THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS
ANZAC Day in Antibes is a non-profit ceremony organised for the benefit of the expatriate community in Antibes and the surrounding region. The event is organised by volunteers with the support of the office of the Mayor of Antibes Juan-les-Pins.
Year upon year, ANZAC Day in Antibes is growing in size and reputation. We would be sincerely grateful for any assistance offered by the public, either in helping us to promote the event or the logistics on the day. If you would like to get involved please don't hesitate to contact us.
In the meantime, the ANZAC ANTIBES committee would like to express our sincere thanks to the generous individuals who have donated their time, expertise and energy into making ANZAC Day in Antibes a successful, meaningful commemoration of our fallen soliders.
Lest we forget.
OUR MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES
THANK YOU JANEEN SONSIE FOR VOLUNTEERING YOUR TIME AND EXPERTISE
Janeen is an Australian who has chosen to live on the Cote d’Azur. She is the founder of Club MojoCircle, a fabulous and supportive online community for English-speaking women in France and is very active in supporting and coaching women in her Club and her Facebook group, Expat Women in France. As a trained professional and experienced actor, speaker and facilitator, Janeen is well placed to be our English-speaking MC, replacing Shelley Ward who has moved away from the region.
AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE CEREMONY
REV. DR TOM WILSON
A few words of prayer are an essential part of the official ANZAC Day ceremony. Canadian Reverend Doctor Tom WILSON joins us every year from St Raphael-Fréjus where he is the Chaplain of St John the Evangelist Anglican Church.
MERCI MICHEL TOLOSANO
THANK YOU PAUL OATWAY &
We are blessed to be able to hold our ceremony each year in an enigmatic location, the Fort Carré in Antibes, and, year after year, with stunning weather. A small group of special people have continued to donate their time and expertise to produce the beautiful photos that you will see on this site and on our Facebook page. Our sincerest thanks for the dedication and the hours they spend not only taking these photos but editing and transferring them to us.
THE LONE PIPER
THANK YOU KEITH KNIGHT
We were so lucky that Keith KNIGHT joined the ANZAC Antibes family for the Main Service in 2018. Dressed in full scottish kilt he played Amazing Grace and a beautiful version of Waltzing Matilda. He's been wowing us ever since.
MERCI SYLVIE CHANONI
Born in France, Sylvie CHANONI lived and worked in Perth for 12 years. She is now back in France as the holder of double-nationality and is chuffed to maintain ties with her country of adoption. Sylvie plays an integral role in the organisation and promotion of ANZAC Day in Antibes ceremonies and social events. Sylvie runs a business that helps English-speaking expats with the daunting French administrative tasks that often overwhelm newcomers.