Swartkops community hosts fundraiser to save river

2017-06-21 06:01

MEMBERS of the local community, including the Bluewater Bay Surf Lifesaving Club and the Bluewater Canoe Club have rallied together to host a fundraising event on Saturday for the Zwartkops Conservancy to promote public awareness in caring for the greater Swartkops River eco-system.

The SPAR River Paddle Challenge will take place at 2pm on Saturday and is open to all paddlers (canoe and/or surf ski) and will consist of two 6km single races and a 6km doubles race through the canals of the Swartkops River between the Swartkops railway bridge and lower Amsterdamhoek. The start and finish will be at Dufour Park, Amsterdamhoek.

The paddle will be followed by a dinner and prize-giving at the Bluewater Bay Surf Lifesaving Club from 6pm.

“The conservancy is a non-profit organisation where all funds generated from membership fees and donations are used for conservancy work and we need to do whatever we can to help save this river,” said event organiser Louis Beyers. Raffle tickets at R50 each and more info are available on www.zsports.co.za.

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