Newsletter 23 September 2020

Kia ora everyone, 

It’s almost summery here today. After a challenging year, it’s good to see the warmer weather, and we’re at Alert Level 1. 

Happy Hour
Happy Hour is back on as of 2 October. It runs between 4-6pm and the speaker will be Mark Gibson. Mark will be talking on the topic of “Around Our City in Nine Amazing Days – our path less travelled; the 360 Christchurch Trail”. 

A big thank you in advance to Deirdre and Susan who will be looking after the refreshments for this session as Liz and I will both be away. 

Loopy Tunes
Loopy Tunes is back on Tuesday 13 October for term 4.

As the room we usually use in the Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre will be used as a polling booth that week, we are moving our Sumner session to Redcliffs as a one off. 

Both 13 October sessions will be held in the Port Hills Uniting Parish’s Church hall at 4 Augusta Street, Redcliffs. 

First session: 9.30am (replacing our regular Sumner session)
Second session: 10.30am (our usual Redcliffs session).  

There will be morning tea and a play time for the children immediately following each session. 

From October 20 onwards, our 9.30am session will return to Puoro-raki in the Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre until the end of term 4. 

Our Community Carols is coming up on Thursday 10 December 2020. I am seeking volunteers for two aspects of this event:

  1. Leading the singing. Rosemary Neave did a wonderful job last year but is unavailable this time around. If you enjoy singing and have the confidence to lead the massed singing, acting as MC and host, I would like to hear from you. 
  2. Sound. We need someone who can collect the sound system from the Sumner Hub, set it up, operate it throughout the event, and then return it to the Hub afterwards. Paul Bolger volunteered to do this for us for some years but sadly we lost him earlier this year.

If either of these roles suits you, please let me know as soon as you can. 

Did you see the article in today’s Bay Harbour News about the Bays Area Seniors’ Project? If you haven’t it’s on page 14. You can visit the digital edition here   or pick up a copy from collection points around the area. 

Also featuring in today’s Bay Harbour News is a lovely photograph on page 2 of Sumner Bays Union Trust board member Lydia MacKinnon and one of our regulars, Brian, at Redcliffs Coffee & Conversation. 

Ngā mihi,
Eddie Hayes
Community Development Team Leader