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Hanmer Camp an amazing time

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The ODT Winter Camp in Hanmer Springs was an amazing time! We had a great group attend. 

There were some fantastic team challenges: the annual camp Treasure Hunt in town, the Hungry Hippos game, and the Minute to Win It evening run by the Carters! Many of our kids and youth took their bikes and challenged themselves on different bike tracks. 

We began the day on Sunday with a climb up Conical Hill -- the view was worth the sore legs! A group went to the Animal Park where they had: donkeys, deer, wallabies, llamas, and even a yak! The kids got to feed them and pat them, and try not to have their clothes eaten by the deer. 

On our last day we spent the morning at the hot pools relaxing before we began the drive back home. All in all we had an awesome time together! The relationships built during this time are lasting and so valuable. 

Thank you to everyone who came and made it such a fun time! And thank you to all of those who helped to make it happen, you’re amazing!

Older Person's Gatherings

The first Older Persons' Gathering for 2018 will be held on Wednesday, 21st March, from 1.30 pm - 3.30pm, at Riccarton Baptist Church, 80 Rattray St.

This will be a movie afternoon, showing Inside Out, a funny, thought-provoking story of young Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco.

For more information, contact Velda on 348 4350.

ODT Waipara Summer Camp 2018

Summer Camp 2018 was an amazing weekend together, bringing together families from the Riccarton community and families from Riccarton Baptist Church. And there were so many things that made it a great time. Like the enthusiastic team that made it happen, and the way everyone encouraged each other and worked together with activities, games and duties. There was an amazing effort put in each morning with the cabin competition. We had a fun camp concert around the camp fire, and we had Donna come to tell us bedtime stories every night. Well done to all who challenged themselves with the various activities, whether that be high ropes, vertical swing, archery, rafting or making the human pyramid as part of the mission challenge.

Here are some photo highlights from the weekend.


Community Fun Day 2017

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One of the most popular community events in Riccarton is on again this year.

Community Day 2017 will be held at Harrington Park, Peverel Street, on October 14 -- and you are invited!

There will be FREE BBQ, food, activities & entertainment for all ages. This year we will be running a fancy hat design competition for all ages bring your original hat design along to be judged by Maria Wright, a well-known Christchurch hat designer.

The day will run from 1pm to 4pm, so pop along and have fun.

* Pic above: Some of the crowd at the 2015 event.