We Are White River is determined to get folks out and about being the best community they can be. Yes, that can involve a little trip outside the usual rut and comfort zones we huddle in but we can promise, hand on hearts, that as we enter our third year of business we’re beginning to ride a wave of public enthusiasm.
We Are…awfully proud of our little town and how each month interesting people, events, goings-on and big hearts are discovered and unwrapped. Here’s our breakdown of White River, when it’s your go again read on and be enlightened!
Rudolph was a Johnny-come-lately to the hardworking transport team. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen were first named in Clement Moore’s 1823 poem, A Visit from Saint Nicholas (better known today as The Night Before Christmas).
In our positive way we hoped to bring a bit of light and fun to help the town finish off the year – and we were de-“Lighted” by the turnout. Well done White River!
Wow! This is my 15th blog for We Are White River – has it really been that long? As 2016 draws to a close, our town experiences the extremes of behaviour.
On the 7th October 2016 the Community Scheme Ombud Service Act 2011 (Act 9 of 2011) came into force. The Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) was established in terms of this act with the aim of providing an alternative, impartial and transparent service for the resolution of unresolved disputes in community schemes and to ensure their good governance.
Community and connection are two of my strongest values and living in White River, I am lucky enough to get to fulfil these almost on a daily basis.
The school is dual medium facility with classes offered in both Afrikaans and English. Healthy, active bodies are important foundations for inquisitive adolescent minds and to that end Rob Ferreira has 14 different sporting codes, so every one of the almost 800 student will find an activity to his or her liking.
Communities thrive on doing things together and doing things for each other – it’s as simple and as obvious as that. The more we do for each other and with each other, the more robust we will be as a group. This includes ‘making the circle bigger’ to include the larger community outside our gates and on the hill beyond our town.
South Africa is a beautiful country bursting with possibilities. I would like to think of myself as a proud nationalist, without the negative connotations.