Events

Nga Puna Wai Running Track, Walk for Dementia

Walk for Dementia

Sunday 17th March 10 - 11:30am


This fun walk is a special opportunity to walk in memory or support of a loved one with dementia, plus raise funds to support Dementia Canterbury’s work in the community. Come and walk as many times as you would like around the fantastic new athletics track at Ngā Puna Wai (Augustine Drive, off Halswell Road), anytime between 10am -11.30am. Spot prizes will be awarded throughout the morning, including a prize for the best dressed team, so choose a team theme/colour and get creative! Free parking onsite. 

Please be prepared for all weather, wet or fine we will go ahead!

Adults: $16 online registration/$25 registration on the day

Children under 10: Free

Those with dementia/disability/carers who would like to pay a reduced rate: $6

Team of 6: $75 (must register online)

Children’s team of 10 members (ages 10-18): $50 (must register online)

Spectator: Any amount you wish to donate

Online registration is available until Friday 15th March at 12 noon. Please note that we are unable to refund registrations if you cannot attend but your fee with be donated to Dementia Canterbury’s work in the community.

Wheelchair, walking frame, and stroller friendly but no scooters or bikes. Open to all ages but no dogs sorry. Bring your own water – refills will be available.

Please email diane@dementiacanterbury.org.nz if you have any medical condition(s) that the event organisers need to be aware of, or you have any questions. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday 17th March!


Archibalds Drive For Good

Archibalds have just turned 100 and to celebrate they’re giving $100,000 to charities. It’s their way of saying thank you to Christchurch for supporting them for a century, and they want you to choose who should get the gold. Their team shortlisted 10 charities who do amazing things for Christchurch. Now they’re opening this to you to vote for your favourite. The charity that gets the most votes is gifted $50,000. The next two receive $25,000 each. CLICK HERE and vote for Dementia Canterbury!


Dementia Canterbury's Annual Appeal

Thanks for your support on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December! All funds raised will go towards supporting people with dementia and their families and friends in Canterbury and the West Coast.


Kell's Ride

Greg Kelly was diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia (YOD) in January 2016 at the age of 59.  He is riding a Harley Davidson the length and breadth of Australia, NZ, and the USA to raise awareness about Dementia (particularly Younger Onset Dementia). Hear him speak at the Hotel Ashburton on Friday 19th October commencing at 7:30am (breakfast at 8am). Tickets are $35. Event organised by the Lions Club of Ashburton Pakeke. To get your tickets, contact Robert Spencer on 03 308 1777, 022 360 8807, or email susanspencer@xtra.co.nz. Proceeds to Dementia Canterbury's work in Mid-Canterbury.


Typical Coaster Book Launch

Set in the rural heart of the South Island's West Coast, Typical Coaster is a story about one boy's aspirations, accomplishments, disasters, and emerging maturity. Uniquely New Zealand in character, the narrative centers on sibling dynamics, dramas, the often comical side of family life and the author's developing awareness of changes within his world. Author Phil Walsh is generously donating the proceeds of his book to Dementia Canterbury. Find out more on his website https://philwalsh.net/ and come along and hear him speak on it at one of the following locations:

Christchurch 
7.00 pm Friday 9 November in the Sydenham Room of South Library, 66 Colombo Street.

Westport 
5.30 pm Friday 16 November at the ‘Denniston Dog’ Hotel/Café, 18 Wakefield Street.

Greymouth 
10.30 am Saturday 17 November in the Grey District Library, 18 Albert Street.

Hokitika 
2 pm Saturday 17 November in the Westland Library, 20 Sewell Street.

Christchurch 
6.30 pm Wednesday 21 November, in the Spark Place room of the new Turanga Library, 60 Cathedral Square.


Get Together for Dementia

Did you know that 2 in 3 people in New Zealand will be affected by dementia at some point in their life? We know that for someone living with dementia it can be a lonely and frustrating time, not just for the person with dementia but for their carers and family as well. Get Together For Dementia is all about getting communities together across New Zealand to raise awareness about dementia and generate donations to help Dementia New Zealand support people living with dementia in our community - and their families - with free specialised services.

How it works:

  1. REGISTER - Sign up and we'll send you resources to help you make the most of your event - click here to register.
  2. PLAN - Whether it is a shared lunch or morning tea, mufti-day, trivia night or simply a cuppa, get planning and start inviting!
  3. FUNDRAISE - Set a fundraising goal for your event - whether your fundraising goal is $50 or $5,000, every bit helps! You can fundraise online or collect cash donations at your event, or both!
  4. HAVE FUN - Know that you are helping provide specialised services FREE of charge to people with dementia right across Christchurch.