Newsletter 27 February 2020

Hi everyone,

This year has started off well. We had some extra people come along to Coffee & Conversation to hear about Volunteering Canterbury on February 14. It was great to see them.

TOMORROW: Our next speaker is Averil Stevenson from Ecocentral. Ecocentral runs the Ecosort Recycling plant, which is where our recycling gets to taken to from our yellow wheelie bins. Come along and find out more at 10.30am at the Redcliffs Uniting Church on Augusta Street.

We continue to put together a calendar of guests for Coffee & Conversation. If you have something fascinating to talk about, let me know.

Upcoming guests:
Friday 28 February:         Averil Stevenson, Ecocentral
Friday 17 April:                 Hon. Ruth Dyson, MP
Friday 15 May:                  Deborah Rhode: Mongolian history and culture.

 Loopy Tunes
Our preschool music sessions began again on Tuesday 11 February. We’re still looking for a volunteer to assist with the Sumner session, particularly the morning tea and clean up afterwards.

Sumner: 9.30 am, Puoro-raki, Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre.
Redcliffs, 10.30am, Redcliffs Uniting Church hall, 4 Augusta Street.
Each session costs $2 per child and is followed by morning tea and a playtime.

Happy Hour
Our second Happy Hour of the year will be held on Friday 6 March from 4-6pm at the Redcliffs Uniting Church hall. At 4 Augusta Street. It’s a BBQ again. Refreshments are provided. The last three sessions have been great fun.

Learning Exchange

Are you interested in putting forward your thoughts about community education in our area? Then this is for you. Head over to and learn more about our Learning Exchange and fill out the survey.

Last Chance!

Our Logo Competition ends on Friday 6 March. Get your entries in now!
See for details.

From our local Lions Club: Having a clear-out? Items too good to throw away? Why not donate them to a good cause? Give us a call and our volunteers will arrange collection.
Rosemary 0272792747 Dave 0274332443
Peter 021646644 Bernie 02041336921
Proceeds to Diabetes Christchurch charity.
Ferrymead Lions Club Garage Sale  2nd May
Mt Pleasant Community Centre

Warm regards,
Eddie Hayes

Community Development Team Leader
Sumner Bays Union Trust