ANZAC Day Events 2016
ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served." Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
Australian Football clubs across the country acknowledge this day of remembrance in their own ways. Here are a few events that you might want to look up if you're feeling a bit homesick or just want to get involved.
2nd Annual ANZAC Day Friendly: High Park Demons vs. Toronto Central Blues
It's not just Collingwood and Essendon that do their part to commemorate the fallen on ANZAC Day.
On the other side of the world, the High Park Demons and the Toronto Central Blues take turns hosting each other for a clash of their own. A friendly, primarily intended to get the year's crop of rookies a taste of footy before the season begins in earnest, is becoming a much-anticipated affair!
Following the session, we'll head to Rails and Ales on Danforth for refreshments. Come one come all to meet the clubs and even have a run. Strangers/new recruits welcome! Just bring $5 to show your support of the Royal Canadian Legion - 100% of money collected will be donated.
When: Saturday, April 23, 10:00am
Where: Monarch Park Stadium (indoor dome)
Bring: A great attitude, a pair is sneakers or boots, and a fiver for the Royal Canadian Legion.
After: Rails & Ales, 1106 Danforth near Greenwood Station
Join the Rebles - ANZAC Day 2016
Join the Rebels on Monday, April 25 at Hemingways. Doors open at 11am and BBQ begins at 5pm. There will also be a 50/50 draw.
Side Street Pub & Grill are once again hosting us for the Anzac day clash that'll be streamed live, with the game starting around 11:20pm.
For the new-comers, this is the biggest game of the regular season, Collingwood Magpies v Essendon Bombers.
Side Street will be showing it on their big screens with sound and we'll probably play some two-up before first bounce!
We'll stream the game of the round or last years ANZAC game before hand too, so get there around 8pm.
Open to anyone (no cover) and we'll have Nachos platters for a Pavarotti and House Highballs and Caesars for $4.
The Edmonton club is not officially screening the ANZAC Clash as it has in prior years. However, some club members will be attending the following events:
ANZAC Day Footy Live in Edmonton
Some will be headed to watch the ANZAC Day Clash live on the big screen. This is also a going away event for a certain longstanding member!
Location: The Pint (Downtown), 10125 109 St, Edmonton
Kick off time: 10pm
Edmonton ANZAC Day Service
Some will be headed out to this service. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/Edmonton-ANZAC-Day-Service-66373280831/
There is a 10am service at Victory Square in Vancouver. Afterwards at Mooses down under.
Have a footy event you'd like to promote on or near ANZAC Day? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!