Bertish Brothers Visit the Red Cross Hospital 16/12/17

"The Bertish brothers did it again. In non-traditional attire, they came crawling into the hospital with gifts, toys, books and money. They gave each child a fantastic, motivational, inspirational book-The Little Optimist, and a soft toy. Their jovial, fun-loving,...

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A Message From Film Goers At the Waimea Film Festival. 

A message from Gail Jackson in Hawaii, after attending the screening of The Little Optimist. Aloha, I saw the documentary yesterday at the Waimea Ocean Film Festival and loved it. I would like to buy it for a friend who is battling cancer. Where can I buy the DVD? Or...

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Feedback From Hawaii! @ the Waimea Ocean Festival 3/01/18

First reviews coming in from Hawaii and the Waimea Ocean Film Festival, The Little Optimist is touching hearts and inspiring people. Nice work Robert Whitehead and a big shout out to Derek Stuart for representing the Little Optimist in Hawaii. The Little Optimistic is...

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Waimea Ocean Film Festival 14/12/17

The Little Optimist at the Waimea Ocean Film Festival   "The Little Optimist follows Greg Bertish as he attempts his childhood dream—to sail an “Optimist,” an eight-foot children’s sailing dinghy, around the Cape of Storms in South Africa. A two-time, open-heart...

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Nik & Adam Rabinowitz

The Little Optimist Book review by Nik & Adam Rabinowitz ______________ The Little Optimist wanted to be a real yacht and sail on the big ocean too. His dream was to go where no optimist had gone before. This is the story of the courage we all possess to chase our...

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A Word from Jonty Rhodes 11-12-2017

" Thank you so much I got the book. Our little girl loves reading the book when we put our 3-month little boy down for the night at about 18:15, our little girl reads books and the Little Optimist is definitely one of her favourites. So thank you, we really do...

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Little Optimist screens at the Labia 08-12-2017

Little Optimist Screening at the Labia was a great success! Thank you to all those who came through to show your support! Some Film Reviews: "The Little Optimist is one of those Documentaries which for a while after you've had the opportunity to watch it- you're...

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Growing Minds Learning & Therapy Center 07/12/17

HI Greg, I wanted to send a huge thank you once again for taking the time to visit us this week.  Our children were so thrilled and I had lots of very positive feedback from the parents.  As promised, I will do what I can to encourage our parents as well as others...

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Sharing your voice 07/12/17

Hi Greg Thank you for signing the book I bought from you yesterday. I have attached a picture of Ryan with his book. Today has been his best day since he was admitted! He has had less pain and sat in the chair to eat. Your message and story rang all his bells and he...

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Springfield Junior School Talk 24/11/17

The little Optimist , Greg Bertish and Karen Slater of Sailing SA  visit Springfield Junior school. It’s all about finding and following your passion.  This week it was about introducing the kids to sailing and teaching them that little people can do big things if...

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Forres Pre Primary Awards Evening

Dear Greg,   Thank you so much for a wonderful celebration evening message. You were by far the best speaker that we have had. It is not always easy to talk to a room of children and parents and be able to keep everyone interested and entertained, but you managed...

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