Tag Archives: ANZAC Day

Virtual Ceremony: ANZAC Day 2021

Earlier today the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 25 (representing the San Francisco Bay area) partnered with the Australian American Chamber of Commerce and the New Zealand American Association of San Francisco to stream a small ANZAC day service from Hero’s Grove in Golden Gate National Park on Sunday, 25 April, which began at 10am. This is a recording of that streamed event.

The Royal Canadian Legion was present at the service to represent the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, which joined the ANZAC forces at Gallipoli. 2021 is an important year for the Regiment and Gallipoli, as only days ago the final caribou statue was installed in Gallipoli, completing the Trail of the Caribou (i.e., the sites where the Royal Newfoundland regiment fought during World War I).

News Release: Today We Remember ANZAC Day, April, 25, 2021

An item from Merchant Navy Commemorative Theme Project.

Dear Sir/Madam:

Please find attached the News Release: Today We Remember ANZAC Day, April 25, 2021, with a quote from the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, for reference.

My very best regards,

Stéphane Ouellette
President and Chief Executive Officer
Merchant Navy Commemorative Theme Project (MNCTP)/
Colonel John Gardam Lifetime Achievement Award Institute

Tel: 613.421.9005
E-mail: ouellettes@rogers.com
Website: www.alliedmerchantnavy.com

Attachment: News Release-Today We Remember ANZAC Day- April 25, 2021.pdf

105 years since the very first Anzac Day

From the folks at NZ History.

Today marks 105 years since the very first Anzac Day in 1916, and 100 years since Anzac Day was first commemorated as an official public holiday, following the passage of the Anzac Day Act 1920.

Learn more about the history of Anzac Day in Aoteaora/New Zealand here: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war/anzac-day/introduction

We’ve also got a range of features and resources about New Zealand at war here: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war-and-society

ANZAC Day 2021 and more

A reminder from one of our partners for an up-coming virtual service (and several other items in their monthly newsletter).

Kia Ora MichaelWe are all thankfully making that glorious slow return to our typical outdoor  community lifestyles, and SF Kiwis is excited that we may soon all be meeting again in person, with safety first and foremost, of course.


ANZAC Day – 2021

We are proud to announce that a small joint Kiwi-Aussie ANZAC DAY commemoration will be held in Golden Gate Park on April 25th and you are invited to watch it streaming live from 10AM. Please register at the link below, in order to get the link and password for the stream. For full details please see the flyer below, and if you want to make your own ANZAC Biscuits, scroll down for the tried and true Edmonds Cookbook recipe!


We want to hear from you!

SFKiwis is very interested to hear what you look forward to from this uniquely Kiwi organization in the coming months  – you will receive a Survey Monkey soon, and we are hoping for new suggestions from our members, to keep our unique group vibrant and relevant for those of us who are temporarily or permanently calling the Bay Area “home”.

We also welcome you to be part of our brainstorming sessions. If a stint on the Board of our very own San Francisco SFKiwis organization sounds like your cup of tea, please drop us a line at info@sfkiwis.com and we’d love to chat about it.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Survey, and information down the road about a NZ Christmas Party, a Picnic, a Camp Out, Pub Nights and a visit to the NZ section of the wonderful Golden Gate Park Botanical Gardens.

Be well, Kia Kaha

From your friendly SFKiwis Board members


1/2 cup Flour                          50 gm Butter – rougly 3 1/2 tabsp
1/3 cup Sugar                         1 tablespoon Golden Syrup – Lyles from Amazon is OK
2/3 cup Coconut                      1/2 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 cup Rolled Oats                 2 tbsp boiling Water

Mix together Flour, Sugar, Coconut and Rolled Oats.
Melt Butter and Golden Syrup.
Dissolve Baking Soda in boiling Water and add to Butter and Golden Syrup.
Stir Butter mixture into dry ingredients.
Place large tablespoons – as large as you like – onto cold greased trays.
Flatten if you like them crisp.
Bake at 180 C – around 355 F degrees – for about 15 minutes, or until golden.


Some local stores like Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Amazon or Rockridge Market Place may have NZ ingredients for this, or reasonably adequate English substitutes.

Last week we found our favorites of NZ Butter, NZ bottled Water, NZ Wines, NZ Lamb, and NZ Cheeses, all ready to jump into our cart at Trader Joes, so you never know your luck!

NZAASF – SF Kiwis: Our mission is to promote and foster good relations between NZ and the US through a variety of social and cultural events held in the Bay Area.