The 18th Cape Town International Kite Festival is proudly hosted by Cape Mental Health, a registered non-profit mental health organisation that offers free community-based services and support to adults and children living with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities as well as mental health problems. The event will take flight on 3 and 4 November 2012 at the beautiful scenic grounds of Zandvlei in Muizenberg – a family event not to be missed! The Kite Festival is an annual fund-raising and awareness raising event for Cape Mental Health, promoting positive mental health in an uplifting, fun and colourful way.
This year celebrates ‘all about ability’, the new tagline of Cape Mental Health. We believe in the ability of children and adults with mental disability to acquire skills, develop their potential, and live full and contributing lives – with appropriate opportunities, care and support.
The annual Cape Town International Kite Festival attracts talented kite-makers and kite fliers from around the world. Festival-goers will see giant cartoon characters and other amazing kite creations take to the skies, as well as exciting stunt kiting and Rokakkau kite battles. Local kite-makers are invited to enter the Heritage Kite Award and school children can participate in the Edu-Kite Schools’ Competition.
With kite-making workshops, non-stop kite-flying, craft and food stalls as well as kiddies’ rides and a full programme of entertainment on the Coke Gig Rig, the festival offers fantastic outdoor family fun. The event is held in aid of a very good cause; all profits go towards providing much-needed mental health services to adults and children in poorly resourced communities in the Western Cape.
“This year the kite festival will celebrate our organisation’s new slogan ‘all about ability,’ which reflects our belief in the ability of children and adults with mental disability to acquire skills, develop their potential, and live full and contributing lives. It’s up to us to help create opportunities and provide the necessary care and support,” said Ingrid Daniels, Director of Cape Mental Health.
The Cape Town International Kite Festival happens on (and above) the lawns surrounding Zandvlei, Muizenberg (corner Axminster and The Row). Open from 10:00 to 18:00 daily, the event offers lots of parking and easy access by train (False Bay or Muizenberg stations).
Entry is just R20 for adults and R10 per child. Buy your Kite Festival tickets online on www.capementalhealth.co.za (from 1 September) and stand a chance to win the prize of a lifetime!
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