2017 ANZAC Day Parades

2017 ANZAC Day Parades

 The ANZAC Day tradition began on 25th April 1916 with services, lunch and sports to honour mates who fell at Gallipoli.   It has become one of our strongest traditions – a national day of remembrance throughout Australia and New Zealand.   

 As in previous years, students from St Patrick’s College are encouraged to march next Tuesday to honour those that fought and died for our country and our freedom and to celebrate the peace that we have today.  Students are encouraged to march in their local area. I know that many of our students will march at Walkerston, Sarina and other areas. Following is a list of ceremonies throughout the Mackay region.  

 College Breakfast:

A reminder that those marching in Mackay are invited to breakfast at the College prior to their march. Breakfast will be served at the College canteen from 7:00 am. We will then move as a group to the car park across from Coles in Sydney Street at 8:00am. For those students not having breakfast at the College breakfast, please meet us at the car park opposite Coles.

 Assembly Point:

Students are to assemble at the car park opposite Coles at 8:00am.

 

Dress Requirements:

Full formal uniform is required.  This includes stockings for the girls and long formal trousers for the boys as well as the formal college hat. 

 Parade Details:

The march in Mackay starts at 8.30am.  Students are allowed to carry a water bottle with them during the march to stay hydrated.  Upon completion of the march, students will be released.  Students are not expected to attend the ceremony.  Parent supervision is required for any students who choose to stay.

 Anzac Day Ceremony:

The official ceremony commences at the Cenotaph Jubilee Park at 9.30am and finishes at 10.30am.

 I would like to thank students and staff attending any of the Mackay district Anzac Day marches and representing the College.  Thanks also to Mary Vassallo the College Tuckshop Convener, for organising the College breakfast for our community.

 Anzac Day Ceremonies

 §Walkerston Service - students please meet with Mrs McLeod at 7:15 am near St John’s covered area

 

Service

Type of Service

Time

Bloomsbury - Service at Bloomsbury Soldiers Hall, Dougherty's Rd, Bloomsbury

Dawn Service

5.30am

Calen/St Helens - Service at Memorial Hall, McIntyre Street, Calen        

Dawn Service

4.25am

Calen/St Helens - Service at Memorial Hall, McIntyre Street, Calen

Main Service

11.00am

Eton - Service at the Cenotaph, Cnr Telegraph & Hill streets

Dawn Service

5.00am

Farleigh - Service at the Cenotaph, Farleigh Sugar Mill Grounds, Armstrong Street  

Dawn Service

5.30am

Finch Hatton - Service at Finch Hatton Cenotaph, ANZAC Parade       

Dawn Service

4.28am

Finch Hatton - Service at Finch Hatton Cenotaph, ANZAC Parade

Evening service

6.15pm

Gargett - Service at Gargett War Memorial, opposite the Gargett Pub (Gargett Septimus Rd and Jim Moule Street)     

Main Service

8.00am

Greenmount Homestead - Service at Greenmount (where memorial avenue of trees have been relocated)       

Memorial Tree Service

6.40am

Hay Point/ Half Tide Beach  - Service at 'The Shack' Half Tide Esplanade       

Dawn Service

5.00am

Kinchant Waters - Dawn service at Kinchant Waters Resort, Breakfast to follow service        

Dawn Service

7.30am

Koumala - Assemble Koumala Post Office, ceremony at cenotaph adjacent to Koumala Primary School, Bull Street 

Parade

7.00am

Kuttabul - Service at Remembrance Gardens, Hampden State School, Bruce Highway, Kuttabul

Dawn Service

5.30am

Mackay – Service at Jubilee Park, Cnr Alfred and Wellington Streets

Dawn Service

5.00am

Mackay - Service at Jubilee Park, Cnr Alfred and Wellington streets       

Main Service

9.30am

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens        

Main Service

3.00pm

Marian - Service at ANZAC Place, Blackmur Street    

Dawn Service

4.28am

Midge Point - Service and breakfast at Point Tavern 

Dawn Service

5.00am

Mirani - Service at Railway Park Memorial, Mackay-Eungella Road    

Sunset Service

4.30pm

Northern Beaches - Service at Bucasia Cenotaph, Seaview Park

Main Service

10.30am

Pinnacle – Service at Pinnacle Hotel, 604 Mackay-Eungella Road, Pinnacle

Main Service

10.30am

Sarina - Service at Broad Street Cenotaph       

Dawn Service

4.28am

Sarina - Service at Broad Street Cenotaph        

Main Service

10.30am

Seaforth - Service at Cenotaph at ANZAC Park, near Post Office (Palm Ave) or front of Post Office Store      

Dawn Service

6.00am

Walkerston - Service at ANZAC Memorial Park, Walkerston, Cnr Dutton & Bridge streets        

Dawn Service

5.00am

Walkerston - Service at ANZAC Memorial Park, Walkerston, Cnr Dutton & Bridge streets

Main Service

7.45am

 

 

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