What’s On: Anzac Day 2017

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Anzac Day, 25th April is one of the most special days on the Australian calendar. 

Here’s our guide to what’s on and where to pay your respects to soldiers past and present.

 

Services and Ceremonies

23rd April

Epping Sunday Service
2pm Epping Club followed by wreath laying at Boronia Park

Gladesville Sunday Service
10:30am service with refreshments served at Midday, Gladesville RSL, 4-6 Linsley St, Gladesville

24th April

Anzac Eve Memorial Service, Hunters Hill 

The March steps out with a Police Escort from the RSL Hall cnr Ady and Alexandra Streets at 7.15pm, to arrive at the Hunters Hill Town Hall for the commencement of the service at 7.30pm. 

25th April 

Parramatta Anzac Dawn Service
4am March from the Parramatta RSL Club, Route: Macquarie Street, O’Connell Street, George Street, Church Street to Victoria Road
4:30am Dawn Service and wreath laying at Prince Alfred Square

Epping Anzac Dawn Service
5:45am March from Cnr Blaxland and Epping Rds
6am Dawn Service at Forest Park, Epping

Concord Dawn Service and March

5am March along Norman St to Nullawarra Ave and to the Concord RSL

5:15am Dawn Service, Concord RSL and Community Club, cnr Nirranda St and Nullawarra Ave, Concord West

City of Ryde, Commemoration Service, West Ryde

9am commemorative service and unveiling of the ‘Remembrance Walk’ with 12 new commemorative plaques highlighting the history and involvement of the residents of Ryde during WWI. Anzac Park, West Ryde. All welcome.

 

Anzac Activities 

Poppy Making Workshops
Create a poppy and add it to the river of poppies on the memorial gates
Centenary Square, Parramatta
10-13 April, 10am – 1pm
18-21 April, 10am – 1pm

Westfield Parramatta
Outside of Lush, Level 3
24 April, 11am – 2pm

North Rocks Shopping Centre
Outside Priceline
24 April, 11am – 2pm

Anzac Craft Workshops
Build a WWI bi-plane or decorate and write your own postcard to send home from the frontline.

Centenary Square, Parramatta
10-13 April, 10am – 1pm
18-21 April, 10am – 1pm

Anzac Projections
Listen to the stories of local ANZAC soldiers and watch their stories come to life with a large-scale audio-visual projection across the sandstone façade of the historic St John’s Cathedral.

St John’s Cathedral
10-24 April, 5:40pm – 12am
25 April, 12am – 6:30am

Watch and listen to the stories of local ANZAC soldiers come to life with a large-scale audio-visual projection across the sandstone façade of the historic St John’s Cathedral.

Pubs and RSL Clubs

It’s illegal every other day of the year, but on Anzac Day, Two Up is the game to play.

A person is selected as the spinner (generally greeted to loud calls of “Come in spinner!” from the rest of the players). The spinner tosses the coins in the air using the kip (wooden paddle) until he wins or loses.

  • Two heads means the spinner wins.
  • Two tails means the spinner loses.
  • Odds (“one them”) means the spinner throws again.

The basic format of the game:

  • The spinner is required to place a bet before his first throw that must be covered (equalled) by another player. If the spinner wins he keeps the bet and cover, otherwise it goes to the player who covered the bet. The boxer (the person in charge) takes a commission out of this bet.[4]
  • The other members of the group place side bets (bets against each other) on whether the spinner will win or lose and the result of the next throw.

Here is where you will be able to play locally!

Anzac Nth Ryde RSL