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Comic Relief For Canterbury Firefighters

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Comic Relief For Canterbury Firefighters

11th Annual New Zealand Community Trust World Buskers Festival

Special Performance for Firefighters and their Families
Monday, 26 January, 2004

The New Zealand Community Trust World Buskers Festival announced today that two acts from this year’s international line-up will appear in a special performance exclusively for Canterbury firefighters and their families on Monday, 26 January, 2004.

“We’re delighted the City and the Festival have thought of our team and their families. I am sure many people will avail themselves of this opportunity,” says Transalpine Fire Region Commander, Brian Joyce.

The performance will be hosted by the Mayor, Garry Moore, and held at the Kilmore Street Fire Station. The featured acts will be Hilby, The – infectious and clever – Skinny German Juggle Boy and the Yo Yo Guy – one of the world’s most dexterous and daring yo-yoist.

“Its great to be able to give something back to the local firefighters who have more than earned a little comic relief from their battle with the dry summer we’ve all been enjoying,” says Festival Director, Jodi Wright

The Festival was founded in 1994 by Festival City Trust – a charitable trust established to foster the arts by producing high profile and accessible arts-based events.

The World Buskers Festival is core funded by the Christchurch City Council. The New Zealand Community Trust is the naming sponsor. Other sponsors include the CPIT, The Christchurch Press, Montana Wines Ltd., The Radio Network, the Loaded Hog, McCrory Thomas Travel, Coca Cola, Lion Breweries and KPMG. The festival is the recipient of grants and donations from the Lion Foundation, The Community Trust, Bendigo Valley Trust, The Canterbury Foundation, Pub Charity, Community Grants Foundation, the Southern Trust, ASIA 2000 Foundation, The US Embassy, NZJEP, Creative Communities and a variety of other in kind, contra and financial suppporters.


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