Show your support for our troops this ANZAC Day

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Show your support for our troops this ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day care package drive

We have partnered with Engadine RSL sub-branch to give thanks to our Australian Defence Force members currently deployed on operations by sending them care packages full of Australian treats and creature comforts.

You can contribute to the care packages by donating the following items: biscuits, lollies, chips, chocolates, snack bars, nuts, coffee, tea bags, chewing gum, tubes of Vegemite etc.

DATE: Thursday April 18 to Sunday April 28
LOCATION: Level 2 near Zara

We also welcome artwork and letters from children to include in the care packages. These letters and drawings can often have a greater effect on moral than the treats, and often get put on display in recreation and common areas. Either bring artwork from home, or visit our kids craft station to colour in or write a letter to the troops.

Due to defence regulations, you cannot include liquids, alcohol or tobacco. We also ask that you avoid heavy or bulky items as there is a 2kg weight limit per package.

Please note that packages can take up to four weeks to arrive at their final destination.

Kids craft station

Little ones can write a letter to send to our troops currently serving, or colour in an ANZAC Day design.

DATE: Thursday April 18 to Sunday April 28
LOCATION: Level 2 near Zara

ANZAC story time with Brad Copelin

Join returned serviceman Brad Copelin for a live reading of children’s book 'My Grandad marches on ANZAC Day' by Catriona Hoy.

DATE: Thursday April 18,
TIME: 12pm
LOCATION: Level 2 near Zara

DATE: Tuesday April 23 and Wednesday April 24
TIME: 11am
LOCATION: Level 2 near Zara

Brad Copelin enlisted into the Australian Army in 1987 as an Infantryman and in 1992 he transferred to the Military Police. In 1996, Brad transferred to the Reserve and joined the Victoria Police, where he served until 2000. Brad returned to the full time Army in 2001, serving with in various leadership positions in Sydney and Darwin. He has been awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation with Star, Soldiers' Medallion for Exemplary Service, Provost Marshal-Army Certificate of Merit and two other commendations. An active member of the Engadine RSL Sub Branch, Brad is the Honorary Secretary and also a Director of Club Engadine RSL.

Find out where to commemorate ANZAC Day in the Shire.