News: 14 February 2017
The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial will be dedicated on February 22 at 12 noon, in an event combined with the annual Civic Commemoration Service to mark the sixth anniversary of the devastating earthquake.
On 22 February, The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial will be dedicated in Christchurch, in an event combined with the annual Civic Commemoration Service to mark the sixth anniversary of the devastating earthquake.
The Memorial recognises those who lost their lives, as well as the many people seriously injured, everyone impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes, and acknowledges the support Canterbury received from across New Zealand and around the world.
At this time we also want to recognise and express our appreciation to people right across New Zealand whose generosity of spirit and genuine Kiwi compassion also played an important part in helping the people of Canterbury cope and recover from the earthquakes and their aftermath. Some people sent staff to help in the cleanup, or provided support to other agencies, many hosted people displaced from Canterbury, and others found their own way to do what they could to help and make a difference.
We would therefore ask you to invite people in your organisation to take a moment to recall their role and experiences six years ago, to share in remembering, and accept thanks for all the love and support that came Canterbury’s way.
There are a number of ways that people can do this:
- Join us at the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial Dedication and Civic Commemoration Event – at 12 noon at the Memorial site
Click here for a larger version of the site map for the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial.
- Join in on the event through the livestream at the above link
- Like the Facebook page for more information on the Memorial and show your support www.facebook.com/canterburyearthquakememorial
- Share the attached Facebook tiles, perhaps as profile pics or cover images, to reflect on their memories of the Canterbury Earthquakes, and the continued support for everyone impacted by the earthquakes.
- People can also share their experiences at www.quakestories.govt.nz
Updated on 17th February 2017