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ANZAC Day 2019

 ANZAC Day Memorial Services in Canada in 2019

 

Each year, the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions host a commemorative ANZAC Day ceremony in Ottawa on 25th April.  

On this day, ANZAC Day events are also hosted in other cities across Canada.

ANZAC Day is New Zealand’s and Australia’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 New Zealand and Australian 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.  Additional information about ANZAC is available on the WW100 and Australian War Memorial websites.

 

OTTAWA

The service will be hosted by the New Zealand and Australian High Commissions, in partnership with the Canadian War Museum.  The ceremony will follow the lines of a traditional remembrance service followed by a reception in the main lobby.

New Zealand High Commission, Australian 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 most welcome to attend. 

Date: Thursday 25 April 2019
Time: 9:00 am
Location: LeBreton Gallery, Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place
Details: Service will be followed by a reception at the main lobby of the museum. 
Dress: Uniform/business attire
Contact: Mr Iain Wood (613)940-4906  iain.wood@mfat.govt.nz

Paid parking is available in the Museum’s underground car park. 

For any enquiries pleFor any enquiries please contact Annette Brinkman at the New Zealand High Commission: tel (613) 238-5991 ext 206 or annette.brinkman@mfat.govt.nz

 

TORONTO

Date: Thursday 25 April 2019
Time: 5:30 am
Location: Canadian Forces College, 215 Yonge Blvd. Toronto
Details: Photo ID is required for entry. 
Dress: Ceremonial military uniform/ Business attire/ Smart casual
Contact: Please RSVP for the dawn service by providing your name and address to Australian.ConsulateToronto@austrade.gov.au OR CALL (416) 323-4289

 

KINGSTON

Date: Thursday 25 April 2019
Time: 5.45am
Location: Fort Frontenac, 388 Ontario Street, Kingston
Details: Service will be followed by a gunfire breakfast
Dress: Ceremonial uniform with medals or business attire
RSVP: By 18 April 2019 to james.kerr@forces.gc.ca or 613-541-5010 Ext 4926

 

VANCOUVER

Date: Thursday 25 April 2019
Time: 5:30pm for 6:00pm start
Place: Victory Square, 200 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Details: https://canzba.org/event-3259170 

 

NANAIMO

Date: Thursday 25 April 2019
Time: 10:00am for 11:00am start
Place: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256, 1630 E Wellington Rd Nanaimo

 

CALGARY

Hosted by the DownUnder Social Club of Calgary
Date: Thursday 25 April 2019
Time: 1900h sharp (rain, hail, snow or shine)
Location: 12th Ave & 4th Street SW, Calgary
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/353014621986601/ (external link)

The Aust & NZ Expat Community, and all other interested parties are invited to join our ANZAC Day Service and pay respects to our fallen heroes.

Starting at 7pm sharp, duration around 35 minutes. Bring a wreath if you would like to lay it at the Cenotaph. Children welcome.

 

COURTENAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Unfortunately the 2019 Vancouver Island Anzac Day ceremony in Courtenay has been postponed until 2020. For more information please see http://alberniproject.org/viad.html (external link)


EDMONTON

Hosted by the Edmonton ANZAC Day Committee Date: Sunday, 21 April 2019
Time: 1030h sharp (doors open at 1000h for traditional ANZAC coffee and biscuits)
Location: Brigadier Jefferson Armoury, 11630-109th Street NW, Edmonton
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/392087148291634/ (external link)

The ceremony follows the lines of a traditional remembrance service in the presence of Edmonton’s veteran soldiers, community representatives and military community. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Free parking is available; all vehicles must be registered onsite.

Military members are invited to wear their ceremonial dress with medals. All attending veterans and members of public should maintain a higher standard of dress that is expected of memorial service.

Following the service there will be light refreshments and an open cash bar available.

 

LONDON, ONTARIO

Hosted by Aussied and Kiwis of London
Date: Thursday, 25 April 2019
Time: 0550h sharp
Location: Boler Mountain, 689 Griffith Street, London

RSVP by 15 April to aussiesandkiwis@gmail.com.

The ceremony will be inside the main chalet starting at 5:50 am sharp. The dawn service will be immediately followed by a full hot breakfast buffet and some games. The cost is $17 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuities. Children under 6 are free. Payment in cash on the day is required.

 

WINNIPEG

Hosted by the Down Under Club of Winnipeg
Date: Saturday, 27 April 2019
Time: 1700h – 2100h
Location: Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin Street, Winnipeg
More information: http://downunderclub.mb.ca/cate…/events/commonwealth-corner/ (external link)

Make a date to commemorate ANZAC Day with a memorial service and singing of our national anthems, followed by a delicious POTLUCK dinner. Bring a main, salad, veggie dish or dessert, with enough for yourselves and a bit extra for our veterans. This is always a memorable event, so come and be a part of it and the fun to follow. We may even have a game of Two-Up. And don't forget - the bar will be open.

 

BERMUDA

Date: Thursday, 25 April 2019
Time: 0610 am
Location: Royal Bermuda Regiment South Shore