Whakaohorahi-Broad Bay - Community Events

October 20th — 29th, 2023

Broad Bay

Whakaohorahi-Broad Bay, the harbourside village on the Otago Peninsula, is holding 10 days of community events celebrating our present and our past, hosted by the Broad Bay Community Centre (Inc,)
Come one, come all... something for everyone!

Kicking off with Exhibition Opening held in Broad Bay Community Centre 21 October and running through to 29 October with open-days, evening talks, a gala day, and vintage teas, on various days, and the photo exhibits throughout.

Broad Bay Historic Photo Exhibition:
Saturday 21st October through to Sunday 29th October.
@ Broad Bay Community Centre Hall (2a Clearwater Street)
Open: Saturdays, Sundays & Labour Day 10am– 5pm,
Open: Weekdays 4pm–7pm
Entry by gold coin donation.
Books and photographs for sale.

A Little Paradise — an evening of talks on Broad Bay:
Wednesday 25 October, 7pm–9pm
@ Broad Bay Community Centre Hall (2a Clearwater Street)
Free / Koha
Talks by Neville Peat and Alan Roddick,

Vintage Afternoon Tea:
Saturday 21 & 28 October 2.30–3.30pm
Sunday 22 & 29 October, 2.30–3.30pm
@ Broad Bay Community Centre Hall (2a Clearwater Street)
$7.50 per person

Broad Bay School Open Afternoon - historic school and grounds:
Friday 27 October, 1.30pm–3pm
@ Broad Bay School, 4 Roebuck Rise, Broad Bay
Free / Koha
Polyfest performance, sausage sizzle

Fletcher House - Visit the historic Edwardian Villa:
Saturday 21 & 28 October 11am–4pm
Sunday 22 & 29 October 11am–4pm
& Labour Day open 11am–4pm
@ Fletcher House, 727 Portobello Road, Broad Bay
free entry with proof of entry to the photographic exhibition (valid during the two weekends of the exhibition).

Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church viewing:
Sunday 22 & Sunday 29 October, 11am–4pm
@ Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 721A Portobello Road, Broad Bay
Free / Koha

Broad Bay Gala Day
Sunday 22 October, 11am–3pm
@ Broad Bay Beach Reserve
Entry $2 Koha - includes a raffle ticket (with 20 + chances to win),
Free face painting, balloon twisting and spin art & crafts for the kids.

Entertainment includes: Tiny Pieces of 8, Kaikorai Metropolitan Brass Band, Choir! Choir!, The Pugs, Kapa Haka, Khamzin Belly Dancers and Images of the past - vintage parade plus special guests.
Food trucks, sausage sizzle, heritage boats, Elsie Evans historic ferry, sand castle competition, prizes and raffles galore.

Travelling to the events from town... Why not come on the bus?
The No 18 bus service from Dunedin to Portobello (via Broad Bay) runs every hour.
Or come on your bike?
The shared path lets you cycle right to the historic locations of Fletcher House, the Church, Broad Bay School, the Broad Bay Boating club, and of course the Broad Bay Community Centre!

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