G’day and Kia ora, everyone!
We hope you are all doing well and safely navigating the current reality.
For the first time we can remember, there will not be an ANZAC Day commemorative service for members and friends of the DUCW. While it’s the right decision, that doesn’t mean there won’t be an opportunity to commemorate ANZAC Day from the comfort of your own home.
There is a good possibility we will be able to provide you with links to televised replacement events. Our Social Coordinator Judy Powell believes that some commemoration will be put together, with minimal attendance, and if that happens, we will send out the info for you to participate – albeit from a safe distance. The links will be posted here and on Facebook, and emailed to all Club members.
And while Club events are cancelled for now, The Southern Yarn will continue to be distributed. Newsletter Editor Charlie Powell and his mob are working hard to get the April/May issue to your mailboxes and inboxes as soon as practical. Thank you to everyone who is making sure we stay connected as we do what we must to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy.
Although we can’t meet with you in person, we are here for you if you have any questions or thoughts or just want to start a conversation. Who knows. With so many online communication programs available, maybe we’ll have an online meeting of our own at some point. A thought, at least.
Until then, we do wish you and your families well. And while some of you are undoubtedly concerned about what the coming weeks will bring with respect to health, work, and life in general, we are thinking of all our members. If there’s anything we can do or that you need, just reach out and we will try to help.
Executive of the DUCW
Our ANZAC Day commemorative event will be held this Saturday April 27 at 5:00 pm at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin.
This is a POTLUCK event – please bring a main, salad, veggie dish, pasta, bread or dessert – enough for yourself and a bit extra for our veteran attendees.
Please join us for this opportunity to honour those who sacrificed so much for our freedom, and to spend some time in the company of fellow members and friends.
“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.” – For The Fallen, Laurence Binyon.
Video courtesy of Anna Gates.
Our ANZAC Day event is Saturday April 28.
PLEASE NOTE THE START TIME OF 5:00 PM.
The commemorative service will be held at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre (764 Erin), followed by a potluck dinner. You are asked to bring enough food for yourselves and a bit extra to make sure there is enough for everyone who attends. Mostly we are looking for main dishes, veggie dishes, rice and pasta dishes, and salads, as well as just a few desserts.
All the details are in the April issue of The Southern Yarn.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Photo courtesy Red Tractor Designs.
The May 2017 issue of The Southern Yarn is available for your download! Help yourself.
Click on the image, or follow this link.
This issue contains details on this year’s Anzac Day ceremony, among other things.
Note that the online version each month benefits from the following enhancements:
- full colour
- no paper was used
- no printing or mailing costs for the club
- extra page(s) of content
- live hyperlinks at the end of many items that take you to more
Big weekend coming up for Aussies and Kiwis, with a host of events and activities on the menu. You can find all the details in the April issue of our newsletter, but here is a quick reference:
Thursday April 27 – Alumni Networking Reception Event – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Miss Browns, 288 William – RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday April 28 – Australian Passport Interviews and Notarial Services – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 201 Portage, 18th Floor (Regus Business Centre) – appointment required at http://canada.highcommission.gov.au/otwa/events.html
Saturday April 29 – ANZAC Day Commemoration and POTLUCK dinner – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at 764 Erin (Scandinavian Cultural Centre)
Got questions? Call Jenny at 204-228-9959 or email email@example.com