Christchurch City Council confirmed today that there will be an additional commemorative event that the public can attend to mark the 1st anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake.
The ‘Service to mark the 1st anniversary of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake’ will be held at Latimer Square from 8am–8.45am on Wednesday 22 February 2012. This is a family focused event that the public are welcome to attend. Media and visitors are asked to respect the families who wish to grieve in privacy and dignity.
Later that day there will be two further public events at North Hagley Park. The Civic Memorial Service will be held from 12 noon until 1.30pm and this will be followed by the Christchurch Earthquake Awards.
Mayor Bob Parker says “While we expect most Christchurch residents wishing to attend a public commemorative event will go to the Civic Memorial Service, which is the key public event on the day, I am pleased that the Christchurch community now has another opportunity to come together to remember those lost.”
Further details regarding the format of the events will be made available in February 2012.
Terms of reference:
- Family focused event is an event primarily for families of those lost which the public can attend in a separate area and view the service on a large screen.
- A public event is for the whole community and everyone is welcome to attend.