October 02, 2009 by dyertrust

The Simonstown Penguin Festival SANCCOB Benefit Weekend held on the 25th September kicked off with a masked ball at Boulders Beach Lodge (well organized by Operations Manager Janine Genade and her team) and DICT was very excited to be there. Michelle Garforth (Wild Ltd) was MC and guests included Amelia Venter, world renowned animal communicator; Miss Earth; plus local singer Jakkie Louw who entertained everyone with his special penguin songDrie Pikkewyne. There was much competition for the best masks and ultimate winner went to a couple who had decorated their mask and snorkel with crystal. These masks were donated and auctioned off for SANCCOB. The Trust donated 50 nests toward the event and the first love shack kicked off the auction. These nests will be placed by SANParks at the Boulders penguin colony.

A great evening was definitely enjoyed by all and guests left with a copy of Enviropedia, an invaluable resource of environmental information.

The next day (26th September) saw rehabilitated penguins released at Boulders on what has been declared African Penguin Day (a SANCCOB international initiative).