Archive | August, 2013

BAKE CUPCAKES, SAVE LIVES – THE SWEETEST WAY TO HELP

National Cupcake Day, an initiative that was born in the Vaal Triangle, is celebrated nationally on September 28 and all money raised on the day helps give a child a fighting chance against cancer.

Childhood Cancer is relatively rare, representing about 1% of cancers in the total population in South Africa. Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer is a non-profit company that aims to create awareness and raise funds for children suffering from cancer – but they need your help!

Are you an avid baker? Now is your opportunity to be part of National Cupcake Day. Take out your baking trays, whip out the butter and keep that family member with a sweet tooth away from the kitchen. It is a labour of love and an easy way to make a difference and care for kids who desperately need it. Become a Cupcake Angel by baking and donating 48 cupcakes at any of the 45 malls in 23 cities across South Africa on National Cupcake Day. All you need to do after this is encourage your friends to enjoy your sweet delights at the mall by donating R10 for a delicious cupcake.

“We can all work together on this to help a worthy cause and give in to our sweet tooth,” says Sandy Cipriano, Vereeniging businesswoman and founder of Cupcakes for Kids with Cancer, which is now taking the whole country by storm.

For more information on how to support National Cupcake Day 4 Kids with Cancer, please visit the webpage at www.cupcakesofhope.org or email info@cupcakesofhope.org.

Ster and Vaalweekblad are media sponsors of this noble initiative.

Source: vaalweekblad.com

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LET’S ROLL TO OLD WHEELS EXPO!

VANDERBIJLPARK. – Sylviavale Heritage Museum together with North-West University and the Rotarians of Vanderbijlpark present the annual Wheels at the Vaal Vintage and Steam Festival as a fundraiser this weekend.
This year Midas is the main sponsor. The festival is to be held on Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1 from 08:00 to 17:00 each day. It is presented at the Vaal River Campus of the North-West University in Vanderbijlpark. The GPS coordinates at the entrance gate are S 26 43’ 505” E 27 52’ 736”.
The entrance charge for adults is R50 per person and school-going children have free entrance. Visitors arriving in classic vehicles gain customary free access for two adults.
All paying visitors have a chance of winning lucky prizes when they drop the stub of their tickets with their contact details in the lucky draw bin. Prizes like high pressure washers, vacuum cleaners, electric tyre-pumps and more are to be won. Some vendors will also be raffling out prizes. The winners will be announced intermittently. Many classic vehicles and motorcycles will be on show but the festival is a celebration of our heritage and stretches beyond classic vehicles. Interest is high and visitors are expected from far and wide. Working steam engines such as the 1911 Marshall and 1925 Ransomes Simms & Jeffries will be driving antique machinery such as threshing drums and corn grinders. The 1923 Fowler Steam Traction Engine may once again be enjoyed puffing along. Much other antique machinery such as stationary engines will also be demonstrated and the old craft of blacksmithing will be on display, recalling the skills of a bygone era. A 1992 Volkswagen Citi Golf may be won in a raffle organised by Vaal Old Wheels. Tickets cost R30 and the draw is on Sunday afternoon. Many motordealers will be displaying new vehicles and many other products will be displayed and demonstrated. Antique stallholders will be on hand and those selling vintage parts will be at the Autojumble. A large Arts & Crafts section will be present, providing a large variety of odds and-ends to buy. Something of everything will be available to eat with many food vendors attending to every culinary need. The Rotarians will be running the beer tent. The website for the festival is www.wheelsatthevaal.co.za.
Source:  vaalweekblad.com

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NUWE TERREIN VIR AARDKLOP

POTCHEFSTROOM. – Die Clover Aardklop Nasionale Kuntefees word vanjaar van 24 tot 28 September by die NWU Pukke se sportgrond aangebied.

Die konserte wat van die Maandagaand tot die Saterdagaand gedurende die fees aangebied gaan word, is die Virseker/Beeld Afskopkonsert; Braai Some More; Riders from the Storm; Smokie @ Aardklop; Pussycat, Steve en (Afrikaanse) vriende en dieVirseker/Rapport Saterdag-opskop.

