How About an Adrenalin Rush in an L39 Jet

St Francis Animal RescueThis Saturday sees another golf day arranged to raise funds, this time for the care of the burgeoning pet population in our Sea Vista township.

The day will be a more conventional golf day where golfers will compete in 4-ball alliance format in search of the title of Alpha Dogs for the day.

But the golf aside there is to be a really fun auction, open to all not only golfers, where some of the items on auction include

Holiday Breaks

  • 2 nights at Tintswalo at Boulders – luxurious seaside accommodation ion Simon’s Town, Cape Town. Unobstructed views over Boulders Beach with its colony of endangered African penguins. Bed and breakfast in a luxury suite.

(Value – R9.000)

  • Two days at 51 on Camps Bay – a short walk to beaches and restaurants at Camps Bay. Exquisitely appointed self-catering guest suite with satellite TV package, wifi internet and even a Nespresso machine for coffee lovers.

Value – R6,000.

  • Two night stay at Pezula Resort Hotel and Spa in Knysna for 2 people sharing a suite, including breakfast. This magnificent hotel is surrounded by indigenous forests, mountains, lakes and beaches. Championship Golf Course on your doorstep and an award winning spa and restaurant.

Value – R4,600

And More

  • Superb, best-selling Gas Braai from Mieckles – valued at R3,500
  • Defy Bar Fridge from Greta @ In-House – R1999 (B4802 W)
  • Gourmet dinner for 10 donated by Michelle Campbell Petrelis and husband Michael – prepared by Master Chef Leo in your own home – value R4 000 (excludes ingredients)
  • Flight in L39 Jet – R20 000 – 15 adrenalin boosting minutes for a passenger weighing between 50 – 120 kg – PE airport
  • Whale Watching Cruise in Port Elizabeth – donated by Raggy Charters Value – R2 000
  • 4 bottles of gin – R500 per bottle
  • 3 bottles of Louis Roederer Premier Brut –R1500 per bottle
  • 1 bottle Tatinger Rose Brut – R13 00
  • Two beautiful Ladies’ Ice Watches – R1899 each

And to add to the fun an American Auction will for part of the auction process. If you have never experienced an American Auction it is worth arriving at The St Francis Bay Golf Club at around 5:00pm just to enjoy the fun. And everyone is welcome not just golfers.

Friends, family and golfers themselves are encouraged to arrive for the day with a tin (or two) or a bag of kitten, cat, puppy or dog food for the St Francis Animal Rescue Street by Street Campaign.

All funds raised go towards feeding, medicating and sterilizing the cats and dogs of Sea Vista.

Entire Kouga Region to be without power on August 14

Kouga Municipality - logoKouga Infrastructure & Engineering Portfolio Councillor, Freddy Campher has announced that ESKOM has notified the Kouga municipality that it will be switching off the power to the entire Kouga region on August 14.

This will include Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp, St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Oyster Bay, Hankey, Patensie and Loerie but power to Thornhill and the Gamtoos River Mouth area who receive their power from Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality will not be affected.

The interruption has been scheduled from 05:00 to 18:00.

According to the notification, the interruption is necessary for new installation work and planned maintenance by Eskom.

“We would like to remind residents that all electrical appliances must be treated as live during the down period,” Campher said.

The shutdown is subject to the weather. A new date will be communicated if the work cannot go ahead on the day.

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Extreme Golf & Dirk Ellis Volkswagen boost Talhado Children’s Haven Funding

The benevolence of St Franciscans is quite astonishing for when the community is called on to support one charity or other they come together heaping, love, time and money on whatever the cause. Time after time one reads of the wonderful success of charity events in St Francis and so it was for the Talhado Children’s Haven’s Xtreme Golf held last Thursday at St Francis Links.

Wrote Cathryn Hempel, Volunteer Head at Talhado Children’s Haven

On July 18th, Nelson Mandela’s birthday, South Africans are encouraged to give 67 minutes of their time to community service.  67 is the number of years that Nelson Mandela dedicated of his life to the fight for equality and service to his country.  It is only fitting that Talhado Children’s Haven and Montessori Preschool in Sea Vista holds their main fundraiser of the year by encouraging the community to come out and play 67 minutes of extreme golf. 

