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12 Sep 2011

Crime EXPO in Hout Bay

12 Sep 2011

Thought Hout Bay could do with a bit of inspiration!

12 Sep 2011

Is Hout Bay the western cape cycling capital?

Complete Cyclist opened over the weekend in Hout Bay…

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12 Sep 2011

Celebrate the Spring Equinox, Hout Bay style!

Celebrate the Spring Equinox, Hout Bay style!

The beauty and Spirit of Spring and
Rebirth is upon us and the Song of the birds, opening of flowers
and breaching of whales enshrines the Southern Tip of Africa. The
Sacred Day of balance the Spring Equinox can be Experienced on the
23nd of September at 11:05 am Cape Town. To join a Sacred Sunrise gathering
at one of the sacred sites on the lower slopes of Little Lion’s
Head above Hout bay, one of the best and most powerful positions
to view, experience and share with others the Sun Rising in the Constantia Neck gateway
a Powerful Sun Moon Portal…..on this auspicious Day. I will also share more about this Sacred Site and the energies it holds.
Meeting at Suikerbossie (Turn off main road as if going to the Suikerbossie restaurant, The Parking area just,
100meters after turning on your left ie. below the suikerbossie
restaurant) at 5:20 am.
Please bring warm clothes/wind protection/water /tea/ snack, Prayers and intentions for Yourselves Humanity and our Mother Earth, the
walk is short a low level of fitness is required.
Cost By Donation (suggested R100) in support of the Sacred Site Foundation SA

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12 Sep 2011

Recreation hub for Hangberg, Hout Bay

Recreation hub for Hangberg, Hout Bay

Photo from the Mail@Guardian, mg.co.za, text from www.vocfm.co.za:

The sea-side village of Hangberg in Hout Bay will benefit from a new recreational hub, aimed at uplifting the sub-economic community. The City of Cape Town will be opening new recreational hubs in all their six districts with the objective of offering different activities that falls under one particular facility. The latest hub will officially open in Hout Bay on Saturday.

According to executive strategic officer for the community cervices Patrick Selo, the hubs are being built to not have a mirage of facilities, but to be  concentrated into one localised area coined a ‘recreation hub’. “We have chosen facilities that have certain standards and that could have a number of different activities taking place without spending lots of money as the facility itself will already be at a minimum standard.”

The hub would be offering different sporting activities such as gymnastic classes, indoor soccer training, development of arts and crafts, sewing workshops and electronic games. The development of recreational hubs is a result of research study that was done in order to identify specific facilities within the district for the establishment of the hubs, he added.

The study showed that a number of facilities are well targeted and are making a positive difference in the lives of people, although some of the findings show that there are areas open for improvement.  “The research helps us to steer our development programs towards one single area. The community centres are being turned into recreational hubs in order to become a centre for excellence for all different kinds of sporting activities to take place in one area,” he said.

The hubs becomes a focal centre for the development of recreation and sport within an area, whereas in the past a number of activities took place outdoors. “It really helps to build a citizen tree amongst communities,” he said. This is the third launch the department will host and another three launches will be taking place as the year progresses with one recreational hub being placed in each district in all six districts.

In addition, the study also showed that there are a lot of activities and amenities needed in the disadvantaged areas directing the department where these amenities are really needed. The Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department’s District 2 hub will be housing a number of areas including Retreat, Ottery, Lotus River, Parkwood, Grassy Park, Elfindale, Steenberg, Seawinds, Claremont, Hout Bay, Newlands, Plumstead, Wynberg, Mowbray, Diep River, Simon’s Town, Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, Kommetjie, Kalk Bay, Clovelly, Misty Cliffs and Ocean View.

“Sport and recreation is really important to the communities in Cape Town so that we instil a healthy lifestyle within communities in order to build good communities. This is basically an objective to why sport is such an important tool within our communities’ development,” he concluded. VOC (Tashneem Abrahams)

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