We're teaming up with the Waterfront Rotary Club to further raise awareness of the impact of plastic pollution on our oceans, the Waterfront Rotary Club has partnered with V&A Waterfront to launch Cape Town's first inner city, open water swim event on Saturday, 13 October 2018 - taking place at the brand-new Battery Park.
Join this day of family fun - many exciting events are taking place:
- There will also be food, family fun and entertainment, that will bring life and laughter to the new Battery Park event venue.
- Two Oceans Aquarium environmental campaigner, spokesperson of our Rethink the Bag campaign and 5 Gyres ambassador Hayley McLellan will be showcasing alternatives to everyday plastic items.
- Waves of swimmers will take to the canal in the morning for an exciting one-mile race.
- Schools will have the opportunity to create sculptures in an “Art from Ocean trash” competition (details below).
- Corporates from the V&A precinct will pit their creative design skills against strong competition, to participate in an “Anything that Floats” DIY boat race. (Don't worry, NSRI will be on standby)
A major goal of this event is raising awareness of the state of plastic pollution in our oceans, which will be driven through collaboration with the Two Oceans Aquarium.
"Art from Plastic Trash" competition details:
ENTER the Waterfront Canal Challenge “Art from Plastic Trash” competition and win one of the awesome prizes sponsored by the Two Oceans Aquarium.
- What: 'Art From Trash' Competition
- When: Saturday 13 October 2018
- Where: Battery Park, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
- Who: All primary and high schools
- Art type: Make a sculpture relating to saving our oceans from plastic pollution
- Materials: Only recyclable materials and waste plastic
Judging will take place on 13 October 2018 at 11h00. Prize giving will be at 13h00 at Battery Park.