1700 Municipal staff dressed in their departmental colours, last Friday attended the annual Mayoral Sport and Wellness Day to have fun and participate in sports and games.
Executive Mayor Naik who initiated the day, encouraged staff to enjoy their day to the fullest. “This is council’s way to say ‘thank you’ for the very hard work under tough circumstances. This is your day!”
While it was mostly meant to be fun, someone was in fact taking score and the Civil Engineering Directorate was the clear overall winner. Electrotechnical Services came second, with Corporate Services winning third place. Corporate Services won the potjiekos competition, while Financial Services with their co-ordinated effort won the cheerleading challenge.
The teams and individuals took part in the a 5km Big Walk, Zumba, drafts, dominoes, egg and spoon, 50m sprint, touch rugby, three-legged race, mini-football, netball, bag races, tug-of-war, cheerleading, spiritual dancing and potjiekos. The organising committee would like to make a special mention of Angie Coleman, a local gym instructor, who leads the annual Zumba session free of charge and with love every year. Executive Mayor Naik thanked the George community for their patience and understanding during this time.
Mayor Melvin Naik congratulates Financial Services for winning the cheerleading category.