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Westlake necklaces popular in Switzerland

16 Sep
Priyal, Izzy and Sophia

We received some fan mail from Switzerland regarding the necklaces that are made here at Westlake. To quote from the letter: “Here are two pics of three of our Webster University Geneva students wearing your beads. They are about to become all the rage here. Please show the ladies how their wonderful work has been […]

Maryland Literacy Centre treats the ABET Group

07 Sep
Liz Barnes & members of the ABET Group: 4 Sept 2011

On Sunday 4th September members of the ABET (Adult Basic Education & Training) group were treated to a tea party organized by Maryland Literacy Centre at the St John Bosco RC Church hall in Lansdowne. It was a splendid affair with delicious sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee, and prizes for each table. A good time […]

Sergey Stevens at SA Greek-Roman Championship

07 Sep
Serjay Stevens at GR SA Championship 2011

The photo below shows Sergey Stevens at SA Greek-Roman Championship held on the 08 April 2011 in Bellville. Sergey obtained fifth position. He was the first wrestler from Westlake Community to attend the Championship and had the honour of leading the Western Province team into the Arena. He is currently the Development Trainer of Westlake […]

Elephant Ear Badges for IFAW

07 Sep
Save the Ivory project for IFAW 015

A recent amazing community project, which gave work to up to 20 women in Westlake, involved the creation of 23 000 elephant ear badges. This is to create awareness about the illegal ivory trade with the goal to eliminate it. Read more about it on the IFAW website. Learn to Earn, an NGO in Khayelitsha, […]

Launch of new Westlake Primary School

04 Sep

Westlake Primary held its grand opening ceremony on Friday August 26, 2011. The Principal of the new Primary School is Landie Diamond, with whom the Emmanuel Educare has close ties as most of the Grade R children at Emmanuel will progress to Grade 1 at Westlake Primary less than a kilometre away. Two news reports […]

Women’s Day in Westlake

26 Aug

The Westlake Women in Action, who are part of the Westlake Community Foundation, celebrated Woman’s Day on the 18th August, when 160 beautifully dressed Westlake women walked down a red carpet decorated with rose petals, into the community centre hall where they were pampered. They had their nails done and had shoulder massages. The Avon […]


29 Jul
Glenville September (Westlake community) and Dave Barnes (WUCT)

The Westlake United Church Trust Annual General Meeting Celebration was held on Monday 25 July 2011 at 6.00pm ┬áin the Westlake Community Centre Hall. Principal of the pre-school, Eleanor Lawrence was the master of ceremonies for the event, and after her opening welcome Rev David Gray led the opening prayer. This was follwed by a […]

Chronic Diseases Support Group News

27 Jul
Chronic Disease Support Group  Westlake - Tues 26 July 2011 039

36 members of the Westlake Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Support Group had a busy morning today (Tues 26 July ’11), when a visitor, Glen, came again to do breathing exercises with them in the hall. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves whilst learning new breathing techniques. Afterwards they had their sugar levels taken by Thobeka, one of […]

Cadiz Steenberg Classic cheque handover on 24 May

22 Jul

The Cadiz Foundation recently handed over a cheque for R 150 000 to WUCT. The funds were raised at the Cadiz Steenberg Classic Golf tournament. The cheque was gratefully received by Dave Barnes, Manager, and Jamie McGregor, Chairman of the Trust. This is not the first time that WUCT has been a grateful recipient – […]