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Benefit Concert for Angela Kaplan

Angela Kaplan was one of Judy Lucas’s first dancing students.  Angela has been a stalwart of the Highland Dancing Community for simply ages.  She is a person who operates mostly in the background …….. Scoring for all the Highland and Irish dancing competitions (collating Judges points and calculations for section winners), as well as providing her skills as a Treasurer for Highland and Irish Dancing in the Western Cape.

Angela is and will always be there for everyone, ensuring that everyone is looked after and continues to provide her time when others are not able to. Being the dependable type, she is always the first person to offer assistance with any type of task, even when she already has so much on her plate.

Because Angela is ill and is fighting an aggressive form of cancer, we, the Highland and Irish Dancing community of the Western Cape, have decided to put together a Benefit Concert for Angela.  This is to honor Angela, and to show her how much she means to us, and to show our appreciate for all that she has done for us over the years.  Angela is currently going for Radiation treatment as well as Chemotherapy to shrink and keep the cancer at bay for as long as they can.

Please keep Angela, and her family in your thoughts and prayers. And we HOPE to see you ALL at Angela’s Benefit Concert on Saturday the 16th June 2018

 

CTCPB Invited to Perform for the RMS St Helena’s final voyage

The CTCPB feels rather honored to be invited to perform for the RMS St Helena’s final voyage on the 24th January 2018.

The RMS St Helena is unique.

She is one of only two ocean-going vessels in the world still to carry the venerable title of Royal Mail Ship, held in the past by so many famous British passenger liners.

In addition to carrying passengers in well-fed comfort, she is a lifeline for residents on her island namesake as she carries all their goods and supplies to St Helena. From wind turbines to automotive parts; sheep, goats, and Christmas turkeys to furniture, food and paint, everything has to be carried by ship to the island. This is part of the fascination. RMS St Helena is not just a passenger vessel; it’s a working ship, plying the Atlantic Ocean, carrying goods and people nearly halfway around the world. When you sail on the RMS, you are following in the wake of the generations of travellers and explorers who crossed the world’s oceans in the leisured days before air travel. A voyage on the RMS is an unforgettable experience: a blue water voyage on a working ship to unspoilt and remote islands.

Quality, comfort and peace of mind

The Royal Mail Ship St Helena was built in 1989 specifically to supply the island of St Helena, a British Overseas Territory deep in the tropical South Atlantic. She is British registered, 6,767 gross tonnes and has berths for a maximum of 156 passengers plus 56 officers and crew.

She has modern facilities: stabilisers, air conditioning and for those who worry about being too detached from their normal humdrum existence, fax, telephone and email by satellite communication systems.

She carries a doctor and has well equipped medical facilities. Classified as A1+ at Lloyds and sailing under the British flag means that the RMS St Helena is subject to some of the most rigorous safety regulations in the world. Her repeatedly high classification in the Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships is a sure indication of the high quality of her facilities, crew and standards.

Happy New Year

Would just like to wish all our followers, friends and families a prosperous New Year, and that 2018 brings you all the love, happiness and success you deserve. Roll on 2018

RIP Philip John Marwick

It is with great sadness that we share the sad news of the passing of our most loyal band member, loving father and grandfather, Philip John Marwick.

Sincere condolences go out to Lesley Reis, Andrea Marwick, Tyrone Marwick, all the grand children and the rest of the Marwick family.

  

A great bandsman, who will be sorely missed.

  
Rest In Peace, Pops!!

Congratulation Shameega and Mogamat

We would like to congratulate Shameega and P/Sgt Mogamat Opperman on the birth of their daughter yesterday evening. A very proud moment indeed. May she bring you plenty, plenty joy and happiness.

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Congratulations Mogamat

Congratulations to Mogamat Opperman on accepting his appointment as Pipe Sgt of the Cape Town Caledonian Pipe Band. We hope you enjoy your new role in the band, and look forward to working together with you for many years to come!

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Well Done Brogan!

An exciting moment for our youngest band member, 10 year old Brogan Reis, practicing for the first time with the band.

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RIP Findlay Greenway

Today, we finally said goodbye to a truly great friend, ex Cape Field Artillery piper, Findlay Greenway. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Greenway family during this sad time.

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