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Canal Walk Space Station VIP Launch

So yesterday I attended the  Canal Walk Space Station VIP Launch with my team. It’s been a while since I’ve attended any events (OK maybe I’m lying) – it’s been a while since I’ve TALKED about the events that I attend. Not so “bloggerish” of me right? Look I know. To be honest, I haven’t been much of a blogger lately because I’ve been caught up in so many things. But not to fret – because I’m back on your news-feed with a vengeance!

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I’ve had a pretty exciting start to my festive season, thanks to the PR work that I do with my team. We basically kicked off #KeDezembaBoss with the Cape Town International Jazz Festival Press Conference. Then the Festive Lights Switch-On happened – of which if you follow me on my social media, you may have seen. But I’ll tell you guys all about that later on. Right now it’s all about the new Space Station that launched yesterday in Canal Walk. And boy-oh-boy, was that an experience!

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Canal Walk usually does these sort of things every festive season for families to enjoy. Not sure how long they started, but if you remember quite clearly, last year they had that cool Ice Age themed – Ice Adventure going on. But because of the serious drought problem we’re facing, this year’s theme had to be a little different.

The space station – which apparently was specifically designed for Canal Walk – is cleverly placed right in the heart of Canal Walk, their food court, which you cannot miss. KFM‘s Carl Wastie, whom I had the pleasure of meeting, was the host for the evening and he handled the whole show like the pro that he is! Our media friends and partners came out in numbers along with their families.

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KFM presenter Carl Wastie was the host of the evening. Image by: iPhoneSA

The agenda for the day was to basically have all the Cape-based media, including bloggers, to experience the fun for themselves and their families. Then let the whole of Cape Town know! My favourite part was when  a few media and celebrities were invited to take part in the virtual game reality challenge, where the winner walked off with an incredible R10 000 for the charity of their choice!

Carl Wastie and all the celebrity and media contestants. Image by: iPHOTOSA

This awesome game was led by Nyota Parker, winner of the Festive Lights Switch-On #MusicChallenge, run by the City of Cape Town on Indi.com; as an initiative to try and support local musicians in their careers. Nyota also walked away with a R10 000 grand prize and got the chance to perform alongside the likes of Paxton, the new SA Idol 2017,  at the Festive Lights Switch-On concert that took place this past Sunday.

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Nyota Parker with Carl Wastie, the first celebrity contestant to take part in the competition to win R10 000 for the charity of her choice. Image by: iPhoneSA

Some of the celebs and media that took part in the competition were: Ian Ward, station manager at One FM; parenting and lifestyle blogger, Anthea O’Neill; SA Breaking News journalist, Oluthando Keteyi; comedian Kurt Schoonraad; and last but not least – proud Grassy Park native, comedian and winner of the challenge, Stuart Taylor! Stuart gave his R10 000 prize to the charity of his choice.

In a nutshell, the Space Station looks great! It made me feel like a kid again and Canal Walk really went all out to give families a great time this festive season. Personally, I enjoyed the virtual game and the food was awesome! But there is plenty of activities to enjoy and I would definitely suggest this to all families looking to have a great time this festive season.

The Space Station will be open from: 

7 December – 14 January | closed on 25 December

10am – 9pm | 45 minute sessions start every hour on the hour
Tickets from R40

You can book your tickets here. Or you can just visit the site for more information.

PS: If you’re viewing this on your mobile phone, switch to Desktop version for the best view. #thankmelater

See you next time! x


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