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Christchurch Celebrates Global Extravaganza

Christchurch Celebrates Global Extravaganza 2008 in STYLE

Community Events Trust NZ proudly presents "The Bartercard Global Extravaganza 2008" on Sunday 10th February from 11.00am in Victoria Square, Christchurch.

The event is a celebration of nationalities living in Canterbury and also to proudly promote our Garden City as 'the centre of the melting pot'. It will also incorporate the first Global Fashion Extravaganza so we can all learn and appreciate the traditional fashions around the world!

From 11.00 am over fifty nations will showcase non- stop entertainment, music, fashion, food, arts & craft.

Admission is free with spot prizes throughout the day.

A global Fashion show will be officially opened from 3.00pm.The show will be hosted by Newstalk ZB talk host, Ali Jones.

Children's entertainment includes Ronald McDonald, Bouncy Castle, punting on Avon, and candy floss.

"Christchurch is a wonderful place to live and has so much to offer. This is a great way to celebrate in style. Also to raise profile and funds for the Ronald McDonald House, says Sharon Lingham- chairperson of Community Events Trust.

The purpose of the Trust will be to raise cultural awareness, support celebration of cultural diversity, encourage family participation, support development of cultural awareness, community events and develop community care and support.

Community Events Trust is overwhelmed by the support of nationalities and local businesses and warmly thanks everyone for their participation.

The Trust is also very appreciative of Radio Network's ongoing support for the event.

Ronald McDonald House South Island provides free support and accommodation to families of children with illnesses that require hospital treatment in Christchurch.

The House receives no Government funding and relies on the community for its income.

"We are thrilled to be involved in Global Extravaganza as recipient charity", said Rose Crossland, Fundraising and Communications Manager. "Ronald McDonald House South Island is all about keeping families together and being able to gather as one community in Victoria Square will emphasise that, even though we may have different cultural backgrounds, we all recognise the importance of family. Celebrating Christchurch's cultural diversity at the Global Extravaganza is going to be very special and we are looking forward to working with Sharon Lingham and her team to create a fabulous event."

Bartercard is a business which provides an opportunity for people to enhance their lives. Through their sponsorship of the Global Extravaganza and Community Events Trust they hope to make a positive impact on people in the Christchurch community.

Proceeds from the commercial stalls go to the Ronald McDonald House.

The event is an extension of the previous event, (Global Wedding Extravaganza). "Global Wedding Extravaganza TM was founded and launched by Sharon Lingham of Crown Limousines in 2006. It proved to be a huge success- attracting thousands of people.

The Christchurch Amphitheatre was transformed into a huge wedding venue where visitors and locals alike, enjoyed the colourful, non-stop global entertainment, which amplified rave reviews and accolades including our then deputy Mayor, Councilor Carole Evans.

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