Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival

The main purpose of Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival Southern Africa Foundation NPC / NPO (NPC registration number: 2016/283475/08) (NPO registration number: 181‐161) are to assist the greater Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) community, in supporting causes and charitable events, providing education and awareness programs, and creating an ethos of care within the community and beyond. To achieve its objectives, the organizations will mainly rely on sponsorship and donation income from the public and corporate sector. The organizations value the use of spectacle, pageantry, theatre, creativity, recreation, music, design, multi-media, and other forms of artistic expression, to create LGBTQ+ awareness/celebration, eliminate stigma and promote pride-consciousness as a philosophy for living and being well.

Starting date: Thu 30 May 2019
Ending date: Sat 01 June 2019
Venue: Knysna
Contact Person: John O’neil
Contact Number: 083 347 9570
Contact Email: office@pinkloerie.co.za

Roan Ash LIVE in Knysna

Roan Ash is a multi-talented singer and songwriter from Pretoria with a modern-country-blues-folk style.

He started playing the guitar in 2001, and in 2006 he started opening for other bands and doing his own live performances. Since then, Roan has shared the stage with artists including Dan Patlansky, Matthew Mole Jan Blohm, Koos Kombuis, Arno Carstens, Vusi Mahlasela, Glaskas, Klopjag, Robin Auld, Albert Frost and others. In February 2015, Roan recorded and released his debut album The Traveller, independently. He launched it to a full house at the iconic Atterbury Theatre and toured it nationwide.

He has performed at major art and culture festivals including Innibos and the Fijnwyn Wine Festival. Roan was a contestant on the first season of The Voice, South Africa, where he was instantly noticed by the music industry. In 2016, he co-wrote and recorded the theme song of the feature film “Sy Klink Soos Lente” with Bouwer Bosch and Dawie De Jager, which is receiving widespread acclaim. Roan joined the Inhoud Huis team in 2016, where he is working with songwriters including Christoph Kotze (Appel) and Johan Vorster on his next album. He is well on his way to a successful music career, with regular live shows of his powerful songs.

He combines his soothing crunch style vocals together with meaningful songs and heartfelt performances. He describes his music as being inspired by his life’s journey. After digitally releasing his brand new album “Whiskey to my soul” in April, Roan has been the talk of the town, not only locally but internationally as well. He has sold out the Atterbury Theatre two weeks prior to his physical album launch on 22 May 2018. If you are looking for an artist that will inspire and impress your audience with depth, modern song choices and soulful performance, book Roan Ash today. His life philosophy is “Be someone that feels the rain, don’t just get wet” and you will see this in his outstanding live performances.

Tickets R120 on Quicket and R150 at the door if available.

Date: Sat 18 May 2019
Entry Fee: R120 – R150
Venue: Red Bridge Brewing Co.
Contact Person: Jackie
Contact Number: 084 587 6665
Contact Email: jackie@betterlive.co.za

Knysna Motor Show

The Knysna motor show is organised by the Garden Route Motor Club (GRMC)and is now recognised as one of the premier motor shows in South Africa. Over the past four years, the motor show has grown exponentially in attracting the best 300 to 400 classic cars from across South Africa. The 2016 Motor show was regarded by participants and the press as the best and well organised that they have attended in SA. Accolades were received from all quarters.

To ensure the quality of the vehicles/motorcycles on display, invitations are targeted and all vehicles/motorcycles are personally selected. With the popularity of the motor show growing we estimate that the show will draw in excess of 5000 visitors (Mainly from the Garden Route area, but a fair percentage also from across SA).

Besides providing the fellowship enjoyed by like-minded people, exhibitors, the motor trade and the public, the show has been the source of much-needed funds for local charities. Over the past four years close to R200,000 has been distributed to Hospice, Animal welfare, E-PAP (Children feeding scheme), Knysna High School bursary fund for underprivileged learners and FAMSA. This is the GRMC’S major drive, once a year, to raise money for these charities within the Garden Route area.

Starting date: Sun 28 April 2019
Ending date: Sun 28 April 2019
Venue: Knysna High Sportsfield
Contact Person: Brian Gibson
Contact Number: 082 467 2145
Contact Email: gibbo@mweb.co.za

Taget36 Knysna

• Monthly 9-Hole events will be set up at Golf Courses in SA.
• The Course set up will be from Green to Tee and not the Traditional Tee to Green.
• Golfers will be challenged to complete 6 Target Distances.
• Each golfer will receive a Personalised Bag Tag to record his or her Targets.

Why Target36?
• The Golf course-setup is not intimidating.
• Golfers Play and Compete according to their Ability and not Age.
• Skills improve over time.
• It’s only 9 Holes.
• Families can spend more time together.
• Kids have more Fun on the Course.
• It’s a fair Challenge point where Players get Rewarded for Achieving their Targets.

The Challenge is to Score 36 shots or less over 9-holes to accomplish a Goal and move on to the next Goal.

Starting date: Sun 28 April 2019
Ending date: Sun 28 April 2019
Venue: Knysna Golf Club
Contact Person: Knysna Golf Club
Contact Number: 044 384 1150
Contact Email: bookings@knysnagolfclub.com

Family foundation Training

Please RSVP

FAMSA is planning an event on Personal Growth, active listening and various other courses for the whole family.

The training is starting on 11 February 2019 until 13 June 2019 and is held at 21 Spring Street, Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa.

Sessions start at 8h30am.

Should you be interested in attending the training, please RSVP on the FAMSA Facebook Page.