Newsletter 21 April

May 17, 2021

Important Dates

Sunday, 25 April

Anzac Day

Thursday, 29 April
Hester Canterbury Monthly Dinner
The cut off date to sign up for the dinner will be  12:00pm Monday 26 April.

Advance Notification
A team from the Department of Justice and Community Safety would like Hester Canterbury residents’ views on the review of the Victorian Retirement Villages Act.
This is a valuable opportunity to have your voice heard and you are urged to participate. We are awaiting confirmation on the date, and will inform you  as soon as we have more details.
The event will take place in the main lounge area at Hester Canterbury.

More details to come closer to the day.

Housekeeping Notices


  • The weekly exercise classes scheduled for 10:00am of a Thursday in our gym will begin early May,  please return your medical clearance form to Alexia (you will not be able to participate in class until you have submitted your form).
    The starting date will be confirmed in next week’s newsletter.
  • Pat has decided the craft group should have a new name “Knit and Chat”. As Pat is away there will be no group running on Monday 26 April.
  • Please note that the large, rectangle dining room table has been booked for a private function at lunchtime on Wednesday 28 April and the private dining room has been booked for 12:00pm Friday 30 April.
    We thank you in advance for respecting the privacy of these functions while they are being held.
  • Don’t forget the Hester Canterbury film nights are up and running again every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm. Come with a drop of your favorite tipple for a good evening.

Lest We Forget…

During the 1920s Anzac Day became established as a national day of commemoration for the more than 60,000 Australians who had died during the war. In 1927, for the first time, every state observed some form of public holiday on Anzac Day. By the mid-1930s all the rituals we now associate with the day – dawn vigils, marches, memorial services, reunions, two-up games – were firmly established as part of Anzac Day culture.

Later, Anzac Day also served to commemorate the lives of Australians who died in the Second World War, and in subsequent years the meaning of the day has been further broadened to include those who lost their lives in all the military and peacekeeping operations in which Australia has been involved.

Anzac Day was first commemorated at the Memorial in 1942. At the time, government orders prohibited large public gatherings in case of a Japanese air attack, so it was a small occasion with neither a march nor a memorial service. Since then, Anzac Day has been commemorated at the Memorial every year.

If anyone has any glass jars that are no longer needed Alexia would be very happy to have them, Thank you.

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