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Para Sport Pop Up in Christchurch

Community involvement Canterbury

Posted: 15 January 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAG9f

Paralympics New Zealand invites you and your students to be part of a new and innovative initiative! The Para Sport Pop Up is travelling around New Zealand in the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, telling the story of New Zealand’s 50-year Paralympic history, increasing awareness of Para sport and positively influencing community perceptions of disabled people.

Come and enjoy different ‘have a go’ Para sport activities including:

  • Vertical jump test challenge
  • Handcycle challenge
  • Give wheelchair basketball a go
  • Play a goccia game
  • Get a photo with Someity, Tokyo 2020 mascot
  • Blind football virtual reality experience
  • Learn more about Para sport
  • Meet with Paralympians, Para athletes or local Para sport organisations
  • Leave messages of support for the New Zealand Paralympic Team in Tokyo.

Event: Para Sport Pop Up – Christchurch 

Date/time: Friday 5 March 2021, 10am–4pm.

Location: Bridge of remembrance, Cashel Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011

Contact us to book your slot with your students. We would recommend groups of approximately 20 to ensure your students can enjoy the full experience. So you may want to bring various groups throughout the day! 

It is a great opportunity to learn about the Paralympic Games, disability, inclusion, diversity and Para sport in New Zealand. 

Events summary

Canterbury

05 March 2021 – 05 March 2021

Further information

Contact: Laure GRUFFAT

 (021) 220 6461

lgruffat@paralympics.org.nz

paralympics.org.nz/community/para-sport-pop-up/