The weather could not have been more perfect if we had a direct line to the weather gods.  As the Talhado Marimba band played in harmony with the beautiful surroundings, close to 60 players arrived at The St. Francis Links Golf Estate where they teed off to a shotgun start, playing for 67 minutes using any means possible to get the ball into the hole.  Some teams brought along hockey sticks, tennis rackets, and even a broomstick to be able to move and maneuver the ball forward as fast as possible.  The fast pace of the game allows teams to overtake each other in the quest to play the most holes.  There were also a few outrageous outfits to match the outrageous golf that was being played. 

A prize giving and auction were held in the clubhouse after the event.  This year’s winning team were the Watermen, who played an amazing 29 holes.  The highest point scorers were the Masters Swimmers with 70 points.  Some teams decided to enjoy the moment by taking selfies and making sure they looked their best all the way, hence Team Bard’au Village received a prize for playing the least holes, as they only completed 10 holes!

A new concept called the Poker Run was introduced this year.  Teams received a playing card at five of the 18 holes.  Team Clairwen & Jane made off with the prize for the winning hand with three Aces and two Sevens! 

After the prize giving an auction was held where some fantastic sponsored items were auctioned.  This year the total amount raised for Talhado Children’s Haven was R 110,200!  It exceeded the expectations of organisers, Christina Tancredi and Cathryn Hempel, who were hoping to raise R 67 000.

A special moment arose when a member of Dirk Ellis Volkswagen handed a cheque to principal, Cathryn Hempel for R 30 000.    A letter written to Talhado Children’s Haven by Dirk Ellis Jr stated that “Dirk Ellis Volkswagen is appreciative of the Hempel family and Talhado staff’s selfless act of ‘Ubuntu’.  Therefore, we would like to assist you to keep serving the community of Sea Vista and achieve your mission by donating R30 000 to Talhado Children’s Haven.”   He added that “It takes a village to raise a child by means of community involvement, support and education.”

The organisers and committee of Talhado wish to thank Jeff Clause and his team at the St. Francis Links for being so supportive in the Mandela Day golf fundraiser.  As well as each person who made an effort to either play golf, sponsor a hole or a prize, or give of their services in some way to help make this day the success that it was.   

It truly does take a village to raise a child!




Festival Wraps Up With Corona Open JBay and Vibe In The Park

Vibe In The Park & Corona JBay Open conclude a very successful JBay Festival 2019

Corona Open JBay winner Gabriel Medina © Kody McGregor

With the conclusion of the Corona Open JBay surfing tournament and the final bands playing in the Vibe In The Park, the JBay Winterfest 2019 has drawn to a close.

It was undoubtedly the biggest and most successful Festival so far, drawing a diversified crowd of fans and spectators to all the events and happenings that took place throughout the festival.

The Endurade JBay X Trail run was a great success, as was the Winterfest Skins Tournament. The inaugural Winterfest Bowls Tournament also was a big hit amongst the bowling tournament. The Funduro is always popular and well attended and this year was no exception, as the motocross fraternity arrived in their droves. The Winter Comedy Festival was also a fantastic addition to the festival lineup.

The Vibe In The Park music sessions in the Supertubes Park went beyond expectations, with crowds thronging to the free music sessions, featuring headline acts like Desmond and the Tutus, Jeremy Loops, Easy Freak and Matthew Mole all attracting the crowds.

Easy Freak © Kody McGregor

Other bands and musicians were equally popular, jamming through the afternoons into the evenings. Bands like Loco Madera, The Rhythm Junkies, Black River Gypsy, The Sunshine Factory, The Steezies, High Violet, Panic Station, World Of Birds and Steve Sawyer all added to the fun and the vibe at this popular music event.  

World Of Birds © Kody McGregor

The Corona Open JBay had a thrilling finish on Friday, with excellent waves arriving on time for the event organisers to run the event off to completion, despite some pretty fierce weather at times.

The women’s event saw Carissa Moore (HAW) take victory from Lakey Peterson (USA) in a close Women’s final. In the Men’s final, two Brazilian goofy-footers fought it out with some brilliant surfing, and in the end it was Gabriel Medina who snatched victory from Italo Ferreira, clinching the deal with a fine back-hand tube ride. Full event replay can be viewed here – Corona Open JBay 2019

Kolohe Andino (USA), semi-finalist in JBay and current Championship Tour leader. © Kody McGregor

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