Eden District Better Together Games – bringing people together
The De Jager Stadium in Oudtshoorn once again saw enthusiastic employees of the Western Cape Government participating in the annual Eden District edition of the Better Together Games hosted by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) in partnership with Old Mutual, Nedbank and Peninsula Beverages. The event took place on Friday, 30 September 2016.
With a stadium packed full of excited employees, the games kicked off with the traditional march-past, after which the Trail Run and Walk got underway. The various sporting codes on the day included rugby, soccer, dominoes, darts, netball, table tennis and volleyball.
The participants were addressed by the Oudtshoorn Municipality’s Executive Mayor, Councillor Colan Sylvester who wished them an enjoyable day. “What a wonderful opportunity to have this event at the end of the celebration of Heritage Month,” he said. “What a wonderful opportunity it is to bring all of us together, because through our uniqueness we are one. Through our uniqueness, we make a wonderful country. Congratulations to all the athletes.”
DCAS Minister Anroux Marais also said a few words, inspiring and motivating participants to keep involved in sport, growing together. “Thank you all for being here this morning. We need to continue to use sport as the unifier that it is to bring us all together,” she said, also wishing everybody an enjoyable day.
The remainder of the 2016 Better Together Games will take place as follows:
• West Coast – 7 October at the Vredenburg Sports Grounds
• Cape Winelands/Overberg – 14 October at the Boland Park Stadium, Worcester
• Metro – 4 November at UWC
Sport is a unifier and connector of people. Let us continue to participate in sport and motivate one another to achieve greatness through sport, BETTER TOGETHER.