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Pushing the Boat Out

1 November 2005 1 Page

Pushing the Boat Out

Heathcote River Day is a local favourite and it’s time to build a raft again for Saturday 26 November. The journey down the Heathcote River starts at 2.30pm from the Ensors Road bridge, with the get-in point upstream at the jetty outside the Waltham Park Pool.

Home-made rafts, canoes and all sorts of other watercraft have traditionally been involved with lots of fun for families and friends. This free community event is also great entertainment for spectators.

Event categories include family (mixed ages) and senior (youth and adults). There will be prizes for the best designed and decorated craft, fair play, loudest raft, muddiest participant and best dressed. The prize-giving and free Hellers sausage sizzle will be held after the event at the St Martins Scout Den.

Organised by local community organisations in partnership with the City Council, Heathcote River Day is funded by the Spreydon Heathcote Community Board.

Information packs are being distributed this week to local schools and the Council’s Beckenham Service Centre/South Christchurch Library.

- Registration is free and will be on the day at the get-in point outside Waltham Lido Pool. Please be there at 1.00pm to register, get your boat checked and then float downstream to the start point.

- For more information, call the Council’s customer centre on 941 8999


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