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Olympians to visit the Christchurch community

22 August 2012

Olympians to visit the Christchurch community

A total of 88 athletes will be at the ANZ New Zealand Olympic Team Welcome Home event being held on Friday 24 August. Of the team’s 27 medallists, 23 will be attending.

The ANZ New Zealand Olympic Team Welcome Home Event
Noon – 1.30pm
Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre (and Centennial Park)
75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon

After the ceremony, the following Olympians will depart Centennial Park for the following community engagement activities, arriving at approximately 12.50pm. Interested media can be allocated to each venue.

Merrin School, 41 Merrin Street, Avonhead
Medallist: Sarah Walker
Other team members: Tim Myers, Neil Emblen, Seamus Marten, Kevin Marr, Shane Archibold, Nathan Handley

Richmond New Zealand Trust Limited, 115 Grange Street, Hillsborough
Medallists: Nathan Cohen, Joseph Sullivan
Other team members: Shane McLeod, Michael Arms, Rebecca Scown

Anthony Wilding Retirement Village, 5 Corbett Crescent, Halswell
Medallist: Caroline Powell
Other team members: Luuka Jones, Annalie Longo, Richie Patterson, Adam Storey

Ronald McDonald House, 33 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central
Medallists: Peter Burling, Blair Tuke
Other team members: Robbie Manson, Caroline Brisbois

Christchurch Hospital – Children's Ward
Meet in the activity room by the Children’s Ward
Medallists: Aaron Gate, Westley Gough
Other team members: Fiona O'Connor, Jan Taylor

Christchurch Hospital – Women's Hospital
Meet in the reception area on the ground floor
Medallists: Jonelle Richards
Other team members: Chris Leslie, Sara Winther

Daffodil House, 91 Papanui Road, Merivale
Media are asked to be mindful of the reasons that patients are staying at Daffodil House, and Daffodil House would appreciate any publicity, as Daffodil Day falls on Friday 31 August.
Medallists: Eric Murray, Hamish Bond
Other team members: Paul Snow-Hansen

Te Kura Whakapumua (Ngai Tahu school), 45 Hassals Lane, Waltham
Medallists: Storm Uru, Peter Taylor
Other team members: Jade Uru, Louise Ayling, Jason Saunders, Clint Knox

IHC Vocational Services, 101 Mandeville Street, Riccarton
Medallists: Juliette Haig, Rebecca Sown
Other team members: Scott Creswell, Jim Turner

Olympians not attending these engagement activities will remain in Centennial Park to interact with fans. They include:

Medallists: Lisa Carrington, Mahe Drysdale, Mark Todd
Other team members: Cameron Howieson, James Musa, Jenny Bindon, Rebecca Rolls, Darryl Fitzgerald, Lauren Ellis, Jamie Neilson, Stephen Jenness, Debbie Balme, Kyle Pontifex, Melody Cooper, Hayley Palmer, Melissa Ingram, Steven Kent, Brent Newdick, Emma Twigg, Matthew Trott, Ali Shanks, Natasha Hansen, Rushlee Buchanan, Alexis Pritchard, Cameron Todd, Lauren Boyle, Logan Campbell, JP Tobin, John Storey, Sarah Gray, Sussanah Pyatt, Mike Roger, Seah Taylor.


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