|28 September 2001|
Thousands Expected At Shield Parade
Colombo Street will be closed between Moorhouse Avenue and Hereford Street tomorrow from 11am to noon while thousands of rugby supporters show their true colours at the Ranfurly Shield parade.
Registrations for floats continue to flow in.
Also red-and-black sheep will appear in the parade. Local businesses, rugby clubs, radio stations, and street entertainers will contribute to the fun in the lead up to the rugby challenge against Wellington at Jade Stadium, a game which could set Canterbury on the path to retaining the Log of Wood.
Good views are guaranteed all along Colombo Street and the weather looks promising.
Special-mobility parking will be available in Cathedral Square, outside the Information Centre from 6am.
The public has been urged by Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore to support the Canterbury rugby team by attending wearing red and black.
No parking will be allowed in Colombo Street between Moorhouse Avenue and Hereford Street from 6am to noon.
The parade will start at 11am at the Moorhouse Avenue overbridge and travel north to Cathedral Square. It is estimated to take 45 minutes.
Further information: Dick Tayler, president Canterbury Rugby Supporters Club: 021 715 461 or 349 5414 or Lloyd Keown: 385 8850. City Council Leisure Manager, Alistair Graham: 025 330 937 or 941 8880.