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Christchurch Victory Parade route confirmed

Christchurch Victory Parade route confirmed

The route for the Emirates Team New Zealand victory parade has been confirmed as Christchurch gears up to give a warm South Island welcome to the champion sailors.

The parade on Wednesday 12 July will start at 12 noon at the corner of Colombo and Tuam Streets (next to the Bus Interchange). It will head north along Colombo Street before turning left into Hereford Street and right into Montreal Street. The parade will finish at the Christchurch Art Gallery where there will be a formal welcome and speeches. Twenty-five members of the team will be taking part in the parade which will feature other entertainment.

ChristchurchNZ chief executive Tom Hooper says a large crowd is expected for the parade and suggests people should plan to get there early.

“We’re delighted that the parade is going through the central city giving people the opportunity to share in this fantastic win for New Zealand. Given it’s the school holidays, we are expecting a large number of families to join the celebration.

“Emirates Team New Zealand’s win will certainly inspire our next generation of sailors and this is an opportunity to meet and say thanks for a job very well done.”

Further details of the event will be released over the coming days.

To keep up to date with the latest information visit www.christchurchnzparade.com

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