Category Archives: ANZAC

Lest We Forget

COMMEMORATING ANZAC DAY APRIL 25, 2022

In lieu of our annual ANZAC Day event here in Winnipeg, here are a few links to online services that might be of interest to you.

Be sure to search around online for other opportunities to remember those killed in war and to honour returned service personnel.

 

AUSTRALIA – The National War Memorial in Canberra –  https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac-day/dawn-service

NEW ZEALAND – The Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington –  https://mch.govt.nz/anzac-day

THAILAND – thanks to Pam Sabourin for sending information about the Anzac Day Ceremony in Thailand. As Pam wrote, “I thought you might be interested in reading this – their first ceremony in 3 years. I have been there and toured Hell Fire Pass, museum and walked around the cemetery.” For all the information about watching the event – https://thailand.embassy.gov.au/files/bkok/updated%20Dawn%20Service%20Info%20Sheet%202022.pdf

“They shall no 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.”

— Laurence Binyon

Yarn February-March 2021

The Southern Yarn – February March 2021

The February-March issue of The Southern Yarn is available for download now. Also check out the back issues at our dedicated Yarns page.

To get your started, here is the Editorial:

A common theme to much of our content for this issue is “nostalgia” – not by design, it just turned out that way. You will especially find some of that if you follow the links provided in the OZ and NZ News to the respective Film and Sound Archives – thank you to Ed in Adelaide for those. Maybe during the pandemic lockdown(s), you watched a Bond movie, or two. A run of them was offered by a TV channel here in the ‘Peg. “Getting to Know ..” on p. 7, explains the inspiration for the 007 super spy. Do you remember Chips Rafferty? Did you know he was born in Broken Hill? When we lived in Laidley, Queensland, a special treat was to cool off with a Weis Bar – a uniquely molded ice cream made with real fruit. Sadly, they’re no longer being made up the range in Toowoomba (p. 5). And I’m showing my age, but I used to enjoy listening to “Dad and Dave” on the ABC. Dave and his girlfriend, Mabel, are featured in this month’s Bush Yarn (p. 6). There is much more to reminisce over if you keep reading.

Thank to Ed, Jenny, Judy, Peter, Brian, Lucia’s sister in NZ, and our sponsors.

Online ANZAC Day Services

Although our ANZAC Day event on April 25th has been cancelled, there are other ways to participate in ceremonies in Australia and New Zealand to commemorate all the ANZACs who fought and died for our freedom. Remember that services on April 25th are in fact on April 24th for us here in Canada:

  1. standatdawn.com/home – RNZ Defence Force
  2. awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac-day – Australian War Memorial
  3. abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/anzac-day-2020/12132330 –  ABC Radio
  4. dva.gov.au/commemoration/personal-commemorations – mark the day in your own way with your family

And in case you’ve not called down under recently, the time difference for ANZAC Day is:

  • Sydney = 15 hours ahead … 5:30 am Sydney Apr 25 = 2:30 pm Winnipeg Apr 24
  • New Zealand = 17 hours ahead … 6:00 am Wellington Apr 25 = 1:00 pm Winnipeg Apr 24

Hopefully this will help you all participate in ANZAC Day this year.

Lest we forget.