Do yourself a favour

A really evil flu virus is doing its rounds

Apologies readers but some advice if we may – It’s that time of the year again when nasty bugs infest our bodies taking major toll on health, particularly the elderly.

This is a rather hastily put together newsletter today, a direct result of ignoring good advice to have a flu shot a couple of weeks back. We have all suffered flu from time to time but I must say this virus is flu on steroids. Having spent three days flat on my back with no sign of it letting up today it was indeed sage advice which I now regret not following.. Possibly my immune system was a little lowered by a short stay in hospital but if you haven’t yet, do yourselves a favour and visit your doctor or the pharmacy for a flu shot today.

Hopefully we will be up and running tomorrow so we can bring you some news on the amazing feats of the Liquid Lines swimmers.

Sending the news out a little earlier so I can crawl back into bed.

Bowls Pairs

Men’s and ladies Bowls Pairs

Men’s pairs and ladies pairs played this last weekend, Saturday and Sunday 11 and 12 March 2017 at St Francis bay Bowling Club.

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Men’s pairs: Willie Louw, Toby Haring, ladies pairs: Jo Townend and Jo Allison.

Sea Vista cricketers

Sea Vista cricketers excel

Sea Vista cricketers

Grade 5 boys, (l to r) Ruwaan Booysen and Mauzane Coenraad represent Sea Vista Primary School in the Kouga Cricket Performance Centre’s (KCPC) under 11 team for 2017

Both boys have been showing great promise and have played in Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp and against some schools in Port Elizabeth already. Headmaster Charles Coenraad said, “We are very proud of these two boys and what they are achieving because our school only began playing cricket last year! Thanks to the guidance and encouragement from KCPC our learners are now really keen to participate in this sport.”

Article and photo – Lynette Aitken

Sea Vista Tennis Stars

Sea Vista Tennis Stars on the rise

Sea Vista Primary School’s tennis season has got off to a great start with some great achievements already under their belts!

Coach of the Grade  6 and 7 boys, Bradley Stefaans said, “We’ve managed to beat top private schools in the Kouga Schools League like St Francis College and Victory Christian School so far and are looking forward to coming up against Jeffreys Bay Primary who were last year’s top performers.  Our top player is head boy Lisikhanyo Skosana who is unbeaten so far. We must say a very big thank you to St Francis Bay Tennis Club for making their courts available to us for matches and practice sessions. It really is helping to make our school proud.”

Sea Vista Primary School tennis

The team are (l to r back ) Coach Bradely Stefaans, Sibelo Ngomo, Adriaan Munnick, Lisikhanyo Skosana and Etone Felix, and kneeling (l to r) Vuyelthu Mandeka, Henley Felix and Gregan Smith.

Article and Photo – Lynette Aitken

St Francis College Gala

Everyone wins at St Francis College Gala

The annual St Francis College Inter House swimming gala on 7th March took place at the amazing Liquid Lines facility in Cape St Francis.

Children of all levels of competency got to participate in the initial Splash In Gala. Although no points are scored for the Splash-In events, each child regardless of age or competence is assured of an opportunity to take part. Then all the children get behind their houses with war cries and chants for the Inter House Gala which followed. The graded swimmers who were all pre-timed to ensure they were competing in completely fair competition swam their hearts out for precious house points.

The winning house of the day was Yellowtails House, followed by Red Romans in second place and Musselcrackers a brave third.

Congratulations – there were some great swims on the day and certainly a lot of fun!

A very big vote of thanks must go to Maria and her amazing team at Liquid Lines for facilitating this for us and to all the College staff for their hard work in organising this very successful event

St Francis College Swimming Gala

Having a lot of fun on the day are Rory Dace and Chris Cownie of Red Romans House

Article & photo – Lynette Aitken

Interesting Talk

Interesting talk at Dune Ridge

Charles Black at Dune Ridge Country House St Francis BayCharles Black, is well known as an owner of restaurants, but less well known as a Counselling Therapist. Charles has been studying for over twenty years and has a string of qualifications including a Doctorate in Metaphysical Theology, a diploma in Counselling Therapy and is soon to complete an advanced diploma in Logotherapy. One of the most persistent problems Charles encounters as a therapist, is anxiety.

On Thursday, March 30th, he will be speaking for St Francis Animal Rescue at Dune Ridge Country Lodge – discussing overcoming anxiety and living your best life. The talk promises to be fascinating. Please join us on the day. – tickets are selling now at Kouga Print and Design

All proceeds go towards sterilizing dogs and cats in Sea Vista.