An ANZAC Day service will be held in Vancouver on Wednesday, April 25.
Organized by the Canada, Australia and New Zealand Business Association (CANZBA), the service will take place at the British Columbia Regiment Drill Hall, located at 620 Beatty Street in downtown Vancouver. The service starts at 6:30 p.m.
ANZAC Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War and is considered one of Australia and New Zealand’s most important national occasions. The date commemorates the first landing of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) troops at Gallipoli.
While the Gallipoli landing was the genesis of ANZAC Day the public holiday now honours all members of ANZAC and all those who served their country.
CANZBA, a non-profit association based in Vancouver, was established in 2001 with the aim of fostering trade and business between Canada, Australia and New Zealand.