Since Sunday May the 12th a new resident can be found on the beach platform at CaanZEE in front of Razzle Dazzle House. With a striking appearance indeed! It is the Weeping Elephant, a 5 meter high elephant. The art object is a visual art installation made by artist Jantien Mook. CaanZEE and alderman Ron de Haan have together ensured that the elephant was given a central place on the beach plateau during the summer season (mid-May - late September). "The Weeping Elephant," according to the artist, brings an ode to the wilderness and calls for a sustainable environment for humans and animals. 'The Weeping Elephant' is a sculpture (weight: 3 tons) of an African elephant of 5 meters high, made from hollowed-out beech trunks and steel that travels around the world and has been in various cities (Brussels, Ghent, Hamburg, Bremen, Amsterdam), exhibited to create awareness in a positive way. On the way, the elephant visits Castricum aan Zee. Where the elephant appears, this is a striking eye-catcher and popular photo location. The artist was able to realize her sculpture thanks in part to WWF, IFAW and Staatsbosbeheer. Want to read more about this special work of art? www.odetothewilderness.com (Jantien Mook) or watch the Weeping Elephant live during your visit to CaanZEE!
In local newspaper De Castricummer, a full-page advertisement of the Municipality of Castricum appeared on March 27 with their spearheads for 2019. Short-term parking at PaanZEE is a long-held wish that we have been drawing attention to for years. We were therefore pleased to read that one of the spearheads is "short-term parking at the beach" in order to "increase the attractiveness of the beach". We hope that short-term parking at PaanZEE is now not only under the attention of the municipality but will actually receive green light for implementation. In any case, it is clear that in addition to the municipality and PaanZEE, you as a visitor of the beach and the users of PaanZEE also think short parking is desirable. Where there is a will there is a way!
In the Netherlands, 35 people suffer from a heart attack outside the hospital every day. To be able to help properly, an AED is indispensable. According to research done by the Dutch Heart Foundation, 34% of Dutch people don’t know where to find the nearest AED in their immediate environment. The faster an AED is depoloyed in the event of a cardiac arrest, the greater the survival chances. Every second counts. All the more reason for PaanZEE to place an AED, since we welcome a lot of people every year. You can find the AED on the outside of a PaanZEE cash register. All together (ours included), there are now 12 AEDs in the Castricum area, which according to the Heart Foundation is a healthy number. Placing and facilitating an AED isn’t enough though. In the event of an emergency, it’s important someone who can offer first aid and can operate the AED is present. In that context, the PaanZEE team recently did a CPR course. Now they are able to provide the necessary help safely, with the necessary resources available, while waiting for professional help. In addition to offering you a Happy Parking experience, we at PaanZEE also stand for safety on and around the site. On that note we’re happy to have the AED on our premises to ensure both your and our safety.