Hospice Awareness Week

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The Caroline Bay Rock and Hop

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The South Islands largest festival of its kind.

The Caroline Bay Rock and Hop is a Nostalgia festival with a 50's,60's theme. Featuring 1000 cars, caravans and motorbikes from all eras on show and cruising the South Canterbury region over the three days.

The event kicks off with a vehicles meeting at Caroline Bay to cruise together to the picturesque town of Geraldine where there is entertainment galore. They then return for the Main Streets cruise which takes the vehicles past the thousands of spectators through the main streets of Timaru, Pleasant Point then finishing with a street party in Temuka. Those that wish to continue can then join us back at Caroline Bay in the hall for a night of Art and Rock and Roll. We have the amazing "SBS Bank Wear Your Parts Awards" preview party, watch the show then Rock to band Th Art of Cheese until late.

The Saturday is the big Gala Day Show and Shine where all the vehicles are parked up for display and judging on the spectacular Caroline Bay. We have bands, The Groove and The Drama Queens will be rocking, a Best Dressed Competition, 100’s of Stalls, plenty of dancers, the SBS Bank "Wear Your Parts Awards" final , along with many other forms of entertainment . We finish the day off with the prize giving winners parade. The town then Rocks for the night with many Rock and Roll Parties including the famous "Rock Your Socks Off" party held in the bay hall, this years band is Candi and The Rockets. Tickets sell quickly so get in early or party at another great event around town.

Everyone can meet up again down at the Bay Hall in the morning for Breakfast before heading off on the final cruise which this year is going to Ashburton.

This is a Hospice South Canterbury Fundraiser, all money raised goes straight back to helping provide care for those in our region.

Vehicle entry to all cruises and the Show and Shine competition costs $35

Party tickets are for sale for different prices and only the parties arranged by Hospice are for sale on our website, however we can certainly help you get tickets to other venues.

Public Entry to the Gala Day Show and Shine is a donation to our Hospice, please be generous as its all going to a great cause.

We would love you to dress up in your best 50' 60's gear and join in the atmosphere, come along and celebrate with us.

For all the information, time tables and tickets to all events please click on the link below



SBS Bank Wear Your Parts Awards

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As part of our Caroline Bay Rock and Hop event we are proud to present the SBS Bank Wear Your Parts Awards.

For those who have a creative side and want a challenge, we have our Wear Your Parts Awards.  Create a fantasy outfit that evokes the theme of the Wear Your Parts, comprising at least one car, caravan or motorbike part. Get your thinking cap on and enter for some fantastic CASH PRIZES

Your creations will be shown off at the Friday night party so that people can see your amazing work up close. If you are not able to make it for the Friday night we can organise either a static display of your entry or even a model to show it off for you.  You then need to either model your outfit yourself or find a model to show it off at the final at the Saturday Gala Day. (We may be able to help you with this if you get stuck).

 You can enter via the link below.

 If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us on 03 687 7677

 If you would like to come along and party with us on the night you can purchase tickets.  Not only will you get to view the amazing show, you will get to vote for the outfit of your choice and then party with our band Th ART of Cheese.  Tickets are only $30 each and are on sale now, be in quick as this is a very popular event.  GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

 You can enter via the link below.


 If you would like to know more about our fantastic sponsor please just click on the SBS Bank Logo

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