News Snippets of St Francis news, events and information
Very often we have small news snippets of interesting information or important news or events that we really need to be telling you about. Because these news snippets are too short for a full article we tend to omit then it in favour of longer news articles. Short news snippets from around and about St Francis will feature on this page.
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.
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.
Sea Vista cricketers excel
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 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.”
Article and Photo – Lynette Aitken
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
Article & photo – Lynette Aitken
Interesting talk at Dune Ridge
Charles 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.
Kouga Municipality’s 24/7 emergency number update
The lines that were knocked out by lightning over the weekend have been repaired and are operational again. Residents can contact any of the following numbers to reach the control room:
042 291 0250
Neighbourhood Watch RECRUITATHON
Neighbourhood Watch will have a large purpose built display at the Saturday Market this weekend and supporters will be on parade in the Neighbourhood Watch livery to help people with questions about Neighbourhood Watch and to encourage and recruit new members as well as seek donations from those who for one reason or another cannot patrol.
The few stalwart volunteers who do Neighbourhood Watch duties need your support in sharing the load of patrolling.
Telephone lines down
Lightning strikes have caused caused damage to some of Kouga’s emergency numbers. Until these are repaired residents are advised that only one 24/7 emergency number for Kouga’s Fire, Traffic and Disaster Management control room is currently operational. The number is
042 291 0250.
There may be delays in getting through on the number so please be patient..
St Francis Bay Bowling Club Mixed Pairs Championship
The St Francis Bay Bowling club held its Mixed Pairs championship on the 11th and 12th February with Merry & Toby Haring edging out runners up John Poole and Dot Coxwell.