New Zealand High Commission Ottawa, Canada

Anzac Day in Canada

Each year, the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions in Ottawa join to host a commemorative Anzac Day service.

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 New Zealand and Australia and in many countries around the world.

Anzac Day events across Canada in 2013

Ottawa, Ontario
Date: Thursday 25 April 2013
Time: 8:00am
Location: Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place
Dress: Uniform/business attire
Contact: New Zealand High Commission - Mr Iain Wood (613) 940-4906;
Details: Service will be followed by a ‘gunfire breakfast’ in the Museum's cafeteria.

Toronto – ANZAC Service
Date: Thursday 25 April 2013
Time: 6:15am
Location: Canadian Forces College, 215 Yonge Blvd, Toronto
Dress: Military Uniform/Business Attire/ Smart Casual
Contact: Australian Consulate Toronto – Ms Chiara Blair (416) 323-4289;
Details: 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 with Ms Chiara Blair by emailing name, address and licence details to Failure to pre-register will not permit entry to the base.

Toronto - ANZAC Dinner and Celebration
Date: Friday 26 April 2013
Time: 6:30pm to 11:30pm
Location: Canadian Forces Armour Heights Officers' Mess, Canadian Forces College, 215 Yonge Blvd, Toronto
Dress: Military Uniform/Business Attire/Smart Casual
Cost: $60.00 per person before March 31st; $70.00 per person after March 31st
Contact: to register attendance
Details: Dinner will be served at 8:00pm with a cash bar in operation. Complimentary wine will be served with dinner.

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

St John's, Newfoundland
Date: Thursday 25 April
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Camp Pleasantville, RNFLDR Cairn. 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 overseas.
Dress: Uniform/business attire.
Details: A short commemorative service and wreath-laying hosted by First Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment. All are invited to attend.

Date: Saturday 27 April 2013
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin Street
Dress: Neat casual
Contact: Terry Roberts (204) 663-6549; 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.

Date: Thursday 25 April 2013
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Cenotaph, Corner of 12th Ave and 4th Street SW, Calgary
Dress: Neat casual
Contact: Jason Webb (403) 270-4414
Details: All in attendance are invited to the Officers' Mess at the Mewata Armoury for Appetizers provided by the Downunder Club of Calgary. A cash bar will also be operating. Children are welcome at the service and Officers' Mess. No jeans please at the Officers' Mess.

Date: Saturday 27 April, 2013
Time: 10:00am
Location: Edmonton City Hall Cenotaph (1A Sir Winston Churchill Square)
Dress: Military - Uniform with Medal. Civilian - Coat and Tie/Business (no jeans at the Officers' Mess). Ancestral medals may also be worn.
Contact: Jason Pascoe; (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.

Date: Thursday 25 April 2013
Time: 5:30pm for 6:00pm start
Location: Victory Square, corner West Hastings and Cambie Streets, Vancouver
Contact: (604) 694-6161;  
Details: This is a public event organized by the Canada, Australia & New Zealand Business Association.


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