Musicians favour young quadriplegic

The young Calvin Olivier who became a quadriplegic in March this year during a tragic car accident, will be the purpose of a benefit concert, organized by Gansbaai’s talented musical and dance artists. 

On the photo, Calvin is flanked by his friend Ruben Rutzen.

The Sunday afternoon concert will be held at 14:00 on September 25th at the White Shark, 7 Dirkie Uys Street in Gansbaai.

Appearing artists will be  pianist/composer, Marjaan van Tonder, concert pianist, Cassia Mildner, flautist, Micaela Loubser and world famous ballerina, Lynette van Wyk.

Music will include light classics from favourite movie and stage themes.

Entrance tickets will buy ‘soup and sherry’ with a cash bar available.  Ticket prices range from R100 pp for VIP seats with a table, R65 for seating in the friendship circle and R40pp for general seating and meandering.

Additional cash donations will be welcomed.  Bank detail for direct deposits: D Olivier/C Olivier, ABSA Savings Account no: 931 821 4534 – branch code: 632 005 – Reference: Your name/25-9.

The hosts for the afternoon concert will be the Veldsman family, providing guests with a beautifully renovated venue, superb atmosphere, ambience and lighting.  It is also wheel chair friendly.

Friends of the concert are Chris and Anicia Veldsman, Mornay and Charmaine Fourie, Ruan and MC Veldsman, Francois Erasmus, Waldo Strydom and Marinda van der Walt.

Artists and musicians in the Overstrand area who would like to come aboard, will be welcomed with opened arms.  Email:

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Calvin Olivier is flanked by his friend Ruben Rutzen