Muizenberg Festival

Muizenberg FestivalGrab the whole family (and the dog) and head to Muizenberg from Tuesday, 6 October to Sunday, 11 October 2015, for the annual Muizenberg Festival.
Muiz FestLocated in various spots in and around Muizenberg, the community-drive fiesta calls for all nature lovers, art fanatics and theatre-junkies to come and join in on the fun! Majority of the activities and events are free, but for some a small donation may be required, so bring with a bit of extra cash and support the creative initiative. Here is more on what you can expect at the 2015 Muizenberg Festival.

Muizenberg Monster | Beach Run

Muizenberg Monster Beach Run

Race course is all on the beach, no road running or mountain running. Cut off time is high tide.

Events:

  • Mini Monster Family Fun: 6km
  • Sunrise Monster: 10km
  • Big M! Muizenberg Monster: 20km

All events start on the beach, at the Promenade, next to Putt putt and the water slides. All three events are Out and Back, runners turn around at a Check Point marshal.

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Ability Festival 2015

Be Heard
The Ability Festival ‘Be Heard’ will take place at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg from the 4th to the 7th of March 2015.

The Ability Festival is an arts festival that aims to grow the conversation around disability / ability and inclusion in South Africa through the arts. The festival will involve three different performances aimed at initiating, engaging with and developing this. Their two acclaimed productions will be on show, as well as a first time collaboration between the Chaeli Dancers and musician Natasha Meister. In addition submissions to their Arts and Poetry Call will be exhibited in the foyer of the theatre and open to the public daily.

For Bookings:

Call the Masque theatre (021) 788 1898 or email bookings@masquetheatre.co.za

Contact projects@chaelicampaign.co.za for any queries.

Cape Town International Kite Festival

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Lift your spirits ‘Beyond the Blue’ at Africa’s biggest kite festival, the 20th Cape Town International Kite Festival, proudly hosted by Cape Mental Health.

Kiters from five countries, on-stage entertainment, kiting displays and competitions, kite-making workshops, yummy food stalls and an eclectic market, it’s healthy family fun in support of a very good cause.

Happening on (and above) the lawns of Zandvlei Nature Reserve, Muizenberg (corner Axminster and The Row). Entry is R30 or R10 for children 12 years and under.

Surfpop gets disadvantaged children into surfing

Want to learn how to surf and get children from disadvantaged communities out the back? Surfpop is building a bridge between crime and drugs, and the love for surfing and the ocean.

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Daniel Botha, founder of Surfpop, aims to change the life of underprivileged children born amidst gangsterism, violence and ghettos. His drive involves hope, compassion, smiles, waves, and business, too.

“We want to share surfing, and the lifestyle and culture it offers with others and have them experience the stoke,” explains Botha, who owns his surf shack in Muizenberg, Cape Town.

“To make a positive difference in society by using surfing as a tool to change the lives of the Surfpop children, and make them ambassadors in their communities to help enlighten others.”

The volunteer outreach program invites beginner surfers to share their time with children between the ages of 8-10 and work with them until they are more or less 15-16.

In four weeks, you’ll be introduced to the sport of surfing, explore Cape Town, help children in the water, and relax at the backpackers. 2500

You will learn everything – from surfboard design and surf forecasting, to wave formation and history of surfing. At the same time, you will make a difference in the lives of young chargers.

Original Source: Surfer Today

Muizenberg Park Walk About

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The Friends of Muizenberg Park (FoMP) invite you to join them for a walk around the park this Saturday, 30th August 2014 from 2pm. They are going to explore the park, discuss ideas for improving the park and make list of what needs to be done to make it a welcome place for all.
Bring along picnic baskets, blankets and refreshments. Meet near the bowling club.

Beach Clean Up

beach clean upTo launch the 25000 BAG CAMPAIGN, The Two Oceans Aquarium – Young Biologist Green Team will be hosting a beach clean up as we take our first steps to reaching our 25 000 bag goal. ALL ARE WELCOME and the support will be much appreciated. 
Date: 2 August 2014
Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Meeting place is at Surfer’s Corner at Muizenberg Beach. Bags, gloves and data sheets will be provided. 

Bring your own refreshments and weather appropriate clothing.

For more information visit their Facebook Event

Muizenberg Pug Race

pug raceLovely silliness is happening again. This event will be held in conjunction with the Muizenberg Festival 2014.

Date: 12 October 2014
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Location: False Bay Rendezvous

You and your pugs do not have to know how to race in order to join us. We recommended two humans, one who holds your pug at the starting line, and the dearest human who calls at the finish line. After an “on-your-marks-get-set-GO!” call, the pugs are launched in the direction of the finish line and we hope for some action! Most of them surprisingly charge off at breakneck speed and make it all the way! This is a “Leave-no-Trace” event so don’t forget your litter bags. There is no charge but please bring a donation for our fabulous venue which is kindly lent to us by False Bay Tourism, as well as for Pug Rescue. Bring unwanted blankets, toys and goodies for As Nature Intended: “Give a Dog a Bone” and “Catch of the Day”‘s favourite local charity, Deep South Animal Educare.

Source: MUIZENBERG PUG “RACE” 1V

Making a Difference!

Sunset HomeScott Tait, a Chas Everitt agent enjoyed a heartwarming meeting with Sister Barker at Sunset House in Box road off Axminster Road in Muizenberg.

Lovely friendly carers on hand and the residents invited him in for a chat. Scott handed over blankets for Mandela Day that were received by Sister Barker with sincere gratitude to all at Chas Everitt.

They are desperately looking for ongoing assistance and donations from the public. No matter how small they may be. Should you wish to assist them in any way contact Sister Barker on 021 788 9803

Green light for Muizenberg Park Plans

Muizenberg ParkPlans to take back Muizenberg Park are on track.

This follows the election of a committee for the Friends of Muizenberg Park and the adoption of a constitution at their first meeting last week.

Modelled on the constitution of the Friends of De Waal Park, the document outlines the roles, legal status and objectives of the group.

Speaking during the meeting Elizabeth Milne, environmental director of the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID), said the document had been showed to a legal professional who agreed the document provided the support needed to improve the use of the park.

She explained due to the boundaries of the Special Ratings Area, the park was not under the management of the MID.

Milne said the City of Cape Town was now considering an application to have it included in the SRA.

“This means the MID’s security officers will now be able to patrol and provide assistance in the park,” she explained.

The MID is waiting for a final decision from the City.

A resident encouraged those present to take back the park by using it more frequently. He said while working in the park he noticed a children’s birthday party underway. “They were running around and having so much fun.”

The next day I noticed prison gang signs drawn on rocks near where I worked the previous day,” he said.

In that same week he saw four men sitting in the park and later found a lighter, bottle neck and empty bags.

“The best way to keep undesirable [elements] out of the park is to use it as frequently as possible. Let’s invite families to use the park and create a community atmosphere,” he said.

Milne said a project called Beach Buddies had helped displace anti-social behaviour at the beach making it safe for the community.

Muizenberg police spokesperson Captain Stephen Knapp is excited about the formation of the Friends group. “Until now we have always dealt with individuals when it comes to the park. Now, as a group, you are able to demand a little more,” he said.

Questions over whether or not the Friends should register as a non-profit organisation were also raised.

Milne said while there was no legal requirement to do so, there was no harm.

“It also depends on who the funders are. For instance organisations such as the Community Chest require organisations to be registered as an NPO before they provide funding,” she said.

The committee will elect office bearers and open a bank account for the Friends.

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