New Zealand High Commission Ottawa, Canada

Anzac Day 2014

Each year, the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions join to host commemorative Anzac Day events in Canada.

Anzac Day events in Canada this year will be held in Ottawa, Toronto, London, St John’s, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Vancouver. Details of the Ottawa service are as follows. Information on the services being held in other cities is attached.

Ottawa Service

The service will be hosted by the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions in partnership with the Canadian War Museum. The ceremony will follow the lines of a traditional remembrance service, and a traditional ‘gunfire breakfast’ will take place afterwards in the Museum's cafeteria.
Who:
Australian High Commission, New Zealand High Commission, Canadian and Provincial Government officials and representatives, Canadian War Museum, current and retired military personnel, members of the diplomatic corps and dignitaries. Members of the public are also welcome.
When:
Ceremony starts at 8 am on Friday 25 April 2014
Where:
The Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place. Pay parking is available in the Museum’s underground car park.
Contact:
For any enquiries please contact Mr Dallas Frazer at the Australian High Commission:
Telephone (613) 783 7617 or

Background

Anzac Day - April 25 - is Australia and New Zealand’s most important national day of commemoration. ANZAC stands for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces on 25 April 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey. The anniversary is commemorated annually in Australia and in many countries around the world.

Anzac Day commemorations across Canada

Ottawa, Ontario
Date: Friday 25 April 2014
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place
Details: Service will be followed by a ‘gunfire’ and buffet breakfast in the Museum's cafeteria.
Dress: Uniform/business attire
Contact: Mr Dallas Frazer (613) 783 7617 or

Toronto, Ontario - Anzac Service
Date: Friday, 25 April
Time: 6:00 am
Location: Canadian Forces College, 215 Yonge Boulevard, Toronto, ON M5M 3H9
Dress: Ceremonial Military Uniform/Business Attire/Smart Casual
Contact: To register attendance, email or call +1 (416) 323-4289, at the Australian Consulate-General, Toronto
Additional information:
Attendance is open to serving military personnel and the general public, subject to pre-registration. As the service is held on a Canadian Forces base, all civilian personnel are required to pre-register their attendance through the Australian Consulate-General, Toronto, to allow entry. Failure to pre-register will not permit entry to the base. In order to pre-register, please provide your name, address and licence details to ken.lewis@austrade.gov.au or by telephone on +1 (416) 323-4289. Photo ID is required on the day.

Toronto, Ontario - Anzac Dinner
Date: Saturday, 26 April
Time: 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Location: Armour Heights Officers’ Mess, Canadian Forces College, 215 Yonge Boulevard, Toronto, ON M5M 3H9
Dress: Military Uniform/Business Attire
Contact: http://kiaoracanada.com/events/ANZAC
Cost: $75/person, $560/table of 8
Additional information: Please go to kiaoracanada.com/events/ANZAC to purchase tickets and register your attendance. Dinner will be served at 8pm with a cash bar. Complimentary wine will be served with dinner.

London, Ontario
Date: Friday 25 April
Time: 5:30am for 5:45am start
Location: Wolseley Barracks, London, Ontario
Details: Service will be followed by a buffet breakfast ($10) and a game of 'Two Up'
Dress: Coat and Tie/Business
Contact:

St John's, Newfoundland
Date: Thursday 24 April
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Pleasantville Cairn, CFS St John’s. Camp Pleasantville is historically relevant to such a service as it is where the Newfoundland Regiment’s ‘First 500’ or ‘Blue Puttees’ trained prior to deploying for Gallipoli.
Details: A short commemorative service and wreath-laying hosted by the First Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment. All are invited to attend.
Dress: CADPAT Uniform/Business Attire.
Contact: Captain Jason Clarke, Adjutant, 1RNFLDR, (709) 570-4593,

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date: Saturday 26 April
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Location: Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin Street.
Dress: Neat casual.
Contact: Peter Munn at telephone: (204) 237-1805, or via e-mail at or
Details: Make a date to commemorate Anzac Day with a memorial service, singing of our national anthems, and a delicious potluck dinner. This is always a memorable event, so come and be a part of it and the fun to follow. And don’t forget – the Bar will be open. Please bring enough food for yourselves and a bit extra for our veterans.

Calgary, Alberta
Date: Friday 25 April 2014
Time: 7:00pm start (concluding at approximately 7:30pm)
Location: Cenotaph corner of 12th Ave and 4th Street SW
Contact: Jason Webb at (403) 270-4414
Dress: Neat casual.
Details: All in attendance are invited to the Kensington Legion after the ceremony (located at 1910 Kensington Road NW) for complimentary nibblies provided by the Downunder Social Club of Calgary. A cash bar will also be operating. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend this event.

Edmonton, Alberta
Date: Saturday 26 April, 2014
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Edmonton City Hall Cenotaph (1A Sir Winston Churchill Square)
Dress: Military Uniform with Medals – Civilian Coat and Tie/Business preferred
Contact: Jason Pascoe () or 780 655 4984
Details: Seating will not be available at the service. Nearby parking is available.
Service will be followed by light refreshments at the Jefferson Armoury Officers Mess, located at 11615 109 St NW.

Vancouver, British Columbia
Date: Friday 25 April
Time: 5:30pm gathering for 6:00pm commemoration
Location: Victory Square, corner West Hastings and Cambie Streets.
Contact: i
Additional Info: This is a public event organized by the Canada, Australia & New Zealand Business Association hosted in conjunction with The New Zealand Consul General and The Australian Consul. For more information please visit http://www.canzba.org
 

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