The South Canterbury RSA organises commemoration and remembrance services for the community in Timaru for ANZAC Day and Armistice Day.

We also assist with the Poppy Day collection for the SC RSA Poppy Charitable Trust.

POPPY DAY - Friday 19 April 2024
We would like to thank the sites that allowed us to collect for Poppy Day this year.

Thanks also to the retailers who allowed us to leave a Poppy Box on their counter!!

Thanks to all our kind collectors on the day.

ANZAC DAY - 25 April 2024 - Timaru Services

Our 2024 services include:

6.15AM - DAWN SERVICE - Held at the Cenotaph - Queen Street, Timaru

Note this is slightly later than usual start as a trial this year.  0605 muster for the parade.  Parade assembles on the hospital side.

7.00AM - CEMETERY SERVICE - Timaru Cemetery - Domain Ave, Timaru

9.45AM - CIVIC SERVICE - Caroline Bay Soundshell

Parade falls in at 9.45am and marches past the Field of Remembrance.
Our Civic Service includes flyover, haka, speeches, poems, hymns, wreath laying and a field gun firing.

After the completion of the Civic Service commemorations continue at the Timaru Town and Country Club.

Entertainment will be provided by the South Canterbury Highland Pipe Band and The Drama Queens will be performing from 1-4pm


We would like to acknowledge the Timaru District Council for their ongoing support and funding for this event in the past and in 2024.

We also appreciate all participants who really make our ANZAC Day a special event.  Thanks especially to the South Canterbury Highland Pipe Band and The Alpine Energy Timaru Brass.

ARMISTICE DAY - 11 NOVEMBER - Timaru Services

Our usual short service is held just before 1100 at the Caroline Bay WWI Memorial. This includes an address by the RSA President, a guest speaker, a blessing, poems recited and the Last Post.

The Commemoration Committee works hard to provide a fitting service to pay tribute to the those who served our country during times of conflict.

We will remember them....

If you would like to get involved please consider joining the Commemoration Committee. 
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