Kite Festival 2017

The last weekend of October 2017 saw the heavens in multicolour, decorated with kites of all shapes and sizes at the 23rd Cape Town International Kite Festival.

False Bay TVET College staff and students rallied to volunteer their weekend to help the organisers of the festival, Cape Mental Health.
Cape Mental Health is a registered non-profit organisation and public benefit organisation that provides or facilitates comprehensive, pro-active and enabling mental health services in the Western Cape.

Each year the organisers rely heavily on the goodwill of the public and businesses to make each year’s event greater than the last. Kiters from around the world namely; England, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and Malaysia participated, contributing to the theme, #RightToFly, built on last year’s theme of #BornToFly. Perfect kiting weather conditions, the Zandvlei Nature Reserve in Muizenberg was a hive of activity. With workshops, vendors and entertainment for all, the festival saw an estimated 13 500 visitors over the 2 day event.

Jacques Marais, Volunteers Coordinator for Cape Mental Health said, “As in the past, False Bay College again played a crucial role on Saturday. The students volunteered and worked tirelessly to assist at the various zones needing support. Your contribution with short notice ad hoc requests deserves a special mention. Thank you for being there on the day; without you we would not have been able to serve the public as we did.”

Thank you to the 66 False Bay TVET College volunteers for their valuable contribution.

Kite Festival