ORANJESTAD – June – Long Table Aruba, a charitable culinary event presented by Wind Creek Aruba, once again exceeded all expectations during its fifth edition this past Sunday. Valued at $50,000 for Aruba, this unique dinner hosted 1,000 people at an all-white table and announced the winners for this year.
This year, over 40 local organizations representing animal care, human care services, health, humanity & art, education & youth signed up to participate in the video contest organized by the event. Each of the 5 organizations (one from each category) received $10,000 as a prize. The people of Aruba voted for their favorite video.
Wind Creek’s mission is to be present and involved in the community in which we live and operate, as stated by Mr. Paul Gielen, General Manager of Wind Creek Aruba. This event is a celebration of our purpose, and this year’s Long Table Aruba has exceeded all expectations. I couldn’t be prouder of everything we have achieved tonight and how our community came together to support our charitable causes.
Wind Creek Aruba is extremely proud to acknowledge the local organizations that consistently make efforts to improve our island, said Mr. Paul Gielen, General Manager of Wind Creek Aruba. This event has given us an opportunity not only to enjoy a memorable evening but also to express our gratitude to all the leaders of community organizations who dedicate their time and effort to support our Aruban community every day.
The winners of the Long Table Aruba 2023 video contest are as follows:
Animal Care Category – Stichting Turtugaruba Care Services Category – Stichting Micky’s Foundation Aruba Health Category – Grupo Curason Jong Paradera Humanity & Art Category – Creative Arts Aruba Foundation Youth Education Category – SC United
During the celebration of the sixth anniversary of the acquisition of Renaissance Aruba, Wind Creek Hospitality also awarded $10,000 to the sixth organization, Brighter Future Academy Foundation, which received the highest number of votes in each category.
Since Wind Creek’s first day in Aruba in 2017, they have been providing assistance during difficult times. This is one of the pillars of Wind Creek Aruba’s operations. To date, Wind Creek Aruba has raised over $225,000 through their local events such as Long Table Aruba and Winter Wonderland, and they will continue to provide hospitality and donations to organizations in need.
Mr. Gielen explains that they are fortunate to have a team at Wind Creek Aruba dedicated to producing an exceptional event that honors our local community in Aruba. We hope to have made a positive impact on everyone who attended the event, as well as on all our sponsors who have always been open to contributing to our event for these five years. Thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts!