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CCC - What's on this weekend?

Tuesday 29 January 2013


CCC - What's on this weekend?

Saturday 2 February
New Zealand Sandcastle Competition
New Brighton Beach, near New Brighton Pier

Prepare to be impressed – the Second New Zealand Sandcastle Competition hits the beach this weekend, with competition open to kids and families. Enjoy food stalls, vendors, bouncy castles, pony rides and more.

Sunday 3 February
Sunday Bandstand
Noon – 1.30pm
Free

Canterbury Brass will be playing at
Daffodil Lawn, Botanic Gardens

Riccarton and Scottish Society Pipe Band will be playing at
Scarborough Reserve, Sumner

Ingham Lazy Sundays: Mandy Pickering
Archery Lawn, Botanic Gardens
3pm–4.30pm
Free

Mandy's singing career was launched with her winning performance on Stars in Their Eyes. She is currently recording new material, including the recent single Anything For You. Accompanied by her talented band, Mandy will perform original and cover songs in her unique soulful style.

These events are all part of the Garden City SummerTimes festival. For more information please visit summertimes.co.nz.

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