The National Remembrance Service for victims of the Christchurch terrorism attacks, to be held this Friday, will be livestreamed at the McLauchlan Family Auditorium in the ASB Theatre, 2 Hutcheson Street, Blenheim.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the National Remembrance Service will take place on Friday 29 March at 10.00 am, in Christchurch’s Hagley Park.
Mayor John Leggett says it is important Marlburians are able to participate in a nationwide event and get a further opportunity to reflect on the events in Christchurch.
“The Council has an important role to play in bringing our community together to mark what occurred, and reflect on what it means for our nation. My thanks to the ASB Theatre for hosting this event.”
The livestreaming event will see the National Remembrance Service shown on a big screen in the ASB Theatre. Entry will be free, with capacity limited to 700 people. Doors will open at 9.00 am and attendees are asked to be seated by 9.45 am.
The Mayor will make a brief welcoming speech just before the livestream commences at 9.55 am. The livestream will finish at 11.00 am.
The event is supported by the Blenheim Police, who will have a visible security presence at the event. Attendees are requested not to bring prams, suitcases, large backpacks or trolley bags.
Please note: the service will also be shown at the Marlborough District Library in Blenheim and the Picton Library and Service Centre.