Calendar sold for a good cause

The men and women who made the Maiden Hout Bay - 2017 calendar a reality are, front, from left , Brenda Riddell, Ellen Bijvoet, Mal Kay, Lisa Schelchlin, Kaliopi Pepe Strydom and Janet de Kroon; Back: Hadi Ertinger, Jill Trendell, Mary Ann Purdon, Sandy Lombard, Karen Prinsloo, Josie Borain and John Maarschalk.

There was much excitement at Hout Bay’s Grill Under the Milkwood restaurant for the launch of the Maiden Hout Bay – 2017 calendar on Wednesday November 16.

Money raised from sales of the calendar will be donated to the Domestic Animal Rescue Group (DARG) and a designated children’s charity.

Twelve of Ms Riddell’s closest friends, representing each month of the year, feature in the calendar alongside well-known landmarks such as the harbour, beach and fort.

Photographed by John Maarschalk with accompanying artwork by Mark Bolten, each of the women also give a brief insight on why they love Hout Bay. Included among their number is Hout Bay resident and South Africa’s first supermodel, Josie Borain.

All the women featured in the calendar attended the launch, which quickly saw locals opening their hearts – and wallets – over snacks and drinks.

The calendar, which sells for R100, is available from Sorbet – Mainstream Shopping Centre, Just Property, Remax, Wheelers Pharmacy, Sentinel Pharmacy, Velocity Gym, Bugatti restaurant, Hout Bay Spar, Oakhurst Spar, Woodcutters restaurant, Hout Bay Veterinary Hospital, Dr Effting, Darios restaurant and Penzance Veterinary.

Brenda Riddell, the brains behind the calendar, said she was delighted with the turnout at Wednesday’s launch.