Zonta Charity Dinner W/ Joe Bennett

Zonta Charity Dinner w Joe Bennett Rydges Hotel Christchurch Cnr Oxford Tce and Worcester St Christchurch

Join Zonta Club of Christchurch-Canterbury Charity Auction/Dinner with multiple award winning columnist and author of 15 books, Joe Bennett.
An evening of fun, festive
and fundraising. Great line up of auction item packages donated by leading Canterbury businesses. Proceeds to ARAS (Adult Reading Assistance Scheme).
Zonta Club of Christchurch- Canterbury invites you to an evening of fun, festive and fundraising at Rydges Hotel Christchurch on Wednesday 12 November.
The Club is delighted to have the multiple award winning columnist and author of 15 books, Joe Bennett as their guest speaker.
Voted three times as the columnist of the year at the Qantas Media Awards, Joe is a well-known and contentious columnist and commentator. His books include – the latest, Where Under pants Come From’, after tracing tracing a pair of underpants bought at The Warehouse back to their source.
Joe has also written an on-going annual series of books which collect the best of each year’s columns. They all pursued a doggy theme – Doggone and Give a Dog a Bone being typical titles.
English by birth, has taught English in Spain, France, Canada and, from 1987, New Zealand, he now live in Lyttelton with a pup and few chooks.
Proceeds to ARAS (Adult Reading Assistance Scheme).
ARAS is an organisation of 300 – 400 students and tutors. ARAS provides one-to-one tuition with reading, writing, spelling, numeracy and basic computer skills. ARAS also helps adults with their individual needs(e.g. Driver’s Licence, CV and more). Please contact ARAS if you think you may need help.
ARAS has a long history with adult literacy. ARAS has been providing voluntary tutoring services for 27 years and workplace services for 13, all in Christchurch and the North Canterbury region.
Auction Items include: 1. Accommodation and breakfast for two at Rydges Christchurch 2. Jewellery by Christchurch’s renowned jeweller, Donnell Jewellery 3. A basket full of fragrances and goodies for him and her by Life Pharmacy, Riccarton – $800.00 4. The ultimate travel experience – Jet Thrills’ Braded Blast for two on Waimakariri River, a Christchurch Wildlife Cruise by Black Harbour Cruise for 2 adults and 2 children, and a chauffeur driven Crown Limousines’ Rolls Royce experience for 4. 5. A day of pamper: Champ Elysees invite you to relax surroundings of our inner city sanctuary where our dedicated team of therapists will treat you to an experience of pure relaxation. A peaceful soak in the Hydrotherapy Tub, followed by a glorious Full Body Massage designed to increase energy, improve circulation, reduce stress and take you to a new level of relaxation. Finally indulge the senses with a Face Print Facial Treatment designed to leave your skin looking and feeling fresh and revitalised. (Allow 3 hours).Your hair styled by award winning Ginger Meggs and Wardrobe advisory service by Chrissie Russell 6. Terrace Downs & Crown Limousines Experience: A return chauffeur driven celebrity status Crown Limousine to and from Terrace Downs. Enjoy Terrace Downs Discovery Package with One nights accommodation in a deluxe Villa Suite (double or twin share) and full cooked breakfast: Your choice of one option from the following: Three Course Dinner in Avoca Fine Dining Restaurant One hour Horse Safari (Minimum 2 pax per booking) One round of Golf (18 Holes) including a Golf Cart 40 minute Shiatsu Massage 30 minute Jet Boat Safari on Rakaia Gorge
Auctioneer Extraordinaire: Craig Prier of Ray White Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd.

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