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ANZAC Day | Virtual ways to commemorate on Monday

This year will mark the first time in a century where there will be no dawn services to commemorate ANZAC day as the country remains in lockdown. ANZAC day is a significant day for us all as we commemorate those who fought for New Zealand and Australia from the First World War and onwards.

For many people, ANZAC day is time for family and friends to come together. More now than ever it is important to continue these connections virtually, therefore take this time to phone a loved one, organise a zoom party or email a friend. Let them know that you are thinking of them on this day.

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Here are some ideas of how you can celebrate ANZAC spirit while in lockdown:

ANZAC Service

On behalf of University of Canterbury Students’ Association, I would like to invite you to our ANZAC Service on Wednesday the 25th of April at 10.00am.

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; for us, this is an important occasion for students, staff and the wider community to come together.

The Service will take place on the Quad between Matariki and Puaka-James Hight Building followed by light refreshments at the Okeover Lawn.

Kind Regards
Josh Proctor
UCSA President

UCSA: Anzac Day Service 2017

We will remember smallIn 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.