Christchurch is slowly bringing back some life and excitement for families and with that we are bringing Canterbury’s annual major strongman competition – The Strongheld Heritage Games. Athletes both male and female will travel from around NZ to compete in this unique event that includes vintage items taking us back to our roots. This event aims to provide a competitive environment for those training; from the top of the table to new comers.
Athletes compete in 4 main events under 2x different categories fun and fierce.
The competition is run in conjunction with Ferrymead Steam Sunday which includes FREE train and tram rides. All other areas of the park are open also including the movie theater, bakery, transport museum, fire engine museum and more.
Fit Aotearoa will also be running a Kids Strongman Area which proved to be extremely popular last year; this will be located next to the Free bouncy castle supplied by Happy Hire.
The Strongheld Heritage Games is a great day for the whole family and is expected to draw in a big crowd.
Special mention to the Canterbury Railway society who have donated their time and equipment to make this event possible.
The Canterbury Railway society was formed in the 1950’s and became resident at Ferrymead in 1964
We operate over part of the formation of the former Christchurch to Ferrymead railway, the first public railway in New Zealand
We are the only Rail museum in the southern hemisphere to run steam diesel and electric trains.
We are the only preserved railway in NZ with full signalling
We have the oldest operational steam locomotive in New Zealand (F13, which is hauling the train today)
We also have the most modern locomotive currently preserved in NZ
Anyone who wants to know more can see our Facebook page or go to www.canterburyrailwaysociety.org.nz