Teddy Bears Picnic Saturday 9 March
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, 1 March 2013
Family fun at Teddy Bears Picnic
Teddy Bears Picnic to be held at Harcourt Park on Saturday, 9 March.
UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 01 MAR 2013—Every bear that ever there was, will gather at Harcourt Park because, that’s the place the Teddy Bears have their picnic.
Teddy bears and their owners, young and old alike, are invited to attend Upper Hutt’s annual Teddy Bears Picnic, at Harcourt Park on Saturday 9 March.
The popular event is a fun, family day out, running from 2 – 5 pm at Harcourt Park’s Sound Shell, featuring live entertainment, music, activities and prizes.
The event is being run by Activation, an Upper Hutt City Council team dedicated to assisting the community in becoming more active, more often.
Acting Recreation Services Manager, Rachel Jury, says the event has proven popular in the past because it caters to the needs of families with young children perfectly. “We’ve come up with a range of fun activities so there is something for everyone to be involved in,” says Ms Jury. “There will also be prizes in different categories for the best teddys, for example, the biggest, and the best dressed teddys etc.”
In the weeks leading up to the picnic, Council is running a competition in the Upper Hutt Leader called ‘Where’s Ted’. Each week the Leader will feature a photo of Ted (an enormous, cuddly teddy bear) out and about in the city, and readers will be asked to guess where he is. Correct answers will go in the draw to win him, so keep an eye out for Ted in the Leader, and email email@example.com to tell us where you think he is, including your name and contact number.
Light refreshments will be available for purchase at the event, and if wet, the Teddy Bears Picnic will be held indoors at Riverstone Recreation Centre instead.
About Upper Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt City Council is the steward and custodian of Upper Hutt City, providing governance, infrastructure, and community services and resources, and promoting opportunity in the city for business, recreation, lifestyle, and leisure. Upper Hutt City is located 30 km north-east of Wellington City (41°07'34" S, 175°04'06" E) and boasts 70% of the region’s parks and reserves, along with state-of-the-art entertainment and leisure facilities.