A group for people with breathing difficulties and their supporters. Meets every Tuesday morning from 10:30 am - 11:30 am at the Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre. Each session includes a half hour of gentle exercise followed by refreshments and discussion. The group also welcomes anyone who is interested in doing light exercise regularly and enjoys meeting new people.
Location: Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre
Phone: 021 313 903
Bishopdale Badminton Club
Fun social badminton for men and women. The club meets Tuesdays at 1:00 - 3:00pm.
Location: Bishopdale YMCA Recreation Centre, 13A Bishopdale Court
Phone: Jackie on 03 343 4645 or 022 072 1656
The Ramblers meet every Wednesday to enjoy the outdoors and each other’s company for a 4 or 5 hour walk with stops for morning tea and lunch. Flat walks usually around the city streets, parks and coastline, but also outlying towns.
Location: Bishopdale Mall
Phone: Call Jonathan on 03 356 1819 for more information.
Bishopdale Tennis Club
A small friendly club offering tennis at all levels for adults and children all year round. It offers social tennis and for the more serious players club tournaments and interclub.
Location: 35 Leacroft Street
Phone: 021 038 5360
Bishopdale Tramping Club
The club organises day tramps on Wednesdays over a wide range of tracks on public reserves, regional parks, forests and private farmland throughout Christchurch, Mid and North Canterbury. Each trip leaves the car park at Bishopdale at 8:30 am (or occasionally at 8:00 am) and returns by about 5 pm.
Location: Bishopdale Mall Carpark
Phone: 021 232 5324
Bishopdale YMCA Sit & Be Fit
Fun and easy sitting exercise class where everyone is welcome. $5 per class with tea and coffee included.
Location: Bishopdale YMCA, 13A Bishopdale Court, Bishopdale Mall
Phone: 03 372 5100
Chans Martial Arts - Papanui
Teaches Kung Fu and Tai Chi on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
Enjoy injury free and technical training that is suitable for all ages and abilities. Train in a safe, controlled, stress free environment. Learn from experienced instructors in an organisation that believes in classic values, loyalty and honour. Tai Chi Chuan is practiced for health and self-defense.
Location: New Apostolic Church, 352 Wairakei Road
Phone: Nick Haslett (Kung Fu) on 027 406 0337 or Manle Chan (Tai Chi) on 021 027 59028
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Christchurch Fishing and Casting Club
The Christchurch Fishing and Casting Club was established in 1967. The aim of the club is to: "pass on to the people interested in learning the art of Casting, and to be instructed in this art and give interested persons the help and advice in all aspects of anything to further the true sport of Fishing"
The club meets at 7.30 pm on the first Wednesday of the month.
Location: Cotswold Preschool Hall, 37 Colesbury Street
Phone: 027 446 3583
Easy Chair Yoga
Take an easy yoga class with our wonderful teacher Mahadevi. No previous experience with yoga is necessary. The exercises taught are gentle and suitable for all ability levels.
Location: Bishopdale Community Hall (previously Sundbye House)
Phone: 03 359 1741
Eclipse Marching Teams
Marching for girls and adults from June through to March. Marching provides great fitness and discipline. Girls have the chance to make new friends and attend competitions. All uniforms are supplied. Fees starting from $120 for the season.
Location: Seventh Day-Adventist Church, 74 Breens Road and Breens Intermediate, 85 Breens Road
GKR Karate Bishopdale
Go-Kan-Ryu Karate (GKR) is a traditional Japanese style of karate. GKR karate is taught in a non-contact environment and promotes both character and physical development. GKR is a club for all ages and promotes self-defence, fitness, coordination, discipline, confidence and stress relief. People of all walks of life can train together and learn the art of karate in a safe, fun and encouraging environment.
Location: Isleworth School, 59A Farrington Avenue
Phone: Jessica Patterson on 021 030 8376
Marist Western Suburbs Rugby League Club
Our local Rugby League club. The club is also available as a venue for hire.
Location: 43A Leacroft Street
Phone: Bryn Thomson on 027 222 6039
The club provides a range of sport and fitness activities to its members including outdoor bowls, indoor bowls, darts, golf, fishing, leisure marching, petanque, pool, table tennis and walking.
Location: 310 Sawyers Arms Road
Phone: 03 359 9586
Pepsa Exercise is aimed at older adults and is led by Russell Graham. Pepsa Exercise consists of exercise to music - "Russell Robics" - which puts functional movements into an achievable, enjoyable format. The classes are every Monday at 6pm and cost $8 per class.
Location: Cotswold School Hall, 50 Cotswold Avenue
Phone: Russell Graham on 027 437 6417
Sakura Kan Jiu Jitsu
Jiu Jitsu is an ancient Japanese martial art, and its techniques and principles are being adopted by many other systems. Sakura Kan Jiu Jitsu offers classes for children aged 7+ and adults, self defence courses and much more.
Location: Bishopdale-Harewood Scout Den, 18 Raleigh Street
Phone: 021 0240 5515
Women's Social Walking Group
Enjoy a range of walks around the local area and stay afterwards to savour good company and a cuppa at Sundbye House. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing suitable for weather conditions. The group meets at Sundbye House every Tuesday at 9:30 am (summer) and 10:00 am (winter). $20 per year.
Location: Sundbye House, 100 Farrington Avenue
Phone: 03 359 1741
YMCA Bishopdale Recreation Centre
The recreation centre offers exercise options for adults and children including a gym, group fitness classes, gentle exercises ideal for older people, yoga and pilates. For children there are basketball, gymnastics and dance programmes.
Location: 13A Bishopdale Court, Bishopdale Mall
Phone: 03 359 8320