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Canterbury Men's Centre Newsletter: November 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, mens health, services, awareness, resources, event

International Men's Day: Tuesday 19th November 2019

The Canterbury Men's Cente (CMC) invites you to come along and enjoy our low key celebration of Canterbury men and boys.

Councillor Phil Mauger and others will do a short talk about the importance of men in Canterbury. We will make the International Men's Day cards available to write in or take away. We will also have the new Blokes Book on hand to share with others. BBQ afterwards.

Date and Time: Tuesday 19th November 2019, from 2 to 4pm.
Location: CMC Office (21 Marshland Road, Shirley - directly across from The Palms).

Parking is limited so park on the road.

Find out more info on the CMC International Men's Day celebration (Facebook).

The Blokes Book 2019: 10th Edition released

We have now completed the 10th edition of The Blokes Book in Canterbury. This project came out of the earthquakes with the support of funding by the Ministry of Social Development. With this edition, 200,000 copies will have been printed and distributed during the life of this project. We also did a Chinese edition print run with 3,000 copies!

So many people have supported this project over the last 9 years and so many funders as well. Special thanks in particular to:

  • The Ministry of Social Development Earthquake Response Fund (3 print runs!);
  • The Southern Trust (1 print run);
  • Christchurch Earthquake Response Trust and Foodstuffs Community Trusts and The Freemasons (this  print run) ;
  • Partnership Health (now defunct) and Christchurch Casino Charitable (the Chinese edition);
  • the Health Promotion Agency;
  • Placemakers;
  • Versatile Garages;
  • Waitaha Health (previously RCPHO);
  • Christchurch PHO;
  • Pegasus Health; and
  • The Cancer Society.

The CDHB Community and Public Health/ Community Health Information Centre team deserve special recognition for making this project so viable by distributing the resource. And to the many many sports teams, businesses, community groups, health providers, and private individuals that have come and picked up boxes to share with others we give a special thanks.

Sue, Terri, Chucky and Karl all get a special nod as well for the many hours they put into working on this project.

These resources are available for FREE and come in a box of 150. Boxes are available from the CMC office (21 Marshland Rd., Shirley). We really want you to take as many as you think would be useful to your network, so please take as many as you think you would give out over the next year.

Email Sue Burgess at the Community and Public Health CHIC for smaller orders ( Tell her how many you would like to have as well as your address.

Lots of IMD Events This Year

The CMC is working with a range of partners to run the following International Men's Day events.

Find out about International Men's Day events (Facebook).

International Men's Day: Cards Available

We supply these cards for you to leave around the office/ your favourite cafe. We had a remarkably good response last year with some compelling stories being described.

Order some by contacting Donald Pettitt - CEO of the Canterbury Men's Centre (donald[at] or 021 025 02631). It is very possible that one of us can come to your office/event that week to support a discussion about men. Just ask.

View examples of completed International Men's Day Cards.

International Men's Day: Pizza, Cake and a Movie (Hacksaw Ridge)

The Neighbourhood Trust is putting on a free event this year for IMD.

Date: Tuesday 19th November 2019.
Time: 7 to 9.30pm.
Location: St Albans Baptist Chcurch (64 McFaddens Road, St Albans).

Loads of parking available in the carpark off Redwood Place.

Contact Don Benn for more information or to RSVP (027 956 9202 or community[at] RSVP by Monday 18th November 2019.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch