The City of Cape Town’s deputy mayor, Ian Neilson, will judge a potjiekos competition as part of Heritage Day celebrations at Rosedale on Monday 24 September.Neilson says this is one of the initiatives in which the City would like to be involved.“The City is working hard to build a more inclusive city and create more opportunities for people to build bridges and strengthen ties between communities,” he says.Neilson says it is important to celebrate Heritage Day to remember the past events that defined our history and laid the foundations of our democratic society. “That is why I am happy to support events such as this, which allow people to come together to celebrate Heritage Day. “On this day, we can focus on sharing what we have in common, celebrating our rich and diverse heritage, enjoying good food and having fun together. I look forward to opening this event, and will of course do my best to be a fair and impartial judge of the potjiekos competition.”The event is organised by the community of Rosedale with the aim to raise funds for the Rosedale Service Centre.Over 300 people are expected to support the event and enjoy the festivities. Lucille Byrnes, one of the organisers, says: “The purpose of this event is to raise funds for Rosedale Service Centre, a project of the SA Legion that provides housing for the elderly, including retired military personnel, and an event of this nature highlights the main challenges they face. “The main difference in this competition is that the participating organisers of the competition have generously donated the proceeds from the sale of their potjies to Rosedale, hence the decision to build a food and fun fair around this generous offer. “It is also intended to provide a festive atmosphere for Rosedale residents, their families, local families and the general public as we celebrate Heritage Day.”Byrnes explains that there will be around 30 stalls selling puddings, plants, books, bric-a-brac, cakes, pancakes, boerewors rolls, books and DVDs, hot dogs, tea, coffee and cake. “There will be a jumping castle and face painting for the little ones. “Also, about 10 outside crafters will be selling and promoting their products, among which will be tarot readings, manicures or pedicures, as well as handmade decor items, some made by the residents themselves,” she adds.V For more information call 021 685 4375.