The year 2021 forced us to host a smaller, toned down event due to COVID-19 regulations and restrictions. We also celebrated the civil union of one of our committee members and the Pink Loerie’s 21st birthday.

We would like to thank the following people and/or companies for their continued support and belief in our brand and cause. Whether it is cash, a product, or support that you assisted us with, none of this would have been possible without your help. I do apologize in advance if, for some reason, I missed a person or company. In that case, thank you!

In Association with Partner: AD’s Steamroom, Pub & Dancefloor: Mia, Irene, Adrian and staff. Thank you for reaching out to us to host the event and going more than the extra mile to make things work. You became part of our family and will forever remain dear to us.

Official and Preferred Venue and Accommodation Partner: Villa Castollini: Dirk, Sonia, Carin and staff. Thank you for always opening your doors to us and the abundance of love towards us and the LGBTQ+ community.

Official and Preferred Vehicle Partner: Mahindra South Africa.

Executive Mayor of Knysna, Councillor Ricky van Aswegen; Personal Assistant to Executive Mayor of Knysna, Kirsty Hofhuis; Visit Knysna, Colleen Durant and staff; WESGRO; South African Tourism; Department of Tourism.

Councillor Georlene Wolmarans; Elizabé Zietsman; Dawid Boverhoff; Kosie Smit; Betty Bangles; Riri Rouge; ETC Zone Centurion, Christo de Beer; Smart Guy, Anne Marie Schutte; AH Productions, Hermann Winter-Greyling; Rudi du Toit Photography, Rudi du Toit; Ecozest, DP Ferreira and Hannes Stander; Bidfood, Louise Carter; Pride of Africa, Kaye Ally and Nolene du Preez; Jaco Bothma Photography, Jaco Bothma; FDK Styling, Francois de Klerk; Hollywood Costumes, Heidi Couture, The Hollywood Studio, Stoom Pomp and The Vibe Studio by Heidi Bothma Du Toit and Knysna RIB Adventure.

Accommodation Sponsors: Villa Castollini; Rexford Manor; Plett Villas; Sugarbakers; Chez Pierre Guest House; Knysna Wayside Inn; Cinnamon Boutique Guest House and The Greens Guest House.

Media Partners: Panthera Media; Write Touch Communications; Gay Pages; and Mambaonline.com.

Prize Sponsors: Villa Castollini; Gabrielskloof Wine Estate; Barrington’s Plettenberg Bay; Bousie; The Gin Box; Deep South Distillery; Le Reve Manufacturing Jewellers; Teniqua Treetops; Fanglastic; River House Lodge (Malelane); Knysna Zipline; Table Mountain Aerial Cableway; Knysna Wayside Inn; Chez Pierre Guest House; Fernhill Guest Farm & Tented Treehouses; Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour; Hillview Self Catering Apartments; The Robertson Small Hotel; Brackenhill Craft Distillery; The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa; Blackwaters River Lodge & Mashie Golf Course; Rexford Manor; Michael Game Plan; and José Faria.

Official and preferred 2021 restaurant: Olde’s Pub and Grill Restaurant, Priscilla.

Website: Simone van der Walt.

Poster model: JF Wolmarans

Thank you to my fellow committee members, Carin de Jager, Ri-Han de Jager and Munnik Marais and our publicist, Jacques Marais, for all your hard work. I almost forgot to thank Belinda Hobson for always being there and ready to assist wherever she can. Thank you.

Lastly, I would like to thank Johann for standing by me during this event and supporting me in more ways than imaginable. Thank you for taking time off from your work to assist with a project that is not always easy, but the result is to support The Town of Knysna, its residence and surrounding areas.

In conclusion, we would like to ask you to open your hearts (and wallets) towards the Pink Loerie Foundation and donate, purchase a product or bid on an auction item at www.charityaffair.africa. It does not matter how small your contribution is, it is the thought that counts and is appreciated.

We are delighted to announce that Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival 2022 will take place from Friday 29 April to Monday 2 May 2022.

Kind regards,