Awesome News: 22 March 2017
It seems to be the season for South Africans to be rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.
In January, Stuart Connacher, Charl Gale and Wayne Johnson crossed the Atlantic in first place in their class in the Annual Talisker row race in 51 days.
February saw Chris Bertish completing his EPIC transatlantic Paddle on his custom built SUP from Morocco to the Caribbean Islands in 93 days.
In the now, third South African crossing this year, Braam Malherbe and Wayne Robertson have so far completed 4300km of their 7100 km Row from Cape to Rio and have 2800 to go.
They are rowing under the banner of DOT – (Do One Thing) and have created the #DOTChallenge where they challenge you to DO ONE THING to not only save our environment but also our planet.
Coming Friday the 24th, there is a unique opportunity to hear them live at the CAPE QUARTER in Green Point where there will be live public interview with them via satellite phone from 1pm.
It is AWESOME when adventure is combined with a cause. Visit www.dotchallenge.org for more information and how to get involved with your own DOT
Animation South Africa is an NPO that has launched an initiative to teach drawing skills to students from disadvantaged communities called Draw4Life.
The project’s biggest workshop yet took place this month at The Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF), which has gained a reputation as an unmissable opportunity for animation professionals
The Winelands Encounter is a race through the Western Cape towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Wellington.
The race is taking place on the 21st of April 2017. The J9 cycle team is doing the race in honour of Joost to raise money for the J9 foundation which Joost launched shortly after his MND (Motor Neurone Disease) diagnosis.