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.

Facebook snippets

Well done Capt du Toit


Some of what Facebookers were posting this weekend

A great idea for that Christmas Gift for that person who has everything. Also a great Corporate Gift as part of that year end lunch /  braai / party.

Winners of the Pam Golding Ladies Open played over St Francis Bay Golf Club and St Francis Links this past weekend.

Making a start at making St Francis a PLASTIC FREE environment. Congratulations Cape St Francis Resort. Every journey starts with a first small step so if we all make every effort to add to this first step we will continue on the journey and help rid the ocean (and land) of plastic.


Heineken Beer Ad Is Going Viral And It’ll Leave You Questioning Everything!

Cheers to you Heineken! Everyone should raise a glass to the famous beer company for coming up with a political and controversial ad that’s also a genuinely genius test of one’s humanity, character and ability to change.


St Francis Wind

Another intersting post on Facebook yesterday this time by Richard Arderne.

As you can see, St Francis has good conditions for surfing … the prevailing wind is offshore (westerly), with much less easterly, and even less the other directions

And from Talhado


Dear Cathryn

On Thursday 2 November, we conducted a Visual screening at your school.

We (Mr Anthony Yoell and Essilor PE) screened about 60 children.
All of the teachers were very helpful in assisting us to conduct certain tests and without them the screening would not have been possible.

Test that was done includes the following:
Visual Acquity Screening: Testing how well the child is able to see at a 6m distance, by means of identifying pictures on a chart
Stereopsis: Assessing Depth perception
Near Point of Convergence: Assessing whether or not the child’s eyes are able to turn in, which is crucial for reading and doing near tasks
Ocular Motilities: Assessing the ocular Muscles to determine if the eyes are able to moves as needed.
Retinoscopy: Checking for the presence of a prescription that is out side of the norm for the relevant age of each child. (we do not expect to find a 0 prescription in children under the age of 6, certain small prescriptions in young children are perfectly normal)
Ophthalmoscopy: Assessing the health of the internal part of the eyes, to rule out ocular disease.
The results will be assessed and the Children that presented with possible visual problems will be advised to visit Mr Joell at the eye clinic for further tests and spectacles if needed.Kind Regards

Elana Senekal
Essilor PE Lens Consultant

College Choir performs at Resort

The Foundation Phase (Grades 1-3) had their choir evening at the Cape St Francis Resort on October 26th and their theme was Vintage Songs. All the children dressed up to play a certain part during the concert. The many popular favourites performed by the choir included songs like Candy Man, On the Good Ship Lollipop, Spooky, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The finale, the “Hallelujah” song, was sung by Layla Reynolds, and said music teacher Natasha Brown, “she sang like an angel!!”


For Non-Facebookers

Yesterday we featured a couple of Facebook posts for those not on Facebook or who seldom look at what is on Facebook. It seems it was well received so we have decided to include a few posts of interest for those not on Facebook or tat regular Facebookers may not have seen but are relevant to St Francis and our lifestyle.


Talhado Knitters

You can download the Knitting patterns here


Herbs & The Garden

(Contrary to what some ardent Facebookers believe, there are a lot of people out there who are either not on Facebook or seldom refer to it)

Trivia raises R5000

Quiz night @ the Golf Course.

1st place for the quiz went to Kevin and his team. First place prize was a mixed hamper from Blue Bottle Liquors. The InfoAds Brain Brawl (prize sponsored by Shelley Donaldson) was won by Gill Wooton while the middle quiz was won by the youngest team ~ Chris, Hein and Juan. Their prize is a canal cruise courtesy of Captain Kev: Canal & River Cruises. The quiz was in aid of the Humansdorp SPCA and the entrance fee from the quiz as well as a silent auction raise approx. R5000. Thank you to our marvellous and very generous sponsors, to the Golf Course, Jani Ellis, Frank, Lillian and my team ~ what a wonderful exciting evening was had by all! 😘 PS Kevin Robert Mac Innes is putting the next quiz together. See you all on the first Tuesday in December.

Kirsten Doyle boosts SFT editorial team

St Francis Today welcomes Kirsten Doyle

Kirsten Doyle

Kirsten Doyle

St Francis Today will be working closely with recently arrived  St Francis Bay resident Kirsten Doyle in the comimg months. Kirsten has 18 years experience as a journalist and editor, and is currently a consulting editor of one of SA’s top technology publications, content editor for a UK-based digital transformation company, as well as a freelancer for several communications agencies around South Africa. She has written extensively about travel, training, technology, gadgets and digital transformation.

We look forward to some interesting articles and posts from Kirsten.

Pam Golding Ladies Golf

Hole in One prize

Hole-in-ONE prize for the Pam Golding Ladies Golf Open Weekend

Once again, The Pam Golding Ladies Golf Open Weekend is attracting ladies from all over South Africa to compete over two rounds played at St Francis Bay Golf Club and St Francis Links. On November 11 and 12, Bay Union Insurers will be offering a brand-new VW UP, presented by Dirk Ellis Motors, for the 1st Hole-in-ONE made on the 17th at The Links. The UP valued at R190 000-00, represents the 2nd car on offer in as many years.

The Pam Golding Ladies Golf Open Weekend is also sponsored by Annamarie with a great voucher for a Hole-in-ONE at St Francis Bay GC and several other local businesses. The ladies, representing 28 different Clubs, are in for another great golfing treat!

NSRI called to help learner

NSRI STATION 21 - St Francis BayNSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were alerted by a concerned parent from Knysna whose son was on a matric valedictory in St Francis Bay that a learner female was suspected to have ingested a contaminated beverage and was showing signs of suspected poisoning.

NSRI St Francis Bay medics responded to investigate and Private Care ambulance services were activated.

On arrival on the scene the female learner was found to be in a stable condition and after being assessed by paramedics she was released requiring no medical intervention but both NSRI and Private Care ambulance services remained on alert and checked in with the learners during the day and the learner recovered and no further assistance was required.

NSRI commend the learners and the Knysna parent for alerting a response to be certain of the learners wellbeing.

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