You, yes you, could be switching on the festive lights this holiday season!
IF YOU’RE between six and 14years-old, you could help the Mayor of Cape Town switch on the festive season lights next month!
The City of Cape Town is running a competition for children to stand a chance to help Mayor Patricia de Lille switch on the festive lights.
In keeping with this year’s “We Love Africa” theme for the annual Festival of Lights, the competition is about embracing what is wonderful about being African.
Children between the ages of 6 to 14 are invited to submit an entry, describing why they love living in Africa.
The four winners will join Mayor De Lille on stage for the official switch- on of the lights at 8.30pm on December 6 at the Grand Parade.
Each child will receive a certificate confirming their Special Star status and will also have the opportunity to have their photograph taken with the mayor and one of the artists performing on the night.
“This festive season we want to promote inclusiveness in Cape Town, which is why we’ve chosen the We Love Africa theme. We may have different backgrounds and cultures but we are all Africans,” said De Lille.
The City Festival of Lights celebration will take place on December 6 and will mark the start of the summer holiday season.
The closing date for competition entries is Wednesday, December 2.
Entrants must explain why they love living in Africa, in up to 50 words.
Entries must include name, age, physical address and contact number and must be e- mailed to: weloveafrica@espAfrika.com
Children who do not have access to a computer or the internet can use city’s SmartCape computers in more than 100 libraries across the city.
These provide residents with free access to the internet for up to 45 minutes each, daily.
CHEERFUL CROWD: Thousands of people pack Adderley Street for the Cape Town Festival of Lights last year during the holiday season.
ACTION: The City of Cape Town lights up a section of Adderley Street last year.