12 years of Dragon Boat Regatta

2019-04-23 06:01
The Emergency Volunteer Firefighters gave up their day to paddle their dragon boat, sponsored by the Taipei Liaison Office of Cape Town.

The Emergency Volunteer Firefighters gave up their day to paddle their dragon boat, sponsored by the Taipei Liaison Office of Cape Town.

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The Dragon Boat Regatta has continued to draw massive crowds for more than a decade and this year was no exception.

The Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope, which is based in Muizenburg, held its 12th annual Dragon Boat Regatta at Zandvlei on Saturday 6 April.

Dragon boating was introduced to South Africa in 1992 when two beautiful flag-catching dragon boats were presented to Cape Town by Taiwanese boaters. Since its inception as a sport in the Mother City, the regatta has been managed by experienced members of the Western Cape Dragon Boat Association and is based at the V&A Waterfront.

The boat races are major fundraising projects for the Rotary Club which always produce a wonderfully exciting and fun-filled day, with suitable entertainment for the entire family – and even makes for great corporate team building.

The winners on the day were CA Global who won first prize, False Bay Business Network who came in second and third was JFE – Electrical “Sparkplugs” who were paddled by the youngsters from the Ottery Bruce Centre, a youth incentive of the Cape Town City Parks and Recreation Department.

Fish Hoek’s Angels Training Centre won The Longest Day prize, the AmaBele Belles (a women team made up of breast cancer survivors) won Best Dressed Team on the day, Athlone High School won Best Interact Club and Ottery Bruce Centre won Best Rhythm and Dance.

“Monies raised at the event this year are earmarked to assist abused women and children and child trafficking survivors. One of the major beneficiaries will be the Hanna Cornelius Centre for Abused Women and Children that was recently opened in Ocean View next to the Open Door Centre,” said the organiser, Bev Frieslich, past president of the Rotary Club.

A valuable investment per team boat of R5000 (less than R500 per person) allows the club to serve the needs of local communities more effectively and, as a bonus, it also provides a fantastic platform for the public to see the work done by Rotarians and get personally involved in the community.

If they are to remain active and help more communities, the club needs to raise the necessary funds and relies heavily on the goodwill and generosity of business and community sectors in the immediate communities and beyond.This year there were 17 teams who faced off to be the fastest across that finish line and next year, Frieslich hopes they will be able to double that number.

President Susan O’Hagan Ward of the Rotary Club expressed her deep gratitude to Frieslich for coordinating the entire event and also to the generous sponsors and the paddlers who fought with passion in their attempts to have the fastest race time.

On Tuesday 30 April, the Rotary Club will be holding a guest evening for anyone interested in seeing all the photographs of the event. Everyone is welcome to attend and there will be a meal served, at a cost of R70 per person.

V Booking is essential by Monday 29 April. Call Bev Frieslich on 082 825 6053 or email bevfrieslich@telkomsa.net

The Dragon Boat Regatta has continued to draw massive crowds for more than a decade and this year was no exception.

The Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope, which is based in Muizenburg, held its 12th annual Dragon Boat Regatta at Zandvlei on Saturday 6 April.

Dragon boating was introduced to South Africa in 1992 when two beautiful flag-catching dragon boats were presented to Cape Town by Taiwanese boaters. Since its inception as a sport in the Mother City, the regatta has been managed by experienced members of the Western Cape Dragon Boat Association and is based at the V&A Waterfront.

The boat races are major fundraising projects for the Rotary Club which always produce a wonderfully exciting and fun-filled day, with suitable entertainment for the entire family – and even makes for great corporate team building.

The winners on the day were CA Global who won first prize, False Bay Business Network who came in second and third was JFE – Electrical “Sparkplugs” who were paddled by the youngsters from the Ottery Bruce Centre, a youth incentive of the Cape Town City Parks and Recreation Department.

Fish Hoek’s Angels Training Centre won The Longest Day prize, the AmaBele Belles (a women team made up of breast cancer survivors) won Best Dressed Team on the day, Athlone High School won Best Interact Club and Ottery Bruce Centre won Best Rhythm and Dance.

“Monies raised at the event this year are earmarked to assist abused women and children and child trafficking survivors. One of the major beneficiaries will be the Hanna Cornelius Centre for Abused Women and Children that was recently opened in Ocean View next to the Open Door Centre,” said the organiser, Bev Frieslich, past president of the Rotary Club.

