The Kapiti Food FairBy Graeme Trask
10th December 2009
The Kapiti Food Festival at Kapiti campus on Saturday 5th drew a large number of people to an assortment of stalls from beer & wine, jams, different types of Asian foods and a special Thai dance performance.
Even the well known journalist Guru (top right) was spotted in cooking some Malaysian chicken kebabs on the barbeque.
But there were two things in particular that were successful on the day.
In one room there was a crowd seated at tables – they’d paid for a feast. The “Fabulous Feast” (as it was named) was no ordinary lunch. This was a lunch put on to raise funds for a special rugby team: the rugby team from Kapanui School that was formerly coached by Frank van Kampen.
Frank was killed recently on SH1 at Te Horo when he was struck from behind by a drunken motorist.
And as a tribute to Frank all proceeds will go to Kapanui School.
Outside, at the entrance to the Food Festival, was a small group from the Kapiti Food Bank.
Margaret Griffiths (secretary for the Food Bank) with some other volunteers were overwhelmed with donations of food and gold coins.
Margaret said “people were very generous”.
All in all, a highly successful day – for the Foodbank, for the Foodies, and for everyone who wanted to remember Frank Van Kampen in a fitting way.