Past events in 2016

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Events in Canterbury 2016

Commonwealth Day Dinner

This was held on Monday 14th March 2016 at Rosebank Winery and Restaurant at 6pm ‘drink and meet’, with a  three course dinner at 6-30pm.
Sir Donald Charles “Don”. McKinnon ONZ, GCVO was our after dinner speaker.
Sir Donald was Commonwealth Secretary-General between 2000 and 2008.

Annual General Meeting

This was held on
Sunday, 26 June at 2.30pm
at Crockfords Bridge Club, Riccarton Road

Recipients’ Evening

This was held on Friday 4th November 2016
at the George Hotel.
With guest speaker the Hon Dennis Marshal QSO
A past Secretary-General the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, London.  Member of the New Zealand Parliament from 1984 to 1999 and served as Minister of Conservation and Lands from 1990 to 1996. He also chaired various select committees during his parliamentary career.


Christmas Dinner

This was held on:
Date: Friday  December 9th
Venue: Rosebank Winery and Restaurant
                    180 Johns Road, Harewood.
Time: 6:30 for 7:00 seated.

There will be some light musical items and
Christmas Carols lead by Heather Gladstone on accordion as well as a visit by one of Santa’s helpers.

Christmas Buffet Menu               


Canapes served platter style with pre-dinner drinks…..

– house smoked salmon & herb tartlets

– bacon & candied onion pastry pops

– mini tandoori chicken skewers

– breaded tiger prawns with aioli 


Ginger & Maple glazed champagne ham with clove syrup

Turkey roulade filled with sage & onion sausage served with pan juices

Garlic & rosemary studded leg of lamb with red wine gravy

Medley of seasonal vegetables

Minted new season potatoes with herb butter

Red cabbage slaw with lemon mayonnaise

(served with traditional condiments)


Steamed Christmas pudding with brandy butter and fresh egg custard


Summer fruit salad with citrus sorbet & rose water

Freshly brewed coffee / tea






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