We would like to extend an invitation to family, friends, volunteers and the local community to attend a celebration of Wilna Wilkinson’s life on Sunday, 10 August 2014, 11h00 at the beach next to Seal Point Lighthouse. The SANCCOB team will be releasing rehabilitated penguins back into the wild to honour Wilna and afterwards everyone is invited to join the team at the Cape St. Francis Resort’s Joe Fish Restaurant for light refreshments.
Wilna tragically passed away in a car accident on Tuesday, 29 July 2014. She was a beloved member of the SANCCOB team, a brilliant advocate for penguins and the ocean, and a special friend to many people she met during her travels. Wilna moved to Cape St. Francis in May 2013, and in a short amount of time she also became a much loved member of this community.
We look forward to spending time with everyone who knew her, and together remember the powerful impact she had on so many of us.
SANCCOB celebrated World Rangers Day with friends and colleagues at an event hosted by SANPARKS today where all present saluted rangers from across the world with a show of activities including the reading of the Rangers Pledge, the Roll of Honour of fallen rangers, a display with dogs by the Visitor Safety Unit, CIS dog detecting abalone, rhino horn and ivory, and the reading of a very moving poem in honour of these brave and dedicated men and women called ‘A Ranger’s Call’