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VWS Open Day – 30 November 2013

VWS Open Day – 30 November 2013

We are very excited to announce the much awaited and now annually held 2013 VWS Open Day. This year is it taking place on Saturday, 30th November in the customary Newlands Fire Base!

The VWS OPEN DAY at Newlands is a great fun-filled Family Day aimed at, not only, creating awareness, but also raising funds for the protection of our natural heritage (the fynbos), property and lives. It a great chance to have an amazing day out with loads of activities for the kids (big and little kids alike) all the while supporting a great cause.

There will be plenty of food stalls, exhibitions, kiddie activities (Fire truck rides, Pumps challenge, Tug-of-War, abseiling), snake shows, foam party, a young firefighter competition with prizes and a fire fighting helicopter will be doing a mock fire fighting display with the VWS members (11am and 2pm). You will get to see what the men and women of the VWS do in the mountains, out of sight, but always with great passion.

As Newlands Forest area has limited parking (we have again included the nursery area to accommodate more cars) we have arranged with Westerford High School for overflow parking. Additionally, you can also park on the other side of the M3 in Newlands suburb and walk under the subway to Newlands Fire Base. We will have parking marshals to assist. Please park as close as possible so we can fit as many cars in as possible. The parking map and walking routes can be downloaded HERE

And as a little teaser for all of you – here is a video from the VWS Open Day 2012.
VWS Open Day 2012 Video.

Let all your friends and family and everyone with kids know – it’s going to be an awesome day!

See the flyers below for more information about the day and the event schedule
(Click on the image to enlarge).

VWS Open Day Flyer


None of this would be possible without the fantastic support from sponsors who have donated goods and money to help us put on this fundraising event. A huge thank you goes out to the following companies:

Westerford High School – View Website
Econ-o-loo – View Website
Core security – View Website
Ox Audio – View Website
Spur Restaurants – View Website
Checkers – View Website
Nulaid Eggs – View Website
Red Bull – View Website
Prestaprint – View Website
Associated Printers – View Website
I&J – View Website
StuntSA – View Website
Peninsula Beverage – View Website
Second Skins – View Website
Kay’s Party Land
Philippa and Sue Phelp (for cupcakes, lots of very tasty cupcakes)

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2 Responses to “VWS Open Day – 30 November 2013”

  1. Ryan says:

    Thank you VWS, we had a great time at the open day on Saturday. My kids loved the water hoses and abseiling, and to be honest, I felt like I was 12 years old again riding on the back of the all terrain fire engine. It was a great day out for the family.
    We will be sure to attend again next year.

  2. Patrick Ryan says:

    Hi Ryan

    Thank you so much! It’s so great to hear feedback like this, it means a lot to us to know the day was enjoyed so much. I’ll add your comment to our newsletter if you don’t mind? Take care, Patrick Ryan – Marketing Director


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