Living Legends, Canterbury Rugby and Department of Conservation are pleased to announce that the Christchurch Living Legends event is still all go.
Living Legends Project Manager, Devon McLean says “Our thoughts over the last month have very much been with the people of Christchurch following the devastating 22 February earthquake. We were further saddened to hear that Rugby World Cup 2011 Tournament partners had to make the difficult decision to withdraw Rugby World Cup matches set for Christchurch. Whilst this does not in any way compare to the losses that Christchurch has experienced we’re pleased to advise that the Living Legends event planned for Christchurch in September this year is still all go. Our partner DOC is working hard to repair damaged paths and bridges to the Otukaikino Reserve where our event will be held.”
Otukaikino Reserve suffered extensive damage in the September 2010 earthquake but was lucky to escape further significant damage in the recent February quake. The reserve has been closed to the public since the September earthquake but will be opening again soon and ready for the Living Legends event which is set for 3 September, a day before the anniversary of the first Christchurch earthquake.
Says Devon “Along with Canterbury Rugby Football Union and our Canterbury Rugby Legend, Tane Norton, we’re looking forward to making this event an extra-special one for the people of Christchurch.”