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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Youth in Mossel Bay are invited to apply for training at the Chrysalis Academy. The target group is youth at risk between the ages of 18 – 25 years and who have passed Grade 9.

The Chrysalis Academy is a youth development organisation established in 2000. The organisation is based at the Porter Estate in Tokai, Cape Town.
The aim of the Chrysalis Academy is to steer young people away from crime, drugs and gangsterism and to teach them to become socially responsible adults and strong, positive community leaders.

The training consists of four sequential phases for the duration of 3 months with the following outcomes:

Established daily routine, including discipline, personal hygiene and goal setting.
Outdoor activities to test limits and the importance of teamwork.
Exposure to a wide range of practical courses, such as welding and woodwork, business administration, etc.
Implement practical skills and positive personal qualities acquired in the community.
Requirements: 18 – 25 years of age Grade 9 Unemployed and not in school
Resident of the Western Cape. No criminal record.
Costs: You only need transport to and from Mossel Bay.

For more information and applications:
Kindly contact the Youth Office on (044) 606-5224 or visit us at the Indoor Sport Centre in Extension 23 or visit the website www.chrysalisacademy.org.za

MOSSEL BAY’S GOT TALENT

On 9 March 2018 the well-known talent competition, Mossel Bay’s Got Talent, will kick off with auditions in the Great rak River Community Hall:

Thereafter auditiuins will aslo be held on the following dates:

16 March 2018 – Brandwacht
13 April 2018 – D’Almeida Community Hall
20 April 2018 – KwaNonqaba Community Hall
27 April 2018 – Indoor Sport Centre
4 May 2018 – Mossel Bay Town Hall

The aim of the competition is to:

Create a platform for young artists to show-case their talent.
Present an alternative to alcohol and drug abuse, teenage pregnancies, crime and gangsterism.

Youth between ages of 14 and 35 years, who are residing in Mossel Bay are invied to audition.
There is no entry fee and etry forms are available from all local libraries, municipal offices, Great Brak River Youth Cafe, Thusong Centre and the youth office at the Indoor Sport Centre in Samoson Street, Extension 23.

The competition consists of three categories, namely singing, dancing, and an open category (rap, poetry, musicians, drama, etc.). The grand prize up for grabs in each category is R10 000!

Any local established artists, who wish to serve on or volenteer (free of charge) for the judges panel are invited to submit their CV, portfolio and certified copy of identity document at the Youth Office before or on the 28 February 2018 at 12:00

For more information, contact the Mossel Bay Municipal Youth Office at the Indoor Sport Centre on (044) 606-5224 or send an email to yvanaswegen@mosselbay.gov.za

Get Loud In Colour And Give Hope!

“It’s time to get loud in colour and give Hope by planning for CANSA Shavathon 2018,” urges the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA).

CANSA’s annual Shavathon has become the darling of South Africa’s fundraising events in support of a worthy cause. It will be staged for the 15th consecutive time in Langeberg Mall, Hartenbos Seefront and Mosselbaai Mall on 24 February 2018 and at workplaces from 26 February to 2 March 2018. Not only has the shaving or spraying of heads become symbolic gestures in support of cancer patients and cancer survivors, it continues to ease the strain experienced by patients who lose their hair while undergoing treatment. Solidarity for cancer patients and survivors can be shown by adults giving R50 and children, under the age of 12 years, giving R25.

“All funds raised help CANSA to continue delivering our care and support programmes. We also provide educational materials with information on how to lower the cancer risk and help provide access to early detection of cancer. Our CANSA Care Centres offer support in many forms to cancer patients, their families and anyone who wants to know more about the disease,” concludes Scholtz.
www.cansa.org.za or www.shavathon.org.za, contact the nearest CANSA Care Centre, call CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22 or email: info@cansa.org.za.

CANSA offers multi-lingual support on Whatsapp: 0721979305 for English and Afrikaans and 0718673530 for Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho and Siswati.

