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Bad weather a dampener for VOC Family Day

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Inclement weather expected for Saturday 15th November has pushed VOC to postpone its first ever Family Day at Ratanga Junction theme park. To the disappointment of staff and listeners, VOC made the announcement on Wednesday, saying it had no choice but to move the event to a later date, after Ratanga’s management informed VOC’s events team that the park would have to close on Saturday. The event has been postponed to Sunday 25th January 2015.

Ratanga’s policy states that its operating times are subject to change without notice due to bad weather. Rides may be closed temporarily during electrical storms, rain or high winds. To avoid this possibility, VOC chose to postpone the event before hand in order for all ticket holders to get the fulfilment of their donation.

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A screen grab of the weather forecast for the week

VOC marketing manager Sukayna Johaardien said the decision was a hard one for the events team, given all the excitement in the build up to the event.

“In the end, we decided not to take a chance given the unpredictable weather we have seen this past week. We don’t want any children to be subjected to the rain and cold. It’s unfair for anyone that paid for a ticket to not get the full enjoyment of the Ratanga experience,” said Johaardien.

“We humbly apologise for any inconvenienced caused. We trust the public will still support us nonetheless.”

All tickets purchased thus far will still be valid and those who bought before the postponement will receive a free voucher on the day. Tickets for the new date will now be available until 15 December. The ticket price will remain R120, for rider and non-rider tickets.

Those with an adventurous side can enjoy the thrills of more than 30 attractions including 23 rides. The young ones can partake in a kiddies fancy dress party with loads of prizes up for grabs. For the elderly patrons who may be uncomfortable on the rides, there is a range of delectable food, a tea garden with live entertainment, the Cook off with VOC staff and presenters, a fleamarket and more.

The theme park can only take 5000 patrons so the public is urged to buy tickets soon. All the proceeds of the event go towards VOC’s Gaza Water Project and the VOC Bursary Fund.

For more information, contact VOC on 021 442 3500. VOC


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