CANCELLED - ANZAC March and Commemoration Service
Following advice from the Federal Government to cancel mass gatherings of over 500 people and internal gatherings of over 100 people, and escalating concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we have made the decision to cancel a number of large community events from now until the end of May (as a minimum).
We are taking the risk posed by COVID-19 to our community very seriously and closely following the advice provided by the State and Federal Governments to ensure we are working as part of a coordinated approach.
For accurate, up to date information, please visit the Department of Health website here.
ANZAC Day is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
Although the Gallipoli campaign failed in its military objectives, the actions of Australian and New Zealand forces during the campaign left a powerful legacy. What became known as the “Anzac legend” became an important part of the identity of both nations, shaping the ways in which they viewed both their past and their future.
The City is proud to host a Memorial Service in partnership with the Canning Districts Sub Branch of the Returned Services League.
Enjoy speakers and readings plus music from the Canning City Brass, Rossmoyne Community Singers and Fremantle Sailing Club Pipes and Drums.
Bring along a wreath for the Wreath Laying Ceremony and grab a poppy from one of our volunteers before the service.
Following the service complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits will be served by the Canning Lions Club and WA Sikh Association.
This event will be Auslan interpreted.
Seating is provided predominantly for veterans and their families and will be labelled, however once the Marchers are seated you may fill the gaps.
What do I bring?
Free water is provided so bring along your reusable water bottle (and coffee cup!)
Some seating is provided but mostly for Veterans and their families.
Feel free to bring a camping chair.
How do I get to the Civic Amphitheatre?
The Civic Amphitheatre is located behind Council offices at the corner of George Street West and 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington.
Free parking is available off George Street West and Carden Drive. Bike racks are also nearby as well as a bus stop on Albany Highway right out the front of the Council building.
The City encourages car pooling, walking and riding your bike.
Is the event accessible?
ACROD parking and accessible toilets are available as well as concrete pathways/entry for those in wheelchairs.
We all love our fur babies however given the formal nature of this event, we do ask that your pets are left at home.
St John Ambulance will be onsite if you require medical attention.
Lost property will be collected and stored with the City Events Team. Any lost property not collected will be available at the City of Canning Civic Centre and you can ring us on Monday to see if we have your lost items.
In the event of bad weather, please check the City of Canning Facebook page where we will update you with any changes or cancellations. You can also subscribe to any updates by selecting 'Going' or 'Interested' on the Facebook event.
Photography and Videography
We will have event photographers and videographers documenting the event. If you do not want your photo taken, please let the camera person know.
Any further questions or concerns?
Contact the City Events Team on 1300 422 664 or email@example.com