21 February 2017
Private Blessing Event
22 February 2017
National Dedication and Civic Memorial Service
The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial will be unveiled on 22 February 2017 to mark the sixth anniversary of the devastating earthquakes. The public event will combine the Dedication of the Memorial and the 22 February Civic Commemoration Service.
Where: Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial, between the Montreal Street Bridge and Durham Street, Central City, Christchurch
When: Wednesday 22 February 2017, 12 noon - 2pm
Who: All welcome
The event will be live streamed on the day - video link below.
The National Dedication and Civic Memorial Service at the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial is expected to attract large crowds. Road closures will be in place for the streets immediately surrounding the memorial from 10am - 2.30pm this Wednesday. These are Montreal Street, Cambridge Terrace and Oxford Terrace.
During the road closures expect delays around the Hospital Precinct, Tuam Street, Moorhouse Avenue and Madras Street. Allow plenty of time to get there and plan to be early. Consider walking, cycling or taking the bus. If driving, park remotely and walk to the event.
There are two public areas for the service, the largest area will extend between Montreal Street and the Antigua Boatsheds on Cambridge Terrace with standing area on Oxford Terrace behind the memorial wall.