“Die pryse van dagkaartjies vir die feesterrein (oop van 24 tot 28 September) wissel van R90 tot R120 vir volwassenes en van R50 tot R70 vir kinders. Dié kaartjiepryse is van toepassing vir algemene toegang tot die terrein, wat die aand se konsert insluit –  ’n hele dag met lekkernye en snuisterye wat te koop is en ’n musiekfees soos min.

Die volledige feesprogram is op die webwerf www.cloveraardklop.co.za. Kontak Chrizanda van Wyk by chrizanda@aardklop.co.za of 084 831 3142 vir meer besonderhede.

Source:  vaalweekblad.com

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GROOT SEILJAG-KAMPIOENSKAPPE LOK 100E BOTE

DENEYSVILLE. – Twee nasionale seiljag-kampioenskappe word binnekort deur die Deneysville Aquatic Club aangebied.

Van die land se beste seiljagvaarders trek saam van 9 tot 11 Augustus om aan die Noordelike Kielboot-assosiasie se Nasionale Kampioenskappe deel te neem. Dié wedvaart, wat oor drie dae plaasvind, sal deelnemers op voorgeespoed en ‘n minimum-aantal rondes beoordeel. Indien die weersomstandighede gunstig is, kan deelnemers aan meer rondes deelneem om punte te verbeter.

Die jaarlikse kielbootweek word van 21 tot 24 September aangebied. Twee nasionale kampioenskappe word terselfdertyd onderskeidelik in die Stadt23- en Formule 1-klasse aangebied. Die groter seiljagte wat in die Big Boat Regatta deelneem sal vir goeie fotogeleenthede sorg.

Meer as 100 seilbote word vir dié geleenthede verwag, wat terselfdertyd as oefensessie vir die 2014 J22-wêreldkampioenskappe sal dien. Skakel (016) 371-1294 of stuur ‘n epos aan manager@dac-club.co.za vir meer besonderhede.

Source:  vaalweekblad.com

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VETERAAN EN VINNIGER VLIEGTUIE

vlieënier Cliff Lotter

vlieënier Cliff Lotter

Links is vlieënier Cliff Lotter van Klerksdorp met Frank King van Parys (regs) wat die derde en tweede plekke onderskeidelik verower het in die klas vir vinniger vliegtuie by voorverlede naweek se Sop-en-Potjie Winter Pilon Trial Uitdaging (lugvaart baken tydtoets) wat hier gehou is. Die tydtoetse het reeds die afgelope maande bekendheid aan die Parys-vliegveld gegee en is baie gewild onder vlieëniers wat van regoor die land kom om deel te neem.

Sowat 30 entoesiastiese vlieëniers van regoor die land het ingeskryf vir die Sop-en-Potjie Winter Pylon Trial Uitdaging (lugvaart baken tydtoets), geborg deur Shell, wat op Saterdag 27 Julie deur Spark Air, Scully Levin en Henk Koster in samewerking met die Parys Vliegklub hier aangebied is.

Hierdie keer het vlieëniers in ’n stadige veteraanklas met ’n korter roete, asook ’n vinniger klas met ’n meer gevorderde roete om die beurt meegeding. Ten spyte van die wind het die vlieëniers hul vliegvernuf en vliegtuie tot die uiterste beproef waarna almal met groot trots oor die dag se vlugte kon saampraat. In die gevorderde (vinnige) klas was die uitslae van die eerste drie plekke as volg:

1. ZU-FLV gevlieg deur Trevor Warner met ’n spoed van 194.357 Mph/312.788 Km/h.

2. ZU-WYN gevlieg deur Frank King met ’n spoed van 174.592 Mph/282.588 Km/h.

3. ZU-RVS gevlieg deur Cliff Lotter met ’n spoed van 170.633 Mph/274.607 Km/h.

In die Veteraan-klas het die uitslae só gelyk:

1. ZU-VAL gevlieg deur Karl Jensen met ’n spoed van 136.591 Mph/219.821 Km/h .

2. ZS-JKV gevlieg deur Chris Briers met ’n spoed van 133.569 Mph/214.958 Km/h

3. ZS-LJU gevlieg deur Steve Brown met ’n spoed van 119.654Mph/192.564 Km/h.

Die volgende Pylon Trial is tydens die Koepel Avontuur Fees wat die eerste naweek in November in Parys gehou word.

Source:  vaalweekblad.com

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