In the lead up to Anzac Day, the UCSA has worked closely with the University to install a Field of Remembrance on Okeover Lawn.
In New Zealand 120,000 men enlisted in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Of the 103,000 who served overseas, 18,500 died and another 41,000 were wounded or fell ill.
400 of these enlisted men were staff or students at Canterbury College, known today as the University of Canterbury.
99 of these men lost their lives. These crosses are in the memory of our fallen.
We will remember them
Please join us at UCSA’s ANZAC Day Service on Tuesday 25 April, 10.00am at Matariki Quad. Find more information.
‘Serve for NZ: Anzac Day’ was started by the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) in partnership with the Returned and Services’ Association (RSA) and the University of Canterbury.
The initiative was run as a pilot programme in 2016 and this year we are hoping to see massive increases in the number of New Zealanders who ‘pledge’ to Serve for NZ this Anzac Day.
The SVA will be running a volunteering event on Anzac Day, which is open to staff, students and all members of the public. The event is at Broad Park, North Beach and will involve a variety of volunteer projects including pruning, mulch spreading, clean up and planting.
Coffee and free pancake breakfast will be available from 8.30am onwards, with volunteering kicking off at 9am. The event will finish with a community bbq.
Find more information here.
Everyone is welcome to attend the University of Canterbury Students’ Association ANZAC Day Service at 10am on Tuesday 25 April.
We believe that the sense of unity that is widely felt on ANZAC Day is important to acknowledge and together we can commemorate a day of such special significance to New Zealand within our community.
All are welcome to attend. This is an important occasion and an opportunity for students, staff and the wider community to come together.
The Service will take place on the Quad between the Matariki and Puaka-James Hight Buildings at 10am on Ilam Campus. Free parking is available in the Science car park off Ilam Road (excluding reserved parking spaces). In the event of wet weather, the service will be held in the Undercroft.
- Te Akatoki will open the service with a Mihi/Karakia.
- UCSA Vice-President Emily Barker will emcee.
- The Christchurch Youth Choir will perform.
- There will be addresses from representatives of the RSA, the NZDF, the UC Chaplain, and UC Chancellor Dr John Wood.
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