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Council wants town painted red …. and black

24 May 2006

Council wants town painted red …. and black

Christchurch City Council wants the city to turn into a sea of red and black this Friday as a show of support for the Crusaders who take on the Hurricanes in the final of the Super 14 on Saturday night.

Throughout this week there will be several red and black celebrations taking place in the city; there will be a plane flying overhead at lunchtimes encouraging the Crusaders, there will be music in Cathedral Square (weather permitting) and on Friday and Saturday night, Christ Church Cathedral will be lit up in bright red.

“The Crusaders have given us so much enjoyment over the last 11 years and it would be fantastic if everyone could wear red and black to work on Friday as a sign of support and appreciation,” says Mayor Garry Moore.

“I also call on all business owners to encourage their staff to wear red and black and to turn their businesses red and black.”

The Christchurch City Council will be embracing Red and Black Day with all staff encouraged to wear Crusader colours to work on Friday.

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