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 2 bilingual ceremonies each year;
the Dawn Ceremony at 5:30am and the Main Ceremony at 11:00am.
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 2018 had the pleasure of the company of students from Newlands College in Wellington, New Zealand, who visited France as part of a government initiative "Shared Histories" which offers a framework for schools in Australia, New Zealand and France to form partnerships and work on collaborative projects on the theme of WW1.