Grey Farmers’ Market

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Grey High School Farmers’ Market with Derby Day against Selborne College

Venue: Grey Campus College Drive Port Elizabeth

Date: Thursday and Friday 8 and 9 August 2013 (Womens’ Day)

Farmers’ Market next weekend Thursday and Friday.  Fruit and veg, meat stall – biltong, droë wors, wors, chilli bites, venison pies, lamb etc. rusks, cakes, preserves.  Pizzas, sliced lamb on spitkoeke, warthog rolls.  Freshly squeezed orange juice. Thursday evening during hockey: potjiekos

Phone for tickets / bookings / orders / information: Ingrid Ferreira Cell: 0823616611

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Bluewaters Cafe Gift Voucher

Drop me a note or a comment or an email through my website or blogsite and stand a chance to win a R100 gift voucher from Bluewaters Cafe at the Boardwalk Hobie Beach Port Elizabeth.

 

Congratulations to Gail and Malcolm Cogger from Port Elizabeth – the winners of this weeks voucher – Wed 24 July 2013.

What’s on?

* Motor Neurone Disease Awareness month and Day : 21 June 2013

* Fri /Sat 14/15 June Patensie Citrus Festival

* Fri/Sat/Sun 14/15/16 June Cook Franschoek

* Sat/Sun/Mon 15/16//17 June Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival

* Thu 20 June Grey Staff function

* Fri 21 June Start of winter school holiday

* Movie Screening I AM BREATHING @ 11h30 Fri 21 June @ Old Grey Club

* MNDA (PE) Breakfast @ Old Grey Club @ 10h00 Sat 22 June

* PE Wine Show 28 – 30 June Boardwalk Convention Centre

* Thu 27 June to Sun 7 July Grahamstown Festival

* Fri 28 June to Sun 30 June Kirkwood Wildsfees

* Fri 12 to Sat 13 July Somerset East Biltong Festival

* Mon 15 July Beginning of school term 3

MND Day: Fri 21 June: “I am Breathing” Movie Premiere in Port Elizabeth

This premiere will take place at the Old Grey Club Lennox Street Port Elizabeth.

Time 11H30 to 13hoo

Cash Donation / Cash Bar / Club Lunch Specials available

 

“It’s the disease that most health professionals say they’d least like to get. It’s the most cruel and undignified end.” (Louise Platt, The Plattitude blog, 2008)

This year, on 21 June, in a wee village in Scotland a small group will get together to watch a film about a man who dies from Motor Neurone Disease (MND), also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. At the same time, in a cinema in Finland, people are arriving from all over to see the the film, I AM BREATHING. In Russia, in the UK, across America, in Brazil, in India and across the world others have volunteered to screen the film – in village halls, schools, churches, sitting rooms, pubs, and theatres.
They have been inspired by the story of Neil Platt, who died aged 34, 14 months after being diagnosed with MND/ALS. He was determined more people should know about the disease.

Within a year, he went from being a healthy young father to becoming completely immobile from the neck down. As his body got weaker, he used his remaining months to communicate about his illness. He collaborated with the filmmakers on I AM BREATHING, wrote a blog, and committed himself to raising awareness around this devastating disease. He was determined to play a part in making MND/ALS history  and this fuelled his desire to share his story and build a community of people to join the fight.

Neil began a campaign –

– a campaign that he expected us all to finish. He wanted to be the poster boy for MND/ALS, he wanted to be on billboards, in every newspaper and across television channels around the world. During the short time that he lived with MND/ALS, he achieved a great deal – but it was really only the beginning…

“At the end of this campaign lies a cure… I am not talking about miraculous cures, you will all have gathered by now that I am a realist. I’m talking about my living a little longer, giving me the chance to impart more knowledge.” (Neil Platt, The Plattitude blog, 2009)

I AM BREATHING has been critically acclaimed since its world premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam in late 2012:

“Intimate documentary examining a normal-but-remarkable man and wife’s handling of his fatal disease ranks among the year’s most moving films.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

June 2013 will see the documentary burst on to screens big and small across the world. Fuelled by Neil’s vision we will share his story and build a community of people to join the fight – and you should be part of it.

Get involved

It is by raising awareness of MND/ALS that we further Neil’s vision to combat ignorance of the disease and create an army of people across the globe, all working towards a world free of MND/ALS.
You can support Neil’s campaign by holding your own screening of I AM BREATHING on 21 June 2013, Global MND/ALS Awareness Day. Your screening can take any form – we encourage you to be as creative as possible.

We know Neil would have loved the social side of Global Screening Day and would have reminded you all to have a little fun while raising awareness. He thought it useful to remind people that even just donating the price of a pint of beer can go a long way to supporting all of the research currently being done for MND/ALS, and we would encourage you all to raise a virtual glass in his memory.

We’ll guide you through the whole process with detailed instructions. The first thing you should do is register your interest and tell us what you have in mind. If you have already done that, you can now book your copy of the film and publish your event on our website.

Any questions? Check our list of frequently asked questions or contact us.

PLEASE IGNORE ALL LINKS ABOVE – HOWEVER, FOR MORE INFO GO TO http://www.iambreathingfilm.com/

Wembley Tennis Club Mens’ Tournament

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Wembley Tennis Club

Men’s Doubles Tournament 2013

Date: Saturday, 08 June 2013

Time: 08h00 (start play)

Venue: PELTC (PE Club)

Format: Round Robin (sections dependant on number

of entries with playoffs for final)

Entry fee: R70.00 per player

Enter with a partner

 

(we will try and find one if you do not have)

This is a well sponsored tournament and will therefore be

supported with good quality prizes and good value for your money

Please support our efforts to raise funds for Wembley Tennis Club

Bring the family – entertainment, food and cash bar (Beer Keg)

RSVP: 31 May 2013

Gavin Cullen at

 

gcullen@polka.co.za or 079 528 4444

(Wembley Tennis Club; Bank – FNB; ac no. 62406261058; branch code 211417; quote your name as ref)

Tuesday Boys’ Tennis Club

 

main sponsor and organizer of the event on behalf of Wembley Tennis Club