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Bromley Carnival, not just a day for locals

To: Chief reporter/Council reporter

From: Michele Hider – Christchurch City Council
Communication Team


MEDIA RELEASE Monday 27 January 2003

Bromley Carnival, not just a day for locals

Wearable art, children’s stalls and a community running race are among the attractions of this year’s fourth annual Bromley Carnival at the Bromley Community Centre grounds on Saturday 15 February.

Organised by Bromley Community Residents and core funded by the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board, the Carnival has become an increasingly popular event on the district’s calendar.

“Last year there were 3,500 people and we are hoping more will come from other parts of the city this year,” Bromley Community Residents secretary Karen East says.

The Glenbyre Ladies and Men’s Trophy race for the quickest men and women in Bromley has been a regular highlight. “Everybody lines up and runs about 100 metres in a mad dash for the finish line,” Karen says. Christchurch East MP Lianne Dalziel is to present a trophy and Frontrunner voucher to this year’s winning man and woman.

Donna Buckley of Bromley Community Residents will be the Master of Ceremonies with help from Councillor David Cox and Hagley Ferrymead Community Board member Yani Johanson.

The opportunity to operate their own blanket site should appeal to young carnival goers. For $2, children will be able to sell sweets, toys, games and other children’s items from a blanket size space. The stallholders will receive a pack of balloons, lollies and other treats to help make their day enjoyable.

A wearable art parade; the Chuckles and Bromley Clown Show; the Natural Magic Crocodile Show; Line Dancing with Mary and That Dog Agility Demonstration are among the performances to feature at the carnival.

Hagley Ferrymead community board member Linda Rutland will judge the wearable arts competition and present prizes for first, second and third.

Food, plants, clothing, handcrafts and collectables are to be sold from a wide variety of stalls and there will be plenty to entertain children including a bouncy castle, a dunking machine, donkey rides and mini jeeps. The ‘Strawberry Strum Band’ is to play throughout the day.

The Carnival at the Bromley Community Centre, cnr Maces and Bromley Roads will run from 1pm until 5pm. If wet, it will be postponed until Saturday 22 February.

Media contact
Karen East, Bromley Community Residents secretary, Ph 389 5566 or 021 216 6819


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