News and Coming Up Soon

Hello everyone,
There’s plenty coming up over the next couple of months, so here goes…
School holidays: The Redcliffs Community Shed workshops will be open for kids and their parents/caregivers to come and do some carpentry on Tuesday 1 and Thursday 3 October. Neville will be on duty as supervisor and it should be a lot of fun. We’re open 10 am – 3 pm those days.

Craft programme – we’ve been talking about running a couple of craft mornings for kids in the second week of the school holidays, on Monday 7 and Wednesday 9 mornings. If anyone is interested in organising these, we’ve got a small amount of money to buy resources.
Meet the Candidates It’s probably your last chance to meet the community board candidates for the local body elections tomorrow:

For Sumner, Redcliffs, Mt Pleasant & Heathcote Residents Your chance to meet the Local Body Candidates COMMUNITY BOARD – Wednesday 25th September, 7.30pm Meetings will be held at Redcliffs Bowling Club, 11 James St, Redcliffs

Rockers of Ages Choir Term time Wednesdays from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm in the Sumner Bridge Club, 57 Dryden Street, Sumner. New members very welcome.
Senior Expo is happening on Friday 8 November, 12.30 – 2.30 pm at the Sumner Union Church complex. I’m still looking for a group to run the tea and coffee table – consider it a chance to raise some funds through donations for refreshments.
The Artist’s Way Julia Holden is facilitating this course on Monday evenings – $20 per session and sessions run each Monday evening until 25 November,  7 pm – 9 pm, at the Redcliffs Community Shed, 99c Main Road.
The Shed’s Men’s Night This is happening every second Wednesday evening from 7 – 9.30 pm and the next night is this Wednesday 25 September. The dinghy is looking great! Come and help build the dinghy, have a beer, play darts or table tennis, or just have a yarn.
Photography Exhibition Redcliffs resident Noeline Brokenshire and her granddaughter Isabella are holding a photographic exhibition. Its opening is this Friday 27 September 5 – 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday afternoons this weekend will be open for viewing.
If you are an artist and would like to have a display in Redcliffs Community Shed, contact Wendy on 376-6400.
From the Christchurch City Council:

Spring into Walking

Free holiday fun with the kids and a few mates or stride out on your own – The Breeze Walking Festival is on from Friday 27 September to Sunday 6 October and you are invited to choose from 30 free group walks.  Go on a hikoi from marae to marae, ride the gondola as part of the Bridle Path walk, check out the inner city and Botanic Gardens, go on a food trail, explore the wetlands or venture out to Boulder Bay and beyond.  There is plenty to choose from and we hope there is at least one walk that has your name on it!

The festival opens on Saturday 28 September at Halswell Quarry with special guest Libby from The Block, music, food stalls and a range of fun and breath taking walks.  To pick a walk or two that suits you, go to or pick up a brochure from your Library or CCC Service Centre.  Every walk you do also puts you in the draw for spot prizes.

Plus tell us about your favourite Canterbury walk at to win a Walking Festival T-shirt. The 10 best walks will be made into a funky All Right? poster that includes your contribution as part of its design.

Apologies if I have accidentally omitted something I promised to put in this newsletter!
Warm regards, Eddie Hayes Community Development Worker
Sumner Bays Union Trust (03) 376-4020 for RSS feed