More than 200 people attended our largest ever commemoration of Anzac Day on its centenary yesterday. The Down Under Club of Winnipeg would like to thank all those who attended and contributed to the success of our event.
Many dignitaries, cadets, veterans, club members and interested people from the community participated in a ceremony, followed by an afternoon tea and panel presentation by four speakers on the topic of Lest We Forget Our First World War Mates.
We will share further details on yesterday’s Anzac event on this site.
Classic 107.1 Anzac Day Centenary broadcast
The Winnipeg Classical music station FM 107.1 is featuring a selection of music on their broadcast for April 25th, 2015, on Anzac Day.
For those unable to attend our ceremony, this is a great way to remember the day in a classical way.
Host Michael Wolch will broadcast the special program on FM 107.1 between 2 – 3 PM, local time in Winnipeg. Tune in via the web (at www.classic107.com).
(If you are listening Down Under, the broadcast time is for early risers on Sunday, April 26th 5 AM – 6 AM Eastern Standard Time in Sydney, Australia, and 7 AM – 8 AM in Wellington, New Zealand.)
We are delighted to have this special day recognized by this local broadcaster.
So, what does the average Australian look like these days?
The Sydney Morning Herald on Australian Day published some fascinating collection of statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and other sources.
Read about it here.
Check out some short films coming out these days
Popular culture is increasingly associating New Zealand and Australia with the global film industry. Here is a site featuring recent short films from our countries:
On Saturday, 25th April, 2015, the centenary of ANZAC Day will be commemorated across Commonwealth countries around the world. The Down Under Club of Winnipeg will be marking this event with members, special guests and inviting the public to remember http://bestacnedrug.com this occasion with us at the Western Canada Aviation Museum.
This event will be given the ceremonial respect it deserves with social and historical activities to follow. We look forward to seeing you there. Mark your calendars.