News: 29 July 2016
On Sunday 18th September 2016, New Zealand is holding a national commemoration of the ‘War in France’ at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington. This Centenary event will honour all those who served in France during the First World War.
The commemoration starts with a formal remembrance service in the morning (11am), followed by a celebration of the ongoing New Zealand-France friendship in the early afternoon (12-3pm).
The Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s WW100 Programme Office is looking for French cultural and community groups and French businesses who are interested in being part of the afternoon activities – to share French culture through art, music, song, dance, food, and crafts.
The WW100 Office are also seeking volunteers to play ‘character parts’ during the event, interacting with the public to share their character’s ‘experiences’ on the First World War. You will need to learn your ‘character script’ in advance, and be confident engaging with a wide range of people in English and French.
If you are interested in taking part of this special commemorative event, please email: [email protected] outlining what your group or business would be interested in offering.
Updated on 31st August 2016