Back to Caulfield Races - 18 Aug 2007

On Saturday, 18 Aug, members of the National Executive and Victorian branch of the APPVA were invited to the first day of the horse racing season, the JJ Liston Stakes held at the Caulfied Race track, Melbourne.

The APPVA members were invited to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Australia's participation in Peacekeeping Operations. The event was attended by Paul & Rhonda Copeland, Gordon & Shona Traill, Matt & Marg Burke, and Mick & Fiona Quinn. They were guests of honour and watched the races from a corporate box. Also in attendance were Wayne McInnes and wife Julie, along with Brian Woodward handling the Merchandise Stand outside.

The day began with a moving ceremony and the unveiling of a plaque dedicated to 60 years of Peacekeeping Operations.

60 Years of Peacekeeping Plaque

Paul Copeland, on behalf of the APPVA presented a trophy for the the inaugural Peacekeeper’s race. The race was won by 'Blessed' owned by G. Chittick.

An opportunity was available to mention the Peacekeeping Memorial Project, and people were asked to visit the APMP website to be members or place donations. A great day was had by all.

APPVA Attendees at Back to Caulfield

APPVA Attendees at Back to Caulfield
From L to R: Matt & Marg Burke, Fiona & Mick Quinn, Rhonda & Paul Copeland, and Shona & Gordon Traill

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