All branches of the library at Ara Institute of Canterbury will be closed on Friday 13th November 2020 for Canterbury Anniversary Day (Show Day). We will reopen at 10am on Saturday 14th November.
Show Day will be different this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The annual Agricultural Exhibition held at the show grounds in Hillmorton has been cancelled this year.
Given that 80 000-100 000 people visit the show over its three days this was the only possible outcome. This will be only the second time in its history that the Show has been cancelled. The other time was during the Second World War when it did not take place from 1939-1944.
While the Canterbury Agricultural Show is cancelled most of us will still have a day off work & study. Show Weekend is usually fine so some sort of outdoor activity would seem to be a good alternate. Picnics, barbeques, camping, beach walks and family get togethers are all good options…
Personally I will be spending the weekend tramping in Nelson Lakes National Park.
From all of us here at Ara Library I would like to wish you a safe Canterbury Anniversary Day and we look forward to seeing you soon.