The opening of
the False Bay
– Environmental Centre on 30 September 2006.
The entrance wall covered. Frantic last minute setting
up in the morning before the opening. It was a cold, cloudy, blustery day with
intermitent sunshine and all the activities fell into place on time.
The Mayor of Cape Town, Helen Zille
Quenton Pavitt, Dalton Gibbs, Bevan Lill and the Mayor.
welcomed by the local "Sensational Youth
Development Brass Band".
Cllr Brian Watkyns addressing part of the audience at the opening
The ZEEP interactive play – "with 3 intrepid
adventurers in 2072, visiting the Western Cape, and finding
no life at all. This happened because the preceeding generations of people did not care about their natural environment.
They eventually found some life a stream and
then a Leopard Toad was found – giving us all some hope".
Then the Mayor was asked to ring the bell.
Ossie Asmal and the Mayor declare the Centre open.
The mural was uncovered at last for all to see
and what a magnificent entrance wall to the Centre.
The Mayor inspecting the detail of the
The artist – Ryana Johnson spent many hours
completing the mural.
Joanne Jackson encouraging all to get to the
life Horse drawn carts are envisaged for the Park
skills activities before lunch.
Julia Wood, Michelle Preen and Cllr Demetri
Qually. The CAFDA stand with SOS children painting.
stand Sam White and fellow
Western Province angler.
The Cape Bird Club
Morne Carstens, Peter Brunwin and Dave Whitelaw from the CBC.
The Mayor reading about the Zerilda Primary
Visitors to the Zandvlei Trust
visit to the False Bay Ecology Park
Environmental Centre in September 2006.
Part of the audience listening to the Mayors
speech before lunch at Rondevlei.