TOTAL South Africa sponsors France's Bastille Day celebrations in Johannesburg
With this year's theme being Midnight in Paris, invited guests attending France's Bastille Day celebrations were in for a real treat, thanks in no small way to fuel retailer, TOTAL South Africa, the major sponsor of the festivities.
To mark France's National Day, TOTAL South Africa and a range of other French companies ensured that guests were treated to special French flair and ambience at Johannesburg Country Club, Woodmead, on the evening of Saturday, 13 July. (Bastille Day was on Sunday, 14 July).
From caricaturists roaming around to delicious French food, wine and champagne, it was a very special evening for the 750 guests who attended. Live music and a DJ also provided entertainment later in the evening.
At around 10 PM, the lucky draw took place, enabling guests to win prizes sponsored by TOTAL South Africa and other French companies.
Apart from the fun aspects of the evening, the occasion also provided an important networking opportunity and benefited two welfare organisations. All money raised from the raffle went to the French Welfare Society and Children of Dawn.
Naturally, the French national Anthem was sung and the French Consul and Ambassador welcomed guests during the formal proceedings.
"As a company with a proud French heritage and a strong mixture of French and South African ownership, we at TOTAL South Africa were honoured to be closely associated with the sponsorship of this year's Bastille Day celebrations," said Nadia Vosloo, Brand and Communications Manager at TOTAL South Africa.