Gordon’s Bay picture frame unveiled

Gordon's Bay Lions Club members Elmarie Terblanche, Grant Jonathan, Paula Lang, Lynda Moeller Annette van Heerden, Dawn Saayman, Suzanne Herbst and Eileen Stoop.

The Gordon’s Bay Lions Club picture frame was unveiled at Gordon’s Bay beach on Saturday May 25.

The picture frame will allow locals and tourists to the Helderberg to frame their visit to Gordon’s Bay beach.

A steel picture frame has been erected along the beachfront with the aim to share the town’s beauty and views with beachgoers.

Lion Paula Lang explained that the Gordon’s Bay Lions Club has been involved in several service and legacy projects, including the direction finder near the entrance to the Steenbras water plant, which was handed over to the community in 2017.

The Gordon’s Bay Lions Club has been serving the Gordon’s Bay community since its inception in 1987.

Lion Elmarie Terblanche initiated the idea to have a frame installed, and other members latched on the idea and liked it.

Research into the frame was conducted and Ms Lang discovered that seven frames had been installed across the Cape over the years.

While the other frames mostly have Table Mountain as a backdrop, the Gordon’s Bay frame is unique in its background, as it shows off the beauty of the town. “We hope that the frame will bring lots of joy to people,” said Ms Terblanche.

The R15 000 required for the project was provided by the club, and maintenance of the frame will be done by the City of Cape Town, which together with local ward councillor, Johan Middleton, was supportive of the project from its inception.