Media Alert: Minister De Lille Launches Three-Day Family Expo in Gugulethu | Western Cape Government


Media Alert: Minister De Lille Launches Three-Day Family Expo in Gugulethu

11 May 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister for Social Development in the Western Cape, will tomorrow, Friday, 13 May, launch the Department's three-day Family Expo in Gugulethu. Themed "Strengthening Families", the Expo will happen over three days in Gugulethu, Beaufort West, Villiersdorp and Vredenburg.

The Expo, which is part of the Department's celebration of the International Day for Families on Sunday, 15 May 2011, features numerous exhibitions, fun and games for families and an interfaith day on Sunday, where religious leaders will speak about the importance of families within their particular beliefs.

The annual event aims at reinforcing awareness, promoting positive parenting, moral regeneration, positive behaviour and a healthy and balanced family life.

The public will be able to access a host of government and NGO services. For instance, a special room at the Gugulethu Expo has been set aside for HIV testing and counselling, while Home Affairs will be on hand to assist with identity-related queries.

The Minister will deliver the keynote address shortly after 15:00 tomorrow afternoon at the Gugulethu Sports Complex.

The venues and dates for the Expo are:

Date: 13 to 15 May 2011
Time: 14:00
Where: Gugulethu Indoor Sports Complex

Date: 14 to 15 May 2011
Where: Beaufort West Agricultural Showground

Date: 15 May 2011
Where: Inter-denominational service at Villiersdorp Uniting Reformed Church

Date: 25 June 2011
Where: Villiersdorp Sports Ground

Date: 15 May 2011
Where: Interfaith service at Western High School, Louwville, Vredenburg

Date: 18 to 19 June 2011
Where: Exhibitions and Family Day at Vredenburg Sports Ground

Media Enquiries: 

Steven Otter
Cell: 084 233 3811