There is no better location to commemorate ANZAC Day than at the iconic Northern Beaches establishment Harbord Diggers and this year promises another huge schedule of ANZAC Day events at the Diggers. Despite undergoing redevelopment, the clubs ANZAC Day activities are set to take place as usual, with its exciting temporary venue launching just days prior.
Founded by diggers over 80 years ago, the club will host a special remembrance service on the morning of Monday 25 April, followed by hosting the largest game of two-up in Sydney from midday.
Harbord Diggers General Manager Dale Hunt said, “Our facilities are undergoing exciting major redevelopments, but the club’s temporary venue is ready to host members and guests for our traditional ANZAC activities.
“Our morning ANZAC service is an especially important annual tradition at Harbord Diggers and it is a service not to be missed,” continued Mr Hunt.
“While we maintain our strong legacy throughout the year, ANZAC Day is a day when the community comes together to commemorate and pay tribute to our fallen soldiers and honour those who continue to battle for our freedom,” he added.
The Club’s morning service will commence at 8am, with the proceedings to include a traditional parade, wreath laying ceremony, addresses from local VIPs and a RAAF jet flypast.
The morning service will also feature performances by Sydney Philharmonia’s VOX Choir. VOX is the young adult ensemble of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs which is Australia’s largest choral organisation who have performed for the Lord of the Rings trilogy films and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
“We are honoured to be joined this year again by Sydney Philharmonia’s VOX Choir who will perform at our ANZAC service. They were a stand out performance at our Centenary of ANZAC service last year and we are delighted to have them return,” said Mr Hunt.
The Harbord Diggers ANZAC service will be held in the eastern car park of the club commencing at 8am sharp. The parade will assemble from 7.30am.
“We encourage locals to join us to celebrate ANZAC Day. Our service will be followed by the biggest game of two-up in Australia, kicking off from 12pm and we are also excited to see our guests on the day enjoy our newly opened temporary club dining venues,” concluded Mr Hunt.
Included in the Harbord Diggers temporary club venue are two top-shelf dining establishments – Gio and Dig Inn Café & Bar as well as a local providores and a pop-up ‘50s themed food caravan – Diggers Diner. All these venues will be newly open on ANZAC Day.
For more information please visit the club website or phone 02 9938 1444.