A valuable investment per team boat of R5000 (less than R500 per person) allows the club to serve the needs of local communities more effectively and, as a bonus, it also provides a fantastic platform for the public to see the work done by Rotarians and get personally involved in the community.

If they are to remain active and help more communities, the club needs to raise the necessary funds and relies heavily on the goodwill and generosity of business and community sectors in the immediate communities and beyond.This year there were 17 teams who faced off to be the fastest across that finish line and next year, Frieslich hopes they will be able to double that number.

President Susan O’Hagan Ward of the Rotary Club expressed her deep gratitude to Frieslich for coordinating the entire event and also to the generous sponsors and the paddlers who fought with passion in their attempts to have the fastest race time.

On Tuesday 30 April, the Rotary Club will be holding a guest evening for anyone interested in seeing all the photographs of the event. Everyone is welcome to attend and there will be a meal served, at a cost of R70 per person.

V Booking is essential by Monday 29 April. Call Bev Frieslich on 082 825 6053 or email bevfrieslich@telkomsa.net

The Dragon Boat Regatta has continued to draw massive crowds for more than a decade and this year was no exception.

The Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope, which is based in Muizenburg, held its 12th annual Dragon Boat Regatta at Zandvlei on Saturday 6 April.

Dragon boating was introduced to South Africa in 1992 when two beautiful flag-catching dragon boats were presented to Cape Town by Taiwanese boaters. Since its inception as a sport in the Mother City, the regatta has been managed by experienced members of the Western Cape Dragon Boat Association and is based at the V&A Waterfront.

The boat races are major fundraising projects for the Rotary Club which always produce a wonderfully exciting and fun-filled day, with suitable entertainment for the entire family – and even makes for great corporate team building.

The winners on the day were CA Global who won first prize, False Bay Business Network who came in second and third was JFE – Electrical “Sparkplugs” who were paddled by the youngsters from the Ottery Bruce Centre, a youth incentive of the Cape Town City Parks and Recreation Department.

Fish Hoek’s Angels Training Centre won The Longest Day prize, the AmaBele Belles (a women team made up of breast cancer survivors) won Best Dressed Team on the day, Athlone High School won Best Interact Club and Ottery Bruce Centre won Best Rhythm and Dance.

“Monies raised at the event this year are earmarked to assist abused women and children and child trafficking survivors. One of the major beneficiaries will be the Hanna Cornelius Centre for Abused Women and Children that was recently opened in Ocean View next to the Open Door Centre,” said the organiser, Bev Frieslich, past president of the Rotary Club.

A valuable investment per team boat of R5000 (less than R500 per person) allows the club to serve the needs of local communities more effectively and, as a bonus, it also provides a fantastic platform for the public to see the work done by Rotarians and get personally involved in the community.

If they are to remain active and help more communities, the club needs to raise the necessary funds and relies heavily on the goodwill and generosity of business and community sectors in the immediate communities and beyond.

This year there were 17 teams who faced off to be the fastest across that finish line and next year, Frieslich hopes they will be able to double that number.

President Susan O’Hagan Ward of the Rotary Club expressed her deep gratitude to Frieslich for coordinating the entire event and also to the generous sponsors and the paddlers who fought with passion in their attempts to have the fastest race time.

On Tuesday 30 April, the Rotary Club will be holding a guest evening for anyone interested in seeing all the photographs of the event. Everyone is welcome to attend and there will be a meal served, at a cost of R70 per person.

V Booking is essential by Monday 29 April. Call Bev Frieslich on 082 825 6053 or email bevfrieslich@telkomsa.net

The Dragon Boat Regatta has continued to draw massive crowds for more than a decade and this year was no exception.

The Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope, which is based in Muizenburg, held its 12th annual Dragon Boat Regatta at Zandvlei on Saturday 6 April.

Dragon boating was introduced to South Africa in 1992 when two beautiful flag-catching dragon boats were presented to Cape Town by Taiwanese boaters. Since its inception as a sport in the Mother City, the regatta has been managed by experienced members of the Western Cape Dragon Boat Association and is based at the V&A Waterfront.

The boat races are major fundraising projects for the Rotary Club which always produce a wonderfully exciting and fun-filled day, with suitable entertainment for the entire family – and even makes for great corporate team building.

