OH Watch’s Heritage Day Festival at Homestead Park was going an absolute block buster.
These were some of the highlights:
Three Tons of Fun, female vocalists, the Andrew Ford Jazz Quartet, plus the well known Abigail Petersen as vocalist
More than 30 stalls from fresh veggies by the Adams Family, to apple cider from Peregrine Farm Stall.
Field of Springs Tours of historic newly restored Stadsfontein Spring, with Caron von Zeil.
Walking Tours of Upper and Lower places of historic significance in Oranjezicht, with Footsteps to Freedom
Gourmet Pizzas from Dish Catering
Delicious Boerie rolls from OH Watch
A selection of cheeses and charcuterie from Giovanni’s
Queen of Tarts cakes
Jean Nel herb chicken and burgers
Madame Zingara barbeque
En Masse Massages
When it comes to something for the younger ones, we had a fantastic programme. Starting with Magic Nick, the magician followed by the Snake Man, and the Bird Man. We also had the petting farmyard, which proved to be a big hit.
Thanks to our generous sponsor, Remax, OH Watch raised over R35 000 that will go back into our neighbourhood. Standby for more wonderful events in the park.
OH Watch held their first AGM at St Cyprians School Hall; attended by over 200 people, with a review of the activities of the last year and future plans. Cllr JP Smith, Mayco Member for Safety and Security addressed the vibey crowd, and the OH Watch Awards celebrated the people, places and spaces that make this suburb unique. If you like, you can download the AGM power point presentation under ‘downloads” in the navigation bar.
The sign of a great suburb is the quality of its trees. Thanks to Dave Curran and Chris Buys of the City of CT for donating the indigenous trees. To Tanya de Villiers of CNdV africa planning & landscape design and to Redewaan Isaacs and Luthando Renqe of Namkwa Horticulture for digging the holes, planting the trees and building the wooden supports. Thanks also to Colleen Stoltzman for digging additional holes at Stepping Stones and to Matthew Quinton for installing irrigation. And finally to Cllr Belinda Walker and Dave Bryant for ceremoniously planting the trees.
The Oranjezicht Higgovale Neighbourhood Watch and the Oranjezicht Heritage Society
RATATOUILLE, THE MOVIE
A hilarious animated-adventure, where a rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef and forms an unlikely partnership with Linguini, the garbage boy, who inadvertently discovers Remy’s amazing talents. They strike a deal, ultimately setting into motion a chain of extraordinary events that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.
Tips for your best viewing experience:
• Arrive earlier than you think is early
• Walk from home to avoid having to find parking
• Park a spot and picnic (lots to buy on the night)
• Dress like you’re dressing for a day out in the snow
• Be nice to your neighbours, you may need to borrow their beer
• And most importantly - enjoy watching the movie with your fellow
residents. It’s truly a bonding experience!
OH Watch thanks Marianna Oosthuizen, Arthur Muller and Lawrence Dworkin for all the effort that went into arranging the event.
Everyone is getting ready for Ratatouille, the movie. So much so that they dressed up as Remy and Linguini.
Many thanks to Five Star PR.
OH Watch expressed their thanks to CBAR for tireless support throughout the year, by providing yummies for the 15 strong CBAR team.
OH Watch presented Gift Boxes to Meals on Wheels to distribute to all recipients of Meals on Wheels in the City Bowl area. OH Watch provided dessert for a Meals on Wheels Xmas luncheon in Brooklyn for 67 people. Thanks to Helen Horat, Marianna Oosthuizen, Brita Sinn of Sinnful Icecream, Lawrence Dworkin for donations that made this possible.
OH Watch and the Oranjezicht Heritage Society celebrated Heritage Day with historical walks, tours to the Field of Springs, food, music, farm animals, birds and more food.
OH Watch welcomed our newest resident to the neighbourhood, Premier Helen Zille. It was a chance to talk to the Premier about the neighbourhood watch and the Oranjezicht Heritage Society.
Please read Blog entry, “Baboon with Wanderlust in Higgovale” for who to contact if you spot him.
These are available for sale @ R40 from 10 Roseberry Avenue, Oranjezicht. Putting them up makes criminals aware of OH Watch and is a deterrent.
Creating awareness of OH Watch by putting up OH Watch Pole Posters throughout the neighbourhood
Prior to patrolling, OH Watch Members receive patrol training from Jonny Levin
OH Watch recruited 79 new members during the promotion