From: Commemorations Sub Committee
Date: updated 19 May 2017


Hello All,

This email is to provide a brief update of the activities of the APPVA during the period 10-16 September 2017, for all members of the APPVA.

Important: Please complete the Attendance Forms and email to the National Events Coordinator ( as soon as possible: 20th Anniversary Commemorations Confirmation pdf document

The above Attendance Forms have also been published in the APPVA “The Peacekeeper” Magazine, Autumn Edition pp. 62-63:

1. Sunday, 10 September 2017 - Arrivals. Check into Accommodation.

Please note that Travel, Accommodation and Meals costs are borne and sourced from the participants attending. The only exception is for those catered for on the National Committee of Management [NATCOM].

Comment: individuals may wish to catch-up with each other over drinks and/or dinner.

2. Monday, 11 September 2017 - The APPVA National Conference.

Location: The Canberra Services Club (CSC), 14 Manuka Circuit, Griffith ACT,+14+Manuka+Cir,+Griffith+ACT+2603/@-35.3173206,149.1309503,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b164ce5d9be7c6d:0x33621764627fe4b0!8m2!3d-35.3173206!4d149.133139


0830: Registration of Participants.

0900: As per Itinerary by APPVA National Secretary Kevin Ryan JP.

1630: Closure/Comarderie at the CSC Bar.

3. Tuesday 12 September 2017 - APPVA National AGM & Elections.

Location: The Canberra Services Club, 14 Manuka Circuit, GRIFFITH, ACT.,+14+Manuka+Cir,+Griffith+ACT+2603/@-35.3173206,149.1309503,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b164ce5d9be7c6d:0x33621764627fe4b0!8m2!3d-35.3173206!4d149.133139


0900: Check of Financial Members.

0915: Agenda as per National Secretary Kevin Ryan, JP.

1430: Proposed closure.

4. Wednesday 13 September 2017 - Early Service of Commemorating Peacekeepers.

Location: Australian War Memorial [AWM] Forecourt, within the Balustrades.,149.1484327,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x41ef86ae38d42ce6!8m2!3d-35.2811355!4d149.1484327

0730: Service due to commence.

0730 Onward: Service as per Organisers [AWM & Australian Peacekeeping Memorial Project Committee [APMPC]].

Wreath to be laid by APPVA National President - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

0830: Special Tour of AWM by Guides for all participants.

0845: Departure of Advocates to Advocate Workshop.

5. Wednesday 13 September 2017 - Advocate’s Workshop, VVF Page.

Location: 9 Burkitt St, PAGE, ACT.,+Page+ACT+2614/@-35.2350554,149.0472161,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b17ad9adeda66d3:0xb60d68a7a0263201!8m2!3d-35.2350554!4d149.0494048

0930: Arrival and Registration.

0930: Agenda as per Allan Thomas JP.

1530: Closure.

6. Thursday 14 September 2017 - Dedication of the National Peacekeeping Memorial.

Location: East side of ANZAC Parade, site before New Zealand Memorial, vicinity the corner of Constitution Avenue and ANZAC Parade, REID, ACT.

1015: Arrivals.

1030: Commencement of Ceremony.

1130: Walk up to Reid Oval, adjacent AWM for Gathering of Peacekeeping Veterans, Families and friends.

Location of Reid Oval:,149.1446758,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x2a80787d427e1478!8m2!3d-35.2816974!4d149.1446758

1130: Agenda to be provided by APMPC. APPVA set up Stall with Memorabilia. Refreshments and BBQ.

1300: Nominated Close of Gathering - Potential Gathering and Reunion, in a pre-nominated Hotel in Canberra (TBA).

7. Thursday 14 September 2017 - Last Post Dedication to Peacekeepers.

Location: AWM.,149.1484327,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x41ef86ae38d42ce6!8m2!3d-35.2811355!4d149.1484327


1645: Assemble on steps at entrance of AWM.

1700: Last Post of a Fallen Peacekeeper.

8. Friday 15 September - 2017 APPVA COMMEMORATIVE DINNER.

Organisation by Lucy Wong and Appointed Sub-Committee.

Location: Old Parliament House

Cost: $250

Timings: 1830 - 2130

Below is the link to purchase the online tickets for our event.

The event name is 2017 APPVA COMMEMORATIVE DINNER.

CHOOSE 1 of the links below & CLICK THE LINK to go straight to the homepage.

The booking URLs for this event are:


Once you are in the home page, just click on ' BOOK NOW ' and continue the process until it is complete.

Confirmation - notified via your nominated email address.

Tickets - access via your email, print, and bring on the night for identification & check in at registration desk.

Thank you and kind regards

Lucy Wong
National Events Coordinator

9. Saturday 16 September 2017 - Departures.

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