Category Archives: Family

Rehua marae brings in community


Whanau members, community workers and local musicians made for a great night when the marae hosted carol singing on the evening of December 6.

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St Albans swim club history helps fund new pool

Pauline Cotter opens Book  launch
Sales of the recently launched St Albans Swimming Club and Edgeware Pool history will go towards installing a new pool in the area, writer Val Somerville says.

She outlined how the story came to be told at the launch at the transitional community centre on November 30 before Pauline Cotter officially launched the book.

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Host families sought for AFS students

AFS Intercultural Programmes New Zealand is seeking volunteer families to host High School students from Europe, Asia, Latin America and the USA. The students are expected to become part of the family, obey family rules and undertake their share of household chores. Hosts are warm, welcoming parent or parents of any age, with or without children. If you are interested phone Lorna on 980 1225

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Community fun afternoon

Location: St Albans Uniting Parish, Cnr Knowles Street and Nancy Avenue
Time: December 6 @ 4-7pm Community Funday 2013
Description: Pick some vegetables from the community garden, have a sausage or bring a picnic and enjoy the activities on offer in this community event organised by St Albans Uniting Parish.

Liz Whitehead
Community Development Worker

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Sunbeam Kindergarten Market Day

Location: Sunbeam Kindergarten, 13 Cornwall Street
Time: November 23, 9am-1pm
Description: Raffle, sausage sizzle, stalls to fundraise

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St Albans Tennis Club Community Day

Location: 37 Dover St (near the Edgeware shops)
Time: November 9 12:00 – 4.30 pm
Description: Courts will be open to the St Albans community with sausage sizzle and lolly scramble for children and social tennis for adults. The first 90 minutes focus on children and adult tennis features from 2-4pm.

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St Albans Swimming Club AGM

Location: Shirley Intermediate School staff room
Time: October 21 at 7:00
Description: St Albans Swimming Club is holding its AGM and planning for the future.

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Walk/Run 4 Autism Awareness

Location: North Hagley Park
Time: October 20 from 10 am
Description: Autism New Zealand’s Canterbury/West Coast Branch is running its popular Walk/Run 4 Autism Awareness, a non-competitive event for all ages. Participants have a choice of distances: 2.5km, 5km or 10km. The event will be run whatever the conditions, wet or fine. Following the walk/run there is an entertainments area to check out. Further details and application forms are now available here. If you don’t want to walk, volunteers and marshalls are also needed. Please phone (03) 343 2225 or email to volunteer.

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Zumba Fridays at Potters House

Zumba Classes have begun at the Potters House at 10 Berwick Street but anyone interested in a fun way to get fit can join in anytime.
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League game for Rugby Park

Rugby Park will host its first rugby league game ever when the St Albans ground hosts the Canterbury Rugby League grand final on August 11.
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Yoga/pilates fitness class

Robyn Alderson is a non-profit, independent, community fitness instructor offering Yoga/Pilates pre-choreographed fitness classes in St Albans twice a week. The classes are held at Colleen Murray Dance studio at 520 Cranford Street from 6.30pm on Wednesdays and 8.30am on Saturdays. No experience is necessary. The casual fee is $10 per class. For further information phone Robyn 0274592553.

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Theatre club for children

Are you home-schooling your children? Does your child have a dramatic streaK? Send them to Louise Glossop’s Theatre Club at Abberley Park Hall on Thursday afternoons from 1.30-2.30pm.
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