24th September is Heritage day – also known as National Braai Day. Originally celebrated as Shaka Day, it was decided that this day would not just commemorate King Shaka who was instrumental in uniting Zulu clans into a cohesive nation, but to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and the diversity of all those people who make up our rainbow nation. Nelson Mandela: “When our first democratically-elected government decided to make Heritage Day one of our national days, we did so because we know that our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our new nation.”
BUT we live in Clarens, and being a holiday destination, just about everyone in Clarens will be too busy seeing to the needs of guests to worry about Heritage Day. It was therefore decided that we would not only celebrate Heritage Day, but in the true tradition of this day, we would celebrate the whole Clarens Community by having a Community Braai-off on Sunday 29th September. Everyone is invited to have some fun, dress up for the occasion, sample some local cooking, and at the same time help those in need in our local community.
- Get a braai team of 4 together
- Collect your entry form from Village Grocer, Clarens Brewery, Old Stone Bottle Store or Mountain Odyssey. (Entry fee R100)
- On the day: On the square: 11h00
- Dress up and get ready for some fun
- Prepare pap-en-sous with a side dish for 10
- Tempt all passers by to buy a plate of food.
- Think about which charity you are going to donate your winnings to.
- Donate a prize.
The more people who get involved, the more money there will be to donate to charities working in our community.
The winning team gets to nominate which charity gets all the entrance fees.
Plate money will be donated to those charities selected by the team that produces the best chop, the team that produces the best pap-en-sous, and the team that produces the best side dish.
There are many excellent community projects in need of help and support.