The Watergate Centre Night Market started off with much anticipation on Saturday, 07 December as load shedding loomed and the weather scheduled for strong winds. Vendors, prepared for a slow, mellow night, were suddenly flooded as the events got into full swing, starting off a night full of entertainment and joy.
With the Q&I Media and Classic Man Entertainment companies ensuring that visitors were entertained throughout the evening, it was time for Mitchell’s Plain to display its talent; with a superb line-up of local young (and not so young) artists.
The event gave local artist the opportunity showcase their great talent. The evening also had motivational speaker Zaida Julius sharing positive guidelines to parents and the broader community, especially encouraging people to unite as a community and to love and protect the children at threat every day of gang violence and culture.
The Harvest Youth group from Hout Bay showed the visitors the beautiful sounds of the Marimba. The event gave the very talented dancers from the Classic Man Entertainment group the opportunity to showcase their different dance moves and to talents. Stalls were not short of anything either, with plenty of foodstuffs to go around.
The Watergate management would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the many, many sponsors and individuals that assisted in making the event possible. A very special thank you to Deafrow Audio for providing the vehicle sound off and the motor show shine and Peninsula Beverages for the stage and sound, and free refreshments and branded shading.
Thank you to the following companies for their unwavering support of the event: Q&I Media Group Pty, Positive Promotions7 Pty, Q-Rock Foundation, EduBiz Media, The Harvest Youth Project, Classic Man Entertainment, @Hers, YOH Radio, James Bhemjee, Lentegeur Neighbourhood Watch, Walker Bus Project, People’s Post, Plainsman, Die Son, Vodacom, Eppie’s Barbershop, Dick Mills (from Victory Outreach Church).
The event was not hampered by the load shedding that started at 8 pm as the party continued in full swing! The visitors enjoyed great give—away prizes, while the EduBiz team surprised all stallholders by offering each stallholder a one-year free business listing on the EduBiz App.
Ms Sinclair, Centre Manager of Watergate Centre expressed her gratitude, “We have been completely overwhelmed by the support and business relationships formed while planning the first Watergate Night Market. The event has imprinted another success story in our Watergate journey. The Watergate development remains a positive upliftment to the surrounding community and we shall continue to open opportunities for local businesses, youth development and education-focused programmes. Keep a close eye for our upcoming back to school drive in January 2020.
Thank you to all stakeholders, Watergate Centre remains committed to strengthening partnerships to support our community”