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The Little Optimist Launch/ Shark Spotters fundraiser: 31 May 2017


The story of a tiny little boat with a BIG heart.

A uniquely South African story, The little Optimist is a tale that all of us can relate to. Adventure, passion, overcoming hardships through belief, accepting our differences and never ever giving up.

Authored by Greg Bertish, an inspirational seaman, champion life saver, big wave surfer and paddle boarder, multiple cardiac surgery survivor, ambassador for the Children’s Hospital Trust and National Sea Rescue Institute, and the founder of the unique Shark Spotters program.

For details of how the The Little Optimist story began, watch the clip below:

For more information on The Little Optimist, see the website



The Little Optimist Book Launch will happen at the Two Oceans Aquarium on the 31st of May 2017 from 18:00. Greg Bertish will be presenting on The Little Optimist and the early days of the Shark Spotters program.

The aim of the event is to sell The Little Optimist book (cost: R 120), which Greg will be available to sign. For each book purchased, R 35 will be donated to Shark Spotters and a second book will be donated to a child in need of some inspiration. There will be an auction of a few prizes (so come prepared) and all proceeds will be donated to the Shark Spotters program.

Tickets are R70 for adults (18 years and older) and R50 for children (4 – 17 years of age). This will include wine, a burger and skinny fries and an entry into the lucky draw. A cash bar will also be available.

To book, please contact the Two Oceans Aquarium by emailing members@aquarium.co.za or call +27(0)21 418 3823. Places are limited!



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