ANZAC Day Antibes is not only a commemoration of the past but a celebration of our future.
We actively encourage the participation of children, young adults or whole families from the local expatriate community.
The ANZAC ANTIBES Association organises the only official ANZAC Day ceremony in the South of France.
We actively encourage young people to get involved by making a short speech in either English or French or both. Often we will have siblings giving a speech together, one in English and the other doing the French translation. In the past there have been poetry recitals in Maori.
Often families who live overseas feel a strong need to connect with their country of origin and ANZAC Day provides the perfect opportunity. If you would like your child to get involved in future ceremonies please don't hesitate to contact us.
For ANZAC Day in Antibes 2022, 11 year-old Oscar McCormack made a moving speech about his great-great and great-grandfather's service in both WW1 and WW2. Oscar was born in the South of France to an Australian mother and his Kiwi father.