The winners on the day were CA Global who won first prize, False Bay Business Network who came in second and third was JFE – Electrical “Sparkplugs” who were paddled by the youngsters from the Ottery Bruce Centre, a youth incentive of the Cape Town City Parks and Recreation Department.

Fish Hoek’s Angels Training Centre won The Longest Day prize, the AmaBele Belles (a women team made up of breast cancer survivors) won Best Dressed Team on the day, Athlone High School won Best Interact Club and Ottery Bruce Centre won Best Rhythm and Dance.

“Monies raised at the event this year are earmarked to assist abused women and children and child trafficking survivors. One of the major beneficiaries will be the Hanna Cornelius Centre for Abused Women and Children that was recently opened in Ocean View next to the Open Door Centre,” said the organiser, Bev Frieslich, past president of the Rotary Club.

A valuable investment per team boat of R5000 (less than R500 per person) allows the club to serve the needs of local communities more effectively and, as a bonus, it also provides a fantastic platform for the public to see the work done by Rotarians and get personally involved in the community.

If they are to remain active and help more communities, the club needs to raise the necessary funds and relies heavily on the goodwill and generosity of business and community sectors in the immediate communities and beyond.

This year there were 17 teams who faced off to be the fastest across that finish line and next year, Frieslich hopes they will be able to double that number.

President Susan O’Hagan Ward of the Rotary Club expressed her deep gratitude to Frieslich for coordinating the entire event and also to the generous sponsors and the paddlers who fought with passion in their attempts to have the fastest race time.

On Tuesday 30 April, the Rotary Club will be holding a guest evening for anyone interested in seeing all the photographs of the event. Everyone is welcome to attend and there will be a meal served, at a cost of R70 per person.

V Booking is essential by Monday 29 April. Call Bev Frieslich on 082 825 6053 or email bevfrieslich@telkomsa.net

The Dragon Boat Regatta has continued to draw massive crowds for more than a decade and this year was no exception.

The Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope, which is based in Muizenburg, held its 12th annual Dragon Boat Regatta at Zandvlei on Saturday 6 April.

Dragon boating was introduced to South Africa in 1992 when two beautiful flag-catching dragon boats were presented to Cape Town by Taiwanese boaters. Since its inception as a sport in the Mother City, the regatta has been managed by experienced members of the Western Cape Dragon Boat Association and is based at the V&A Waterfront.

The boat races are major fundraising projects for the Rotary Club which always produce a wonderfully exciting and fun-filled day, with suitable entertainment for the entire family – and even makes for great corporate team building.

The winners on the day were CA Global who won first prize, False Bay Business Network who came in second and third was JFE – Electrical “Sparkplugs” who were paddled by the youngsters from the Ottery Bruce Centre, a youth incentive of the Cape Town City Parks and Recreation Department.

Fish Hoek’s Angels Training Centre won The Longest Day prize, the AmaBele Belles (a women team made up of breast cancer survivors) won Best Dressed Team on the day, Athlone High School won Best Interact Club and Ottery Bruce Centre won Best Rhythm and Dance.

“Monies raised at the event this year are earmarked to assist abused women and children and child trafficking survivors. One of the major beneficiaries will be the Hanna Cornelius Centre for Abused Women and Children that was recently opened in Ocean View next to the Open Door Centre,” said the organiser, Bev Frieslich, past president of the Rotary Club.

A valuable investment per team boat of R5000 (less than R500 per person) allows the club to serve the needs of local communities more effectively and, as a bonus, it also provides a fantastic platform for the public to see the work done by Rotarians and get personally involved in the community.

If they are to remain active and help more communities, the club needs to raise the necessary funds and relies heavily on the goodwill and generosity of business and community sectors in the immediate communities and beyond.This year there were 17 teams who faced off to be the fastest across that finish line and next year, Frieslich hopes they will be able to double that number.

President Susan O’Hagan Ward of the Rotary Club expressed her deep gratitude to Frieslich for coordinating the entire event and also to the generous sponsors and the paddlers who fought with passion in their attempts to have the fastest race time.

On Tuesday 30 April, the Rotary Club will be holding a guest evening for anyone interested in seeing all the photographs of the event. Everyone is welcome to attend and there will be a meal served, at a cost of R70 per person.

V Booking is essential by Monday 29 April. Call Bev Frieslich on 082 825 6053 or email bevfrieslich@telkomsa.net

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