The Canterbury Virtues connection was formed in 1998 when Ellen and Sheldon Ramer began working with The Virtues Project (TVP). Their meetings began at their home which they facilitated until the numbers grew. Canterbury now have a wonderful Virtues Connection that meets every 4th Sunday of the month in Christchurch at the Diamond Harbour Bowling Club on Purau Avenue just past Diamond Harbour Village. They begin with morning tea at 10am, discussion begins at 10:30 followed by a shared lunch. Someone trained in TVP takes over facilitation and sends out the notice, and others come forward for to oragnise the shared lunch. Ellen and Sheldon are really thrilled about the popularity of this gathering -- there are usually between 20-30 people attending. Visitors from overseas also synchronise their travel times with one of the meetings. Everyone and their friends, their music and their Virtues experiences are welcome.