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Cape Town International Kite Festival

November 2, 2012

This weekend (3rd and 4th November) sees the 18th Cape Town Kite Festival, Africa’s biggest kite festival, take to the skies. ‘All about ability’ is this year’s theme, which is hosted by Cape Mental Health in association with Heart 104.9FM.

The annual Cape Town International Kite Festival attracts talented kite-makers and kite fliers from around the world. Festival-goers will see giant cartoon characters and other amazing kite creations, as well as exciting stunt kiting and Rokakkau kite battles. Local kite-makers are invited to enter the Heritage Kite Award and school children can participate in the Edu-Kite Schools’ Competition.

The festival offers fabulous family fun with kite-making workshops, non-stop kite-flying, craft and food stalls as well as kiddies’ rides and a full programme of entertainment on the Coke Gig Rig. The event is held in aid of a very worthy cause with all profits going towards the provision of much-needed mental health services to adults and children in poorly resourced communities in the Western Cape.

Ingrid Daniels, Director of Cape Mental Health says: “This year the kite festival will celebrate our organisation’s new slogan ‘all about ability,’ which reflects our belief in the ability of children and adults with mental disability to acquire skills, develop their potential, and live full and contributing lives. It’s up to us to help create opportunities and provide the necessary care and support.”

The Cape Town International Kite Festival happens on (and above) the lawns surrounding Zandvlei, in Muizenberg (corner Axminster and The Row). Open from 10:00 to 18:00 daily, the event offers lots of parking and easy access by train (False Bay or Muizenberg stations).

Entry is R20 for adults and R10 for children.

 

For more information:
021 447 9040
info@cmhs.co.za
http://www.capementalhealth.co.za/kite/

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