Follow CANSA on Twitter:@CANSA (http://www.twitter.com/CANSA), join CANSA on Facebook: CANSA The Cancer Association of South Africa and follow CANSA on Instagram: @cancerassociationofsouthafrica

CLEAN AUDIT – Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay Municipality achieved its 6th consecutive clean audit for the 2016/17 financial year. Executive Mayor Alderman Harry Levendal and Adv Thys Giliomee, Municipal Manager, were presented with a trophy and certificate during the awards ceremony that was held in Cape Town.

OPEDAG VIR DIE VERWYDERING VAN GEVAARLIKE HUISHOUDELIKE AFVAL

27 Februarie 2018
Mosselbaai Munisipale kantore op Groot-Brakrivier – 08:00 tot 14:00

28 Februarie 2018
Mosselbaai Stadsaal – 08:00 tot 14:30

Het u enige van die volgende gevaarlike huishoudelike afval items by die huis waarvan u wil ontslae raak?

Bring die volgende items na die opedag:

Motor olie, olie filters, remvloeistof
Gebruike vriesteenmiddel
Verf, verfverdunner, terpentyn
Plaagdoders of onkruiddoders
Huishoudelike Batterye
Ou Tv-stelle, verskeidenheid elektroniese toestelle
Motorbande
Fluoorbuise en gloeilampe
Huishoudelike mediese afval (naadle en ou medisyne en tablette)

Die volgende items word nie aanvaan nie:

Plofstowwe
Ammunisie
Radioaktiewe materiale
Watlikbeheerde medisyne

Addisionele inligting: Hierdie is u geleentheid om GRATIS ontslae te raak van hierdie items by ‘n gerieflike en nebygelee plek. Onthou om nooit gevaarlike items te meng nie.

FRAGRANCE FEST TOUR

Personalized tours available on Saturday 3 March at R350 p.p. including transport, eight visiting points, a drive in an open vehicle, coffee and pancake, a R20 p.p. donation towards saving the Great Brak River Museum, and free tastings.

Contact: Sharon 072 652 7829 (minimum of 12 people required)

This year The Great Brak Museum (08h30-14h00) joins the Fest with information regarding Friemersheim and the Volkwyn chair, and good coffee. Nearby at the Kobus Halliday Car Museum) tours will be conducted by Kobus at 08h00, 10h00 and 16h00. Bookings only (082 9707 213), R40, no children under 14.

Find programmes at the museum, at businesses in the village, on the Route, and on www.proemb.co.za. Check the different opening times at participating venues, and plan your trip accordingly! Arrive early with a picnic blanket and cooler bag, and bring an umbrella in case of rain (indoor facilities are available at almost all venues).

Start your PROE safari at Hilltop Farm Stall (07h00-16h00) with tasty chicken bites on offer and farm fresh chicken to buy. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee and pancakes at Brothers Coffee Roastery, open 05h00-17h00 for early morning birding (Sunel, 073 159 6734) and as a last
coffee stop on the way back.

Next door at The Art Farm (07h30-17h00) – an exhibition of paintings by owner Michele Batchelder, Lorraine van Zyl and Wendy Mills; Laurinda Smit mandalas; Kira Brown pottery. And for foodies: 2 free tasting demos by Kitchen Queen (Karen du Plessis) from George at 09h30 (Eggs Benedict with Cheats Hollandaise) and 15h00 (Salted Caramel Ice Cream). Arty demo (Fun With Acrylics And Spray Paint) by Michele at 16h00.

At Hakuna Matata (07h30-16h00) – join their annual “Hap & Stap”, with 4 canapé stops on the way to the lions. Circular 2 km route with ups and downs and beautiful views, departure times 07h30-12h30. Confirm for catering purposes (Lustine, 079 743 2800); pay on the day (R120 / R50 kids). Pop-up farm market with stalls under the trees until 16h00. Setting the mood: live painting by Lynda Jacobsen Art school from 10h00, and Brighitte Dé sings from 11h00.

