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Ramsgate Organic Market

The Ramsgate Organic Market held at the Lions Village Hall in Glenmarkie Drive is a local treasure that is fast growing in popularity and stalls. Every Saturday from 8am to 11am you will find eager customers lining up to purchase their weekly fruit and veggies, homemade breads and jams or just enjoy a friendly cup of tea and a chat. All items sold at the market are locally sourced, handmade and artisan products that you will be hard-pressed to source anywhere else. Local, fresh, organic fruit and veggies are always on offer from the friendly group at Kumnandi. The freshly baked bread stand is always a winner with lots of options including banting-friendly and gluten-free options. Homemade jams, preserves and pickles as well as delicious quiches, cakes and crunchies are wonderful treats to take home to loved ones or you can sit down at the market and relax while Le Petit cafe provides you with... read more

NSRI

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) in Shelly Beach Station 20, based at the Sonny Evans Small Craft Harbour at Shelly Beach, was started in 1985 by Stan Walters, Commodore of the ski-boat club at the time. He recognised the need and fulfilled it, becoming the first station commander. The base has four rescue vessels – a 7.3m Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) Caltex Endeavour, a 5.5m RIB Caltex Challenger II, a 4.2m RIB Le Jen Mar and a Rescue Runner (a jetski adapted for rescue operations). The station has a tractor to launch and recover our NSRI vessels, but is also used to render assistance to other vessels using the harbour. The station also has a 4×4 rescue vehicle. There is a fully equipped first aid room where casualties can be treated by medical personnel. All sea rescue volunteers are trained as level 3 first aiders, that is, advanced first... read more

Lifeguards

Our guardian angels of the ocean and inland waterways The voluntary lifesaving movement started back in 1911 as a branch of the Royal Lifesaving Society, with the formation of the Surf Lifesaving Association of South Africa in May of 1933.  Since then the organisation, now known as Lifesaving South Africa, has grown from strength to strength and administers 80 clubs which undertake duties, not only on coastal waters, but at inland aquatic sites as well. Voluntary work is a key aspect of club life as its members perform duties strictly on an unpaid basis, serving members of the general public in rostered squads.  Usually youngsters, both boys and girls, who have a love of and affinity for the ocean, join at an early age and must first go through the ‘Nippers’ training program, where the emphasis is on playing safely in and near water. At the age of 14... read more

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