energy awareness, meditation and yoga postures to help relieve stress, a significant contributor to our health. Before aligning her career with her passion for health and wellness, Kaylan spent 20 years as a banker working in New York, Miami and Trinidad and Tobago and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Virginia. Kaylan graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the largest nutrition school in the world, where she learned practical lifestyle management techniques and over 100 dietary theories. Kaylan received her hatha yoga certification through Bliss Yoga Trinidad’s 200-hour Teacher Training Program under yogacharya Karen Stollmeyer. Kaylan also trained as a Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher with Selwyn Bhajan, a student of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and founder of The Sage Path. 

Instructor

Zumba® with Nadia and Zumba® with Andy possess 13 years combined experience as Zumba® Fitness Instructors. They are passionate about bringing out the best version of every participant in their fitness classes. They conduct weekly community classes in Chaguanas, Valsayn, Valpark and Port of Spain. For those who are unable to attend a live class session, they offer convenient, unlimited access Online Zumba® Fitness classes at affordable rates. They also host their own annual and monthly masterclasses and events with their biggest annual Fitness Fete being "Soca Explosion". They simply love to bring fun, energy, love and smiles to everything they do. This will be their 4th year partnering for the Scotiabank 5K warmup segment. It is with great pleasure that Nadia and Andy say: "We absolutely cannot wait to dance with you!".

Jeanna

6 years ago Jenna made the brave decision to leave her successful career and take a leap into the world of entrepreneurship. Her lifelong passion for fitness could no longer be stifled so she launched her own business as a Personal Trainer. From competitive running, enduring 2 pregnancies to entering a bodybuilding competition and struggling with major hormonal imbalance issues, it became clear to Jenna that her calling in life was to focus on the female body and help women overcome their struggles. Jenna is trained in pre and postnatal fitness and nutrition. She is able to guide women safely through diet and exercising during their pregnancies and help repair and heal the body safely after baby. Jenna is also a Certified Instructor to teach mommy and baby fitness. Which means there is no stage of your life that she can’t be a part of. Her gym is a safe space for positivity, support, motivation and all round great vibes. Jenna is thankful for her engineering background which she credits for her strong work ethic and passion to continuously learn and expand her knowledge in all areas of nutrition, fitness and health.

Instructor

Priya graduated in 2004, with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from American International College in Massachusetts. She gained valuable experience working in adult inpatient, outpatient and acute rehab settings in Maryland, USA before returning home in 2009. She worked in the OT Department at St. Ann's Psychiatric Hospital before joining Renew Star Serpentine Ltd in 2010. In 2015, Priya opened an outpatient clinic, PreHab Services Ltd focused on preventative and rehabilitative therapies. She enjoys working with the adult/elderly population; treating patients with physical dysfunctions, neurological disorders, mental health disorders and also provides home health services. Priya is currently the Chairman of the Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Therapy Board on the Council of Professions Related to Medicine. Priya is passionate about her profession and continues to raise awareness and advocate for OT services for persons of all abilities. 

Event schedule.

TimeActivityFeaturing
3:00 – 3:05 pm
Welcome message
Stephen Bagnarol, Country Head and Senior Vice President
3:05 – 3:30 pm
Wellness/Yoga session 
 Kaylan Bartholomew, Yoga Instructor, Spirited Natural
3:30 – 3:40 pm
Break/Message
Roxanne de Freitas, Chairperson, Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Foundation
 3:40 – 4:05 pm 
Zumba 
Nadia & Andy, Zumba Instructors, Zumba with Nadia & Andy

4:05 – 4:15 pm 
Break/Message
Music by DJ Ana
 4:15 – 4:45 pm
High Intensity Interval Training (HITT) Note: Includes various exercise equipmentJenna Camacho, Personal Trainer, J.Cam Fitness
4:45 – 4:55 pm
Break/Message
Shamla Maharaj, Founder of AbNormal Progress, Social Inclusion Consultant

4:55 – 5:20 pm
Modified exercises for persons with disabilities.
Priya Gomes, Occupational Therapist, PreHab Services Ltd.
5:20 – 5:30 pm
Break/Message
Stephen Bagnarol, Country Head and Senior Vice President
 5:30 – 6:00 pm
Press Play Quarantine VibesDJ Private Ryan

Frequently Asked Questions

The 2020 Virtual Scotiabank Women against breast cancer 5k is a new way for supporters to participate in the annual SWABC 5k event.  Due to the restrictions locally as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognise that it is important that we all stay home and stay safe. The cause is still important to us, as such, we are offering both loyal and new participants to join together virtually to support.

The date for the 2020 Virtual SWABC 5k is Saturday 10th October, 2020.

In keeping with the new normal, the event will take place at any remote location that is comfortable and convenient for you … your living room, your back yard, your home gym.  Participants who register will be provided a link to an online platform, where they will receive instructions to participate.

The event this year will be much more than a 5k walk or run.  For the first time, we are offering participants the experience of taking part in various sessions, including Yoga, Zumba, High Intensity Training and Modified Exercises for persons with limited mobility.

Our new reality means it's unsafe for us to gather in person, so this year registration will take place 100% online. Follow @ScotiaTT on Instagram or like our Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Foundation page on Facebook to find out when Online Registration begins.  

The cost to register is TTD$50. You can pay using your Visa Debit Card or Credit Card.  

Registration is starting soon.

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