At Forest Hill/Santa Bonné Proteas (08h00-16h00) – buy proteas and fynbos (create your own bunch) and protea plants. Tasty hot dogs for sale, coffee with a rusk, cupcakes, honey comb and small gifts. Drive to the buffaloes in an open vehicle (R20) to admire the view.

In historic Friemersheim there will be 2 Fest
spots next to the main road, with stalls open 08h00-16h00. At both Fest venues locally made shweshwe products will be for sale – learn more about The Shweshwe Stop work creation project, and participate in the De Vette Mossel Lucky Draw (win De Vette Mossel meals for 2, valued at R270 per person, at each venue).

Visit stalls at Petra’s Friemersheim Nursery for delicious volstruispotjie ready from 11h00, lavender plants, delicious home-baked goodies, and much more. Lucky draw at Petra’s stall: win a Botlierskop Game Drive for 2 valued at R900!

At Die Kraal well-known singer Zanah-Lee Erasmus, a Friemersheim local, will perform 12h30-13h00. Breakfast (09h00), lamb afval, roosterkoek, roasted pig (12h00) with salad, Gonna Honey and much more available at stalls under the trees. Tea and eats served at Tea Cozy Tearoom; Volkwyn Family Reunion (Melvin, 082 860 1853). Shweshwe Stop project: learn more about the PROEbag, a non-electric slow cooker – talks and tastings hosted at 11h00 and 14h00 by Rosanne de Kock from George.

The beautiful new Botlierskop Bellevue Restaurant will be open for drinks without booking, bookings required for lunch 12h00-15h00 and dinner (044 333 0291).
Please note: CASH ONLY, no credit cards are accepted at Fest stalls.

2019 ATTAKWAS EXTREME

Entries to the 2019 Attakwas Extreme Open on 19 February

Entries to next year’s Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen, which takes place on Saturday the 19th of January 2019, open at midday on Monday the 19th of February 2018. The event will be the thirteenth edition of the race dubbed the Hell of the South.

Alongside the 121 kilometre main race, which takes in 2 900 metres of climbing as it traverses the Outeniqua Mountains via the Attakwaskloof from the Klein Karoo to the Garden Route, riders can enter the 52 kilometre long Attakwas Mini. The Attakwas Mini provides an introduction to ultra-marathon mountain biking for riders not yet prepared to take on the full race, looking to ride for the pleasure of mountain biking in a beautiful area, or for high school scholars taking part in an age appropriate marathon format event.

The Attakwas Extreme itself will retain its iconic key features: the challenging route, the Klein Karoo start and the festival like finish at Pine Creek Resort in Great Brak River. It will also retain its spot on the calendar as the South African mountain biking season opener; tracing the logical build-up from pre-season, through the Attakwas and the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, to the Absa Cape Epic.

Entries to the 2019 Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen, open on the 19th of February 2018 and early bird entrants will pay the 2018 race price of R950 until the 31st of March. Thereafter the 2019 price of R990 will apply until the 31st of October, after which the fee will increase to R1 250 until entries close on the 4th of January, two weeks before the race. The Attakwas Mini entries go on sale alongside the Attakwas Extreme entries and are R250 per rider until online entries close on January the 4th, thereafter line entries for the Attakwas Mini will be available at registration on the 18th & 19th of January 2019.

Entrants to the Attakwas Extreme will receive an official race t-shirt, along with route access through a Cape Nature reserve which is closed to the general public for all but the Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen. Momentum Health and Momentum Multiply members will receive 15% off their entry fees when entering the Attakwas Extreme, and its sister events; the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen and the Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen.

Entries open at midday on Monday the 19th of February and mountain bikers can commit to challenging themselves to attempting to conquer the Hell of the South by visiting www.atta.co.za. For more inspiration to enter the 2019 Attakwas Extreme please watch the 2018 Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen, television broadcast on SuperSport. The show premiers at 21:00 on the 26th of February and the full schedule can be found on the event website.