Paul Lonsdale, Central City Business Association manager said the BLOOM spring festival is a perfect opportunity for people to explore the city.
“Central city businesses have been hit particularly hard by the disruption caused by Covid-19, but the BLOOM events are a great opportunity to support local businesses and explore what’s on in the city,” said Lonsdale.
Brian Thompson CEO Addington Raceway said this year their responsibility to create an amazing event was even more important.
“We can’t wait to share Addington Cup Week with Canterbury as part of BLOOM. We believe people need an excuse to celebrate with their friends and family – that’s what BLOOM is all about, encouraging people to come out, support local and enjoy spring and the very best of harness racing action at the IRT Trotting Cup Day,” said Thompson.
Tim Mills CEO at Riccarton Park echoed these sentiments.
“Many Kiwis are choosing Christchurch as their spring destination this year, interest in our racing at Riccarton Park has been outstanding and the wider BLOOM programme of events are a big drawcard for visitors to the region,” said Mills.