ECMeetUp a trip to the races
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#ECMeetUp – A trip to the races!

Bloggers based in the Eastern Cape are in for a treat on June 2nd, when we celebrate another year of blogging at the annual ECMeetUp. It’s ECMeetUp time you guys, and this time around we’d like to invite you to go and see a man about a horse. That’s right, we’re hosting the meet up at the very classy Fairview Race Course! Aaack! A trip to the races, anyone?

Why the race course, I hear you ask in shock and amazement. Well, for starters, since we will be partnering with Travelstart (yes, the actual real life Travelstart… more on that next week) we thought that “going places” is a pretty apt theme for the meet up this time around. And while I’m sure you’d much rather travel on a jet, than on a horse, we figured that having meet up on a jet would be a bit far fetched even for us. Anyways, we had a chat with the lovely Karin of Fairview Race Course and they are super-duper thrilled to host us.

I mean, we are so blessed to live in the best city in South Africa (seriously though… right?) and there are a ton of amazing venues and attractions that some of us (me, I’m talking about me) may not know about. The meet up is a great way to get us bloggers to explore and learn more about the city AND to show others just how “kwaai” we are. (Because we are very, very kwaai in my totally biased opinion)

Fairview Racecourse
For those who don’t know, yes there is an actual race course in our beloved city. And yes, it’s like, the real thing. Ella and I oohed and aahed while visiting the other day… the facilities are really posh, you guys! The horseracing track is legit and racing takes place every Friday and occasionally on week days (no entry fee… so cool). The venue also doubles as a wedding/function facility and can accommodate 300 people, with full bar and restaurant. (More about the posh ECMeetUp food over on Ella’s blog today).

The Fairview Racecourse is managed and maintained by Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Limited. The race course is more than 40 years old, but the beautifully renovated facilities and new stabling complex hides its age well. I mean, I’m not saying come to meet up wearing wide brimmed hats and fancy pants, but you might just wish you did, once you’ve stepped inside the venue and allowed the tranquility of the magnificent greenery and large glass windows to sweep you in. Photographers – get your cameras ready!

Of corse, there will be food, goodie bags, giveaways and a chance to mingle and learn (more on the guest speakers next week). We have also invited a few PR reps to join us for a while, so there is enough time to rub elbows (don’t forget the Campher cream) and swop business cards. But more than that, we’re just so flippen excited to see you guys man!

ecmeetup a trip to the racesGot your ticket?
To secure your ECMeetUp ticket, use the bank details below to purchase. If you’re unable to purchase right now, you can RSVP to Luchae (that’s me, by the way) to hold one for you. Tickets cost R150 and all monies must be paid by May 25th. There are only 70 goodie bags available you guys, so I’d say put this as a priority on your to do list, for sure!

Purchase by making payment to FNB 62712255365, and using your name and surname as reference


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