THE latest shocking rhino horn poaching incident at Kariega Game Reserve once again highlights how critical it is for us to preserve our assets. Everything in our power must be done to secure the remaining precious rhino in the area. A decision was reached earlier this week at a Tourism planning meeting for the Kenton Xtreme Festival, scheduled for May 19 and 20, that all the fringe activities surrounding this event would be held in aid of Rhino Conservation.
Rob Greyling of Greenfountain Resort generously agreed to run a Tug of War event during the festival, with all proceeds to go towards the rhino, the same for Josh Alexandria of PA Jam who will run a beach party for Under 15’s on the Saturday as his contribution towards the community and rhino conservation.
Keryn van der Walt of Outdoor Focus has also come to the fore and agreed to run a kiddies’ Survivor Course on Kariega Beach on Sunday. The Survivor Course is a tried and tested team building exercise that Keryn regularly runs.
A craft market with food stalls will form part of the event, and all participation fees will go towards the rhino cause.
All are invited to mark these dates down and if athletic, to enter the dynamic eco challenges. The Spar Sunshine Coast Kenton Xtreme Triathlon (750m swim, 20km mountain bike, 4km beach run) starting at 2.30 pm on the Saturday or the less challenging Mega Build-it 50km mountain bike ride, or the Hi-Tec Security Coastal 10km beach run, or the Mega Build-it 20km mountain bike ride on Sunday.
You are also welcome to watch the Pam Golding Kenton-on-Sea beach soccer tournament on Saturday. Many other activities are planned, watch the press for more details, or contact Sunshine Coast Tourism to take part in any of the activities – our Rhinos need YOU.