As well as having a fun night evening, some of the proceeds wet to raise money for The Rotary Foundation to help End Polio Now. Since 1985 Rotary has led the battle against polio, and kept the pressure on as worldwide cases plummeted. Now, Rotary and its partners are close to making that dream a reality, with only two countries reporting Polio cases last year.
Colin Meurk joined us on October 14 to talk about the Christchurch 360 Trail. He spearheaded the project from the beginning and has put years into this project, an idea that is now a reality and there for everyone to enjoy.
What is the Christchurch 360 Trail?
The Christchurch 360 Trail showcases the wonderful diversity of Christchurch, featuring not just the flora and fauna but also historical, architectural, and cultural aspects of Christchurch. It is approximately 130km long, encircling the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.
A variety of Rotary Clubs have helped in many different ways to develop this wonderful way of appreciating the environment around us; Rotary New Horizons recently helped to mark out a part of the trail.
The trail is divided into stages and you can do some or … like Colin … all of the trail over a few days. Along the way you can see a range of flora and fauna and some amazing views, as well as some quirky things you would otherwise not have seen, or stopped to appreciate.