The 29th edition of the Cape Town Kite Festival is coming your way in October 2023. In this article I’ll give you all the info that you need.
It’s a fact that when #TheSkyIsYourCanvas, flying kites becomes a colourful expression of freedom, creativity, and joy. With each kite soaring high, dreams take flight, painting the heavens with vibrant hues of hope and imagination.
This October, Cape Mental Health is inspiring children, youth, and the young at heart to soar high by flying kites, raising awareness for mental health. Feel the wind’s embrace, the tug of the string. Let your kite dance among the clouds, and explore the limitless possibilities that await when you let your spirit soar.
Brace yourself for Cape Mental Health’s annual flagship event – the 29th Cape Town Kite Festival – as they bring people together to raise funds that fuel the vital mission of providing essential, cost-free mental healthcare services and interventions to those who require it most.
By investing in children and youth, a foundation is laid for the prevention of mental health disorders, empowering young people to unleash their full potential and pursue their dreams without limitations.
Dr Ingrid Daniels (The Cape Mental Health CEO) comments
“In October, the sky which has no limits, will become a beautiful canvas adorned with messages of hope and encouragement. In times of trouble and adversity hope, support and kindness help us to hold on. Hope is the anchor that supports our mental health and gives us the courage to take one more step. It reassures us of better days to come – hope removes fear. As kites soar against the adverse winds, it helps us to dream about a future filled with possibilities, holding on and never giving up.”
Cape Town Kite Festival: Pop-Up Fly Event
Age is no barrier to dreaming; everyone from the youngest to the oldest and every age in-between is invited to view and fly kites at Melkbosstrand beach in Cape Town on Sunday, 29 October 2023.
Their annual Pop-Up Fly enjoys wonderful support as hundreds of people flock to the beach on this family day to enjoy viewing the ‘show kites’ flown by South African kiters Mari Ware-Lane, Bradley Ware-Lane, Bobby Gathoo, Brian Skinner, Wesley Beales, Frans Marais and others.
Community Fly – Heideveld Sports Field
As part of Cape Mental Health’s aim to uplift less fortunate communities and the most marginalised of people, the Cape Town Kite Festival will also feature its annual Community Fly at Heideveld Sports Field on the Cape Flats, on Tuesday 3 October 2023.
Cape Mental Health invites children with intellectual disability from CMH’s Special Education & Care Centres in Heideveld, Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain to join in the fun at the community fly, and other Grade R learners and preschools in the Heideveld community flock to join the festivities.
More info about the Cape Town Kite Festival
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