Join Mayor Phil Mauger and guests at the rededication of the Lancaster Park Memorial Gates this Armistice Day.

The Memorial Gates were built on Stevens Street in 1924 to commemorate the sacrifice of Canterbury athletes during World War I.

The gates have been refurbished after being damaged in the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes.

A series of panels showcasing the unique story of Lancaster Park will also be unveiled at the event. The ‘Arc of History’ captures a range of sporting and cultural moments from the past 130 years – from Peter Snell’s 800m record to U2 playing to a crowd of 60,000.

Special guests including members of the Victory Park Board, former New Zealand cricketers Sir Richard Hadlee and Nathan Astle, All Blacks Sam Whitelock and Aaron Mauger, and former Crusaders Coach and Canterbury Rugby player Robbie Deans, will unveil the Arc of History.

The rededication event will take place at the Memorial Gates on Stevens Street, from 12.30pm on Saturday 11 November.

Temporary road closures will be in place from 11am – 2.30pm on Saturday 11 November to allow guests to safely gather in front of the Memorial Gates. The area where the temporary road closures apply is 41 – 69 Stevens Street and from 6 Lancaster Street to Stevens Street. Please plan ahead and follow any road signage.

Parking will be available on Lismore Street and Wilsons Road North.