ANZAC Day Service on campus

We will remember

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 memory of our fallen. We will remember them.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact ben.ellis@ucsa.org.nz