Newsletter 22 April

April 22, 2020

Important Dates

  • Saturday 25th April
    Anzac Day

    Due to the social isolating restrictions there will be no formal Anzac Day services held this year for the public to attend.
    Please see overleaf for more information.
  • Covid-19 Reminder
    At Hester Canterbury preventative measures and protocols have been put in place to keep YOU, your families and the wider community as safe as possible during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
    It is IMPERATIVE for the well being of all that the  government directives washing of hands often and social distancing of 1.5 metres are observed by ALL residents and guests.

Housekeeping Notices

Overhear Café Meal Orders  

Please note that all meal orders from the Overhear café are handed in by Monday lunchtime and the orders will be collected the following Thursday for delivery.
If this service proves popular more menu choices will become available for your selection.

Ongoing Maintenance At Hester Canterbury
During the week there will be several areas in the Hester Canterbury courtyard garden being dug up as part of ongoing maintenance work. While this work is being done, please be very careful and watch your step when traversing these areas.

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What to Expect this Anzac Day

5.30am A live broad of the National Memorial Service from the Australian War Memorial on ABCTV, iView, radio and online.
6.10am A live Dawn Service from the Shrine of  remembrance, which will be available on ABC Radio Melbourne and the television.
11.30am – Two minute reflection which includes The Ode, The Last Post followed by a minute silence across ABCTV, iView, radio and online.
6.55pm The Governor-General, David Hurley presenting the Anzac Day message on ABCTV and radio

Did you know…

Across the road from the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, a humble plaque set in a constellation of rock reads:
In memory Edward George Honey who died in 1922, a Melbourne journalist who while living in London first suggested the solemn ceremony of silence.
Honey who served in the First World War, was the first to publically suggest silence as a vessel to hold the sorrow and loss of war.
Born in St Kilda and a student of Caulfield Grammar, Edward Honey only lived long enough to see 3 Armistice Days (now known as Remembrance Day). In 1922 he died of Tuberculosis. His widow Milicent, like many women of the time, was left impoverished.

Week three of the Autumn Menu starts on Monday 27th April.
Please place any orders by lunchtime the Thursday before.
Bon Appetit!

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