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Due to popular demand, the Picnic Day has been moved to Tuesday 24th of April. Golden Oldies Lawn Bowlers will now be joining the Golden Oldies Rugby community in Hanmer Springs for a fantastic day of food, beverage and entertainment!

DAY 1 - SUN 22 APRIL
Players will arrive in Christchurch, settle into their selected Festival accommodation and enjoy their first afternoon in Christchurch. Early evening transfer to the Welcome Party. Visiting and local players, officials and supporters will meet, mix and mingle and enjoy a three-hour session of substantial finger foods, an open bar and entertainment.

DAY 2 - MON 23 APRIL
Players gather at local Lawn Bowls clubs for the first day of games. Food and beverages will be available all day and games can be followed by socialising with fellow bowlers at the various clubs. The evening will be free to enjoy the restaurants and bars in Christchurch with maybe a visit to the Casino for a pleasant dinner, entertainment and maybe a little flutter.

DAY 3 - TUE 24 APRIL
(Optional Extra) - The Picnic Day will see teams transferred to Hanmer Springs, a stunning alpine village, for an enjoyable day of superb Canterbury food and beverages. Teams will enjoy local entertainment and some interesting, fun and memorable activities. At the conclusion of a great day out in wonderful Hanmer Springs, teams will be transferred back to their accommodation and the chance to enjoy an evening at one of Christchurch's many excellent restaurants or bars including the Festival Entertainment HQ at the Christchurch Casino.

DAY 4 - WED 25 APRIL
Players gather at local Lawn Bowls clubs for the second round of games. Again food and beverages will be available all day and games. The evening will be free to enjoy the restaurants and bars in Christchurch with maybe a visit to the Casino for a pleasant meal, entertainment and maybe a little flutter.
ANZAC Day Dawn Parade and Service will take place early morning courtesy of the Christchurch Returned Services Association - More information

DAY 5 - THU 26 APRIL
Players gather at local Lawn Bowls clubs for the third round of games with arrangements the same as previous days. Food and beverages will be available all day and games can be followed by relaxation and even more friendly banter. The evening will be free to enjoy the restaurants and bars in Christchurch or another visit to the Casino for a bit of a flutter, a pleasant dinner and an enjoyable drink or two.

DAY 6 - FRI 27 APRIL
Players gather at local Lawn Bowls clubs for the final round of games with arrangements the same as previous days. Food and beverages will be available all day and games. The evening will be free to enjoy the restaurants and bars in Christchurch or another visit to the Casino for a bit of a flutter, a pleasant dinner and an enjoyable drink or two.

DAY 7 - SAT 28 APRIL
A day at leisure to relax and enjoy Christchurch, do a bit of last minute shopping, enjoy one of the many local attractions and prepare for an early evening transfer to the Finale Dinner and Awards evening. A wonderful end to the week featuring a three course served meal, an open bar for beer, wine and juices, presentation of Festival Awards and some very special entertainment. Four to five hours of fun, friendship and camaraderie at the end of a great week in a fabulous city.

DAY 8 - SUN 29 APRIL
Players and families depart or stay on a little longer to enjoy more Kiwi hospitality.

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