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Sport and art are the order of the day at the Grosvenor Recreation Centre, which will have activities for children and adults.
FOR those who love the outdoors, the Sport Expo and Family Day at the Grosvenor Recreation Centre in Mayfair is the place to be this weekend.

Sports Expo and Family Fun DayThere will be entertainment for both the young and the old, with various sporting codes on offer, including tennis, cricket, soccer, volleyball, touch rugby, boxing, karate, netball, mountain biking, cycling, swimming and indigenous games.

The fun day, on Saturday, 21 April, coincides with the handing of the recreation centre back to the community. It has been under the control of a private company for the past 19 years.

The event, endorsed by the City’s department of sport and recreation, is the first of its kind to be held in the area and teams from wards 58 and 69 will take part. Besides sports, there will be children’s rides, jumping castles and a play area.

Art with heArt Africa will also be there. “We will have an exhibition space with kiddies’ activity corner where kids will be drawing and painting pictures,” says Vivienne Aliveriotis, the artistic and creative director of Art with heArt Africa.

She says there will also be a children’s poster competition. They will be judged on recreating the Sport Expo poster. “This is great to keep our kids occupied for an hour session of creativity while Mom and Dad take in the expo.”

The art organisation provides therapeutic projects for the homeless, vulnerable children and youth. “We enrich the lives of underprivileged kids,” says Aliveriotis.

Shakiera Tayob, who is organising the event, encourages all interested individuals young and old and the community at large to attend the Sports Expo for a fun-filled day. “The day is centred on the upliftment, facilitation and support of sports in our community.”

Activities begin at 9am and run until 4pm, and entrance is free. The Grosvenor Recreation Centre is at 45 Battery Street, between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Mayfair.

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