*** Event Postponed Indefinitely due to Corona Virus ***
The Just Nuisance Birthday Celebrations take place this year on
Saturday 28th March 2020, 8am-3pm.
Registration: 8 – 10 am on Long Beach, Simons Town Start of walk: 10 am (Navy band will lead the walkers and dogs) to Jubilee Square
Judging and prize giving: 11:30 am (Best Dressed owner and Dog and Just Nuisance ‘look alike’)
Cutting of the birthday cake: 11 pm
Photo Booth: 11 am – 2 pm
Just Nuisance community market will be hosting the vendors showcasing food and pet related products.
The annual Just Nuisance Day has long been an institution on the Simon’s Town social calendar.
This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, with sponsors coming on board to celebrate the legendary Great Dane’s birthday. This annual event is named after Just Nuisance, the giant Great Dane with a larger than life personality and the first dog ever to be officially enrolled in the Royal Navy. This year’s event will commemorate Just Nuisance’s extraordinary spirit by featuring the annual dog walk along the streets of Simon’s Town, along with a host of exciting new family activities.
Various competitions and a lucky draw will take place.
The involvement of The Cape of Good Hope SPCA as beneficiary is perhaps the most inspiring element of this year’s Just Nuisance Day.
Established in 1872, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the founding society of the SPCA movement in South Africa and is the oldest animal welfare organisation in the country. A registered non-profit organisation (NPO 003-244) and Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 930004317), the society relies on the support of concerned individuals and corporates to continue operating.
The event will take place on the 28th of March 2020 9am to 3pm at Jubilee Square, Simon’s Town, with the start at Long Beach and is open to everyone.
More about Just Nuisance the dog
Based at the Simon’s Town naval base between 1937 and 1944, Just Nuisance was bestowed with the honours of Able Seaman. This remarkable dog was a constant presence in and around Simon’s Town, regularly boarding trains and lifting the morale of wartime sailors — even escorting inebriated sailors back to the naval base after a night out. So popular was this dog, that he was buried with full naval honours when he passed away.