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Beach Blast (22 Jan) gives children a chance

13 January 2004

Beach Blast (22 Jan) gives children a chance to try beach activities

Christchurch City Council¡¯s Beach Blast (Saturday, 22 January 2005 from 11am¨C2pm at North Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Marine Parade) is a free community event for children aged from 7¨C12 years with the aim of providing a variety of beach activities to try.

The activities include surfing, boogie boarding, beach flags, sprints and volleyball. Also featured will be a sand castle competition and lifesaving and rescue boat demonstrations by members of the surf life saving club. People can bring a picnic lunch or enjoy the free Hellers sausage sizzle.

This SummerTimes event is being run in partnership with North Beach Surf Life Saving Club and North Wai Boardriders Club, and is supported by the City Council¡¯s Burwood/Pegasus Community Board.

For more information, people should call the Council customer centre on 941 6840.

If it is wet on 22 January, the event will be held the following weekend, on Saturday 29 January from 10am¨C1pm. Any postponement notice will be carried on Newstalk ZB or 91ZM.

¡ñ Reporters wanting more information or to talk about photography, please call Jacqui Leask, CCC Community Recreation Adviser on 941 5333 or send her an email -- jacqui.leask@ccc.govt.nz

¡ñ More information about SummerTimes -- the Christchurch City Council¡¯s free festival of outdoor entertainment ¨C is on the web at www.summertimes.co.nz

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