Tuesday 22 February 2022 – Earthquake Commemorations

Tuesday 22 February 2022 is the eleventh anniversary of the 2011 quake. There are events to commemorate those we lost; and places where the community can come together to reflect and remember.

River of Flowers Earthquake Commemorations - Tuesday 22 February

Come and join in any of the River of Flowers sites to remember, reflect and come together. Subscribe to the Facebook event.

11th Anniversary 2022

The sites will be open from 8am to 8pm
Sites hosted by local groups between 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm.
Two minutes silence will be held at 12.51 pm

O-Tautahi /The Bricks
Barbadoes Street bridge adjoining riverbank​

Richmond
Near new Medway Bridge

Avonside
River bank opposite old Avonside Girls' High School

St Albans
Abberley Park

​​​​​Burwood/Avondale
Avondale Bridge River bank​​

New Brighton
Owles Tce River bank and pontoon

South Shore/South New Brighton
End of Estuary road on the bank

Moncks Bay
Near Yacht Club, Moncks Bay
Woolston
Woolston Radley Park

Beckenham
Beckenham Park

Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH)
Heathcote River bank opposite PMH

The inaugural River of Flowers was held on 22 February 2012 for the first anniversary of the devastating Canterbury earthquake. It was created by Michelle Whitaker under Healthy Christchurch with Evan Smith of Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON). Every anniversary the event provides communities with the opportunity to reflect and look forward to the future together. Read The River of Flowers story and find out more.

Information from the River of Flowers page on Facebook.

Flowers in the Avon beside Oi Manawa Canterbury National Earthquake Memorial
Flowers in the Avon beside Oi Manawa Canterbury National Earthquake Memorial. Flickr 2017-02-22-IMG_8692

Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial

“This year, due to the public health measures that are in place to help limit the spread of COVID-19, there will be no such public gathering. Instead it will be up to each of us to find our own way to mark the anniversary and to remember the people and places we lost,’’ Mayor Dalziel says. The Mayor will lay a wreath at the Memorial Wall at Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial on behalf of Christchurch and the names of the 185 people who lost their lives in the earthquake will be read aloud. This will be filmed and released on the Council website on 22 February." Find out more on Newsline

Oi Manawa Canterbury National Earthquake Memorial
Oi Manawa Canterbury National Earthquake Memorial. Flickr 2017-02-22-IMG_8702

CTV Memorial

The Memorial on the former CTV site on the corner of Madras and Cashel Streets opened as a space for reflection and commemoration on 22 February 2018. 115 people lost their lives in the Canterbury Television (CTV) building.

Sign at the Former CTV site
Sign at the Former CTV site. Flickr:IMG_6489

185 Chairs - Earthquake Remembrance Art Installation

Some people find this a place of contemplation and remembrance. The 185 chairs installation was created by artist Peter Majendie and is currently located at St Lukes, on the corner of Manchester and Kilmore Streets.

185 white chairs - Madras Street
185 white chairs. Flickr 2017-02-22-IMG_8626

Quake City - Tuesday 22 February

Cantabrians can mark the 11h anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake with a visit to Quake City.

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