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.
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.