We arranged and facilitated a variety of events throughout the centenary year. We committed to ensuring that the centenary was celebrated, creating an inclusive legacy and supporting real development of the community. These included the following:
OPEN SPACE TECHNOLOGY
Mr Valentine said a public participation process, also known as Open Space Technology, was held on Human Rights Day, March 21 and attended by more than 50 residents.
The aim of the day was to exchange ideas around what social and community issues could be addressed as part of the Fish Hoek centenary milestone as well as beyond.
The outcome indicated that safety, security, tourism, greening, methods of addressing the growing homeless population in Fish Hoek as well as revamping the main road of the broader Fish Hoek Valley and surrounds, were among residents’ main concerns.
He said the role of the group’s organising committee was to organise certain key signature events and encourage and help facilitate residents and other interested parties to organise other activities and events that will help make a great success of the celebrations as well as contributing to the upliftment of the Fish Hoek Valley beyond this year.
The group aims to build on work already done during the initial phase of the centenary celebrations including the 2018 Spring Splash, Bash and Art Auction, and the recent plaque unveiling and commemoration of Mrs Balls’ birthday.
Celebrating Seniors - Spring Tea
The hosts of the 18 tables decorated their tables beautifully, the entertainment was varied and enjoyable - the Izivunguvungu Youth Band, the Fish Hoek Scottish Dancers and songs of 'years gone by' beautifully sung in solo and duet by Shirley Botes and Cris Riego de Dios, who was also the accomplished MC for the afternoon, resplendent in his matching yellow jacket & sunshades!
There were lots of lucky draw prizes and much reminiscing about the years gone by.
Support was provided by the Silvermine Accademy Interactors, the Fish Hoek Rangers and Girl Guides, the EVS Emergency Firefighter Services and CMR
A huge thanks to all who hosted tables, made flowers to decorate the hall, supplied food, Harry Goemans Nursery for the loan of the fresh flowers, the Sub Council 19 & Felicity Purchase for their support.
Well done to everyone and THANK YOU
Ian Eagan-Fowler, Fish Hoek 100 and Beyond co-chairperson, said the committee members are all voluntary and passionate about the future of the Fish Hoek Valley.
He said the group welcomed any assistance in making this milestone in Fish Hoek’s history a significant and memorable one. The committee would like to encourage all residents and stakeholders to share any further ideas for the Fish Hoek 100 and Beyond initiatives via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information visit their Facebook page: Fish Hoek 100 and Beyond
Committee members and residents, are pictured during the Open Space Technology day in March.