Christmas Ball Saturday 2nd Dec!

The Special Events Canterbury Trust run amazing balls twice a year plus an afternoon tea dance.  The next ball is this Saturday 2nd Dec 2018 and is sold out.  Registration & tickets are essential and usually sell out well in advance so if you’d like to book tickets for the St Patrick’s Ball in March 2018 information and registration forms can be found below:

Dances & Balls Info Letter

Tea dance 2017 flyer

Balls flyer Dec 2017-March 2018

Dances & Balls registration forms July 2017 – March 2018

To check you’re on the mailing list or for other queries contact Anne McCormack, ph 3885 144, Jos de Leijer 323 8516,, or Damian Ardell 027 35 333 23,

Special Gifted Friends!

We’d love you to join us at the Special Gifted Friends lunch & church service (for folk with intellectual disabilities) this Sunday 15th October 12.15pm – 1.45pm Avonhead Baptist, 102 Avonhead Road, Christchurch.

For more info contact Damian Ardell 027 35 333 23,

Enrich Quiz Night

Our famous fundraising Quiz is back!  A great night out complete with raffles, auctions and spot prizes!

  • Monday Oct 9th 7:30pm at the Hornby Working Men’s Club.
  • Teams of 5-6
  • Tickets $15

To purchase tickets or donate raffle items contact:

  • Bob Shearing 021 320 967
  • Gabrielle Hall 027 362 0782
  • Damian Ardell 027 35 333 23

For more info download the Quiz Night Flyer 2017

New Venue for Choirs!

The Friendship Choir and Humdinger Singers are excited to be moving  to a NEW VENUE from next week 11th September 2017.  Both will now meet at the St Albans Uniting Church at 260 Knowles Street in Mairehau. They will have lots more space and it looks like a great venue.

Dance Was Too Much Fun!

Well August’s dance for folk with intellectual disabilities was so much fun one of our guests absolutely refused to go home! A huge thank you to the Special Events Canterbury Trust and all the fabulous volunteers and support staff who made today a success! And of course thanks to all our wonderful guests for being such groovy people!

The Famous Enrich Quiz Is Coming Soon!

We need your help to continue to provide chaplaincy support to people with intellectual disabilities. We’d love you to join us for a fun-filled fundraising quiz night Monday 09th October 7:30pm. Only $15 per ticket – plus the opportunity to bid in the auction on the night! Information on where to buy tickets will follow.

Brackenridge Golden Globe Event

Brakenridge Community Choice are running a Golden Globe Evening on August 25th 2017, 6:30pm-10pm, at the Silks Room, Addington Raceway.
Live Music!
Formal Dress!

Tickets are $25 per person including staff.
Final ticket sales are August 4th 2017.
Purchase from Lana and Karen at the Brackenridge Maddison office.
Contact Lana ph. 027 213 7197 or email

Download the flyer here: Brackenridge Golden Globe Evening