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VleiTalk Summer 2009


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In response to requests from people for an online version of the community newsletter, here’s the new-look digital Vlei Talk. We are planning to replace the hard-copy newsletter with this online version. We hope it will drive people to our updated website and make it easier for you to contribute. And save some trees, too!

The big news this month is the first annual Zeekoevlei Hip-athon Adventure Races and Eco Festival on Saturday 21 November. Diarise the date, dust off your takkies and tell all your friends!

And do please let us know what you think of the new format.

Laurianne Claase, Editor

Zeekoevlei
Hip-athon and Eco-Festival
Saturday 21st November 2009

  • Hip-athon Adventure Biathlon: 7,5 km run and a 22,5 km MTB cycle
  • Adventure Mountain Bike Race: 22.5km MTB cycle
  • Hipplet Run: 5km fun run/walk

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Family festival with market and exhibits, beer tent, food stalls, snake shows.

Live music by the Barleycorn Folk Club and Sons of Selassie.

Help us to raise funds to manage the invasive water hyacinth and create jobs in our community.

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Register for Hip-athon HERE.

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If You Give Us Nuffin’, Give Us A Muffin!

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The Friends of Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei need you to support our annual fundraiser by baking a cake, muffins or biscuits.

Then join us on the day for a family festival of food and fun!

Please contact Colleen McDowell on 021 706 2231 or 076 802 3000 if you can help.

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Selling Off The Family Jewels

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Local legend has it that Princess Vlei was named for a Khoe princess who lived in Elephant Eye cave on Constantiaberg. Her people, the Gorachoqua, used Princess Vlei for initiations and other rituals. In 1510, while the princess was swimming in the vlei, she was abducted by Portuguese sailors from Francesco d’Almeida’s ship.

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Dredging Zeekoevlei Given the Go-Ahead

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In July this year, the province issued a positive Record of Decision (ROD) on dredging Zeekoevlei. This is the latest milestone in the long road to rehabilitating Zeekoevlei.

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Zeekoevlei Peninsula Security Update

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The ZVPenSec Committee have been hard at work on behalf of their members. They have been investigating current and alternative Alarm Monitoring and Armed Response rates…

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A Plea to Stop Speeding

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On Saturday 3 October, a little dog was callously run over in Otters Creek. Rumour has it the driver of the car was drunk at 09h00 in the morning.

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Newsletter design by Gill Black and Lee Watson
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