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you'll find it here!
There is still time to register.
Collect registration forms or candle
bags from our Rangiora office.
If you would like to help please visit:
23 -- 24 March, 2013 • Rangiora Show Grounds
Hastings McLeod Ltd - Rangiora & Amberley
RESIDENTIAL & LIFESTYLE
222 High Street, Rangiora, Telephone 03 313 8022 & 115C Carters Road, Amberley, Telephone 03 314 9081
Celebrating Selwyn 2013
The Where and When of What is on in Selwyn
23 March---7 April
Free Guide Available Now
At Libraries and Cafés near you
10am-4pm daily except Monday - info www.quilliamsart.co.nz
Sat 9 - Sun 17 March 2013
Holland & Home Watercolour Paintings by
The Brick Mill,
Highway 1, Waikuku
Make up a team and join the
Relay for Life to raise funds
Life-changing: Relay for Life is a New Zealand-
wide event celebrating cancer survivors and
caregivers as well as remembering lost loved
The Rangiora community, along with major
sponsor Property Brokers, is proud to host
Relay For Life in 2013.
Relay For Life is the Cancer Society's
signature community activity. Often described
as a life-changing experience, it is a chance to
celebrate cancer survivors and caregivers,
remember loved ones lost to cancer and fight
a disease that affects one in three Kiwis.
The relay begins with an opening ceremony
with cancer survivors and caregivers leading
the first lap of the event. Next, team members
take to the track with most walking for
30-minute intervals, while some prefer to jog
or run. When not on the track, participants
enjoy a festive, family-friendly environment
with heaps of activities and entertainment.
At dusk, a candlelight ceremony is held. This
is a time to remember loved ones who have
been affected by cancer.
Decorated candle bags are placed around
the track and their light emits a warm glow
throughout the venue.
Team members continue to walk/jog
through the night symbolising the fact that
cancer never sleeps.
At least one team member is on the track at
all times. Quiet activities keep teams going.
In the morning, teams come together for an
inspiring closing ceremony -- a time to
celebrate accomplishments and acknowledge
the community's support and commitment.
Sign your team up today.
The event will take place on Saturday,
March 23, RangioraA&PShow Grounds
Contact Kate Shearer on: relay@canty.
cancernz.org.nz. Phone 03 307 7691.
Lake Pegasus: Dragon Boat Team Waimak Attack heads for the course to do battle.
See a mini regatta
By JEFF LILLY
Now this is something a little
Dragon boats are believed
to have originated in
southern central China more
than 2500 years ago, along
the banks of the Chang Jiang,
also known as Yangtze, which
coincides with the time the
games of ancient Greece were
being established at Olympia.
The boats are about 12.5m
long and about 1.16m at their
widest, weighing 250-300kg.
They have 10 seats for
paddlers who sit in pairs and
one for the caller
(''drummer'') in the bow.
The sweep (steerer) stands
at the stern. A standard crew
Canterbury has its own
organisation, Aoraki Dragon
Boating, and if you would like
to see this exciting sport, turn
up to Lake Pegasus on
Sunday, March 24.
Dragonboating Festival is
expecting up to 15 teams
from Australia to cross the
Tasman on March 16, so
Aoraki has added this ''mini-
regatta'' as an opportunity for
contestants to come to North
Canterbury for an afternoon/
evening of racing at Lake
Expected start time for the
first race is 6pm, finishing by
9pm. Many people may not
realise that there is a strong
link between the sport and
support for sufferers and
survivors of breast cancer.
originator, Donald Chisholm
McKenzie, a Canadian sports
medicine specialist at the
University of British
Columbia, believed that this
activity would benefit breast
cancer survivors as it
provided strenuous upper
body activity in an
aesthetically pleasing and
The idea caught on and
now there are dragon boat
groups all over the world.
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