Drakenstein, let us all stand together and soldier on in the fight against GBV. Let us not be silent when we have the power to stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves. Let us be the voice of those who feel trapped and forced to keep quiet.

„ - Executive Mayor, Alderman Conrad Poole

Meet Tyron Adams , our very own Boerewors King. The Wellington-born chef and businessman was recently crowned Shoprite and Checkers Boerewors Champion 2023. We caught up with him in the kitchen to find out where his passion for cooking comes from. No less than five of the Top 10 Boerewors Champion finalists were from Wellington! This month, we step into beloved actor Chris van Niekerk 's antique store. Chris, perhaps best known as Oom Francois from 7de Laan, curates a space in Wellington that harmonises the past with the present – so eclectic it could be a cross between your granny’s voorkamer and the Titanic’s swanky foyer! In this month's community spotlight, we tell the heartwarming story of Sunfield Home , a haven for adults with intellectual disabilities nestled at the foot of Wellington’s Bainskloof Pass. Join us inside as we explore how this Drakenstein gem, born from a family's dream for their daughter with Down syndrome, has grown into a community of 104 residents. Run among the vineyards this summer. The Run The Vines trail running club invites all, regardless of your fitness level, to join in the joy of running amid Drakenstein’s lush landscapes. This community recently celebrated its 9 000th Facebook member. In our regular ward committee feature, Ward 9 , led by Councillor Luvuyo Bolani , takes centre stage. Their commitment to the community, from soup kitchens to elderly care, embodies the spirit of genuine compassion and care. We hope you find this edition informative and entertaining. Please tell your friends and family to subscribe here so that we can grow the Vars family and share our news wider.

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VARS | November

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