Anzac Day schedule

Canowindra RSL Sub Branch would like to extend an invitation to all Canowindra residents and visitors to join with us to commemorate Anzac Day on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Anzac Day in Canowindra will commence with the Dawn Service in Memorial Park, Gaskill Street, Canowindra at 6am, following this service, a complimentary breakfast will be served at the Canowindra Services and Citizen Club, and all are welcome to attend.

At 9am, a short Wreath laying service will be held at the Soldier’s Tower at the entrance to the Canowindra Soldier’s Memorial Hospital, with wreaths laid by RSL Sub Branch and the Canowindra Hospital Auxiliary. 

Our main service will commence with a march along Gaskill Street.  

Those wishing to march are required to assemble in Tilga Street near the Junction Hotel at 10.30am to form up and march off at approximately 10.45am.  

The march will finish at Memorial Park, Gaskill Street where our main service will begin approximately at 11am.

Anyone wishing to lay a wreath is to place their wreath on the table near the main entrance to the park and ensure their name is added to the list which will be read out for the Wreath laying ceremony.

Any enquiries please contact Mike Harrison, President, Canowindra RSL Sub Branch on 0247 640 293. 

Canowindra Sub Branch will be selling ANZAC Badges and pens from 10am this Friday, April 21 outside Lawrence’s IGA. These Badges will pay tribute to all the Services - Army, Navy and Airforce. 

The Evolution of a Tradition

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Australians attend Anzac Day dawn services in cities and towns across the country.

They gather in the dark in huge numbers from the West Coast to the East Coast of Australia.

Dr Knapman said the tradition belongs to all Australians. "Every town is going to claim some connection to the Anzac Day myth; let them do it, it's open to claim as much as they want."

The timing of the dawn service finds its origins in a combination of military, symbolic and religious traditions.