New Zealand High Commission Ottawa, Canada

ANZAC Day, 25 April 2011

The New Zealand High Commission and Australian High Commission, in partnership with the Canadian War Museum, are hosting a memorial ceremony to mark the 96th anniversary of ANZAC Day.

The ceremony follows the lines of a traditional remembrance service in the presence of senior Government of Canada officials and representatives, the Ottawa diplomatic and military community and members of the public. The service will be followed by a gunfire breakfast in the Museum's cafeteria.

Who: New Zealand High Commission, Australian High Commission, Canadian Government Officials and Representatives, Canadian War Museum, Canadian Military Personnel, Dignitaries and the Canadian public.

When: Ceremony starts at 8:00 a.m. sharp on Monday, 25 April 2011.

Where: The Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa. Pay parking is available in the Museum’s underground car park.

Contact: For any enquiries please contact Mr. Don Calder at the New Zealand High Commission:
(613) 940-4911 or .

Background:

ANZAC Day - April 25 - is New Zealand and Australia's most important national day of commemoration. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces on 25 April 1915, during the First World War, with the landing at Gallipoli, Turkey. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they soon took in that name endures to this day.

ANZAC events across Canada

Details of this year’s ANZAC Day services across Canada are listed below.

Toronto, Ontario
 

Date: 25th April 2011
Time: 11am
Location: Cenotaph in front of Old City Hall, Queen St. W. and Bay St.
Details: The Consulates of Australia, New Zealand and Turkey will be hosting a lunch at the TRANZAC Club (292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto), from 12pm till 2pm on Monday April 25th 2011 and reservations are required for the lunch.
Contact 416 323 4288 or email david.wall@austrade.gov.au

Vancouver, British Columbia

Date: 25 April, 2011
Time: 5pm
Location: Victory Square Park, corner of Hastings and Cambie Streets, Vancouver
Dress: Uniform/Casual.
Contact: CANZBA:
Additional information: see www.canzba.org.

Edmonton Alberta

Date: Sunday 24 April, 2011
Time: 11am
Location: Edmonton City Hall Cenotaph
Dress: Ceremonial or outdoor Church Service equivalent. Medals and ancestral medals may also be worn.
Contact: Lt Jason Pascoe ph 780 655 4984
Website: www.downunderclubedmonton.com.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Date: 25 April, 2011
Time: 6:30am
Location: Fort Massey Cemetery, cnr Barrington and Morris Streets (entry via Barrington St), at the grave of SGT Selwyn Keith Loveday (RAAF).
Details: Service followed breakfast at "Smitty's" restaurant, cnr Spring Garden and Tower Roads.
Dress: Full dress uniform with medals and ancestral medals (no swords) or outdoor church service equivalent.
Contact: LCDR Bob Dunn by e-mail: work: 902 721 1249 or cell: 902 449 0493.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date: Saturday 30 April, 2011
Time: 6pm
Location: Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin St
Details: Join us as we commemorate ANZAC Day with friends and family. The commemorative service will be followed by a potluck dinner, and members and guests are asked to bring mains, salads, veggie and rice dishes, and desserts. Part of the evening will be devoted to an auction fundraiser in support of victims of the Christchurch earthquake.

Also, expect a game of 2-up and some didgeridoo performances. And if you would like us to specifically acknowledge a family member or friend for their sacrifice during the many conflicts that have engulfed our world, past and present, let us know.
Contact: (204) 228-9959 email: .

Calgary, Alberta

Date: 25 April, 2011
Time: 7pm
Location: Cenotaph, Cnr of 12th Avenue and 4th St SW
Contact: Jason Webb Downunder Club of Calgary .

London, Ontario

Date: 25 April, 2011
Time: 5:45 am
Location: Wolseley Barracks, London Ontario Canada
Contact: twatt@armateconline.com
 

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