“Making waves” to raise awareness of the increasing impact of pollution on our oceans and beaches, the Rotary Club of Waterfront is to partner with V&A Waterfront to launch this initiative on Saturday, 13 October 2018 – during the Oceans Life Festival.
This multiple family fun day event will see “waves of swimmers” take to the canal in the morning for a one mile timed accredited event. In the afternoon corporates from the V&A precinct will pit their creative design skills against strong competition, to participate in an “Anything that Floats” event. NSRI will be on standby to ensure the safety of all the participants.
Theodore Yach, a Capetonian and the first open-water swimmer in history to complete 100 Robben Island Crossings from the Island to the mainland, is our “One wave at a time” Ambassador as is Michelle Weber.
The event will place strong on the importance of education and awareness of the state of our oceans (especially plastic) which will be driven through a collaboration with the Two Oceans Aquarium. Schools will be encouraged to create amazing designs in an “Art from Ocean trash” competition.
Added to this will be food, fun and entertainment, with a strong family fun component that will bring life and laughter to this new event venue.
Funds raised will be channelled to community projects of the Rotary Club of Waterfront and the V&A. This event is not to be missed, earmark the date now.