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VWS Jonkershoek 10 year celebration

VWS Jonkershoek officially turned 10 on June 4, the date 10 years ago on which the founding statement was signed at a community meeting in the Jonkershoek Valley.

They celebrated the occasion on Saturday, June 8, at Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve, where so many of their training sessions have taken place over the years. Members from all four of our bases – Jonkershoek, Newlands, South Peninsular and Grabouw – turned out for the festivities.

Hailey Hagen, who played a pivotal role in the establishment and growth of Jonkershoek, was the keynote speaker, and she enthralled all with an account of the history of Jonkershoek.

They were privileged to have many of the founder members of Jonkershoek there – Hayley’s mom, Sylvery Marrison, her sister, Kim Marrison, her husband, Andrew and brother-in-law, Peter Hagen, and Fanus van Niekerk. Peter Viljoen, Gail Cleaver and Patrick Shone of Cape Nature, long-standing partner, also joined us for the occasion.

A special shout out for Patrick Cromwell and Magic828 Music Radio for bringing the music and a much-needed sound system, which helped to #MakeItMagic.

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