Cen­ten­nial pro­gramme in Waihi

Waihi will com­mem­o­rate Ar­mistice Day with a three-day event start­ing to­mor­row .

Waihi Leader - - Front Page -

FRI­DAY NOVEM­BER 9

Young Peo­ple’s Day

■ 1pm at the Cor­nish Pump­house: Re­mem­ber­ing our Past. Look­ing to the Fu­ture.

Start­ing on the grassy slope next to the ran­gatira statue, par­tic­i­pants will then walk past the Poppy Fence to the pit rim for a ded­i­ca­tion of the Peace Wings.

SATUR­DAY NOVEM­BER 10

They Also Serve — Women in World War I

■ 1pm: Tun­nelling Com­pany han­dem­broi­dered and quilted cloak ded­i­ca­tion and bless­ing at Waihi Memo­rial Hall.

Waihi Ward Coun­cil­lor Anne Marie Spicer will MC this event. Lis­ten to sto­ries from overseas and close to home. Hear the sol­dier’s view of the women’s story. The Tun­nelling Com­pany cloak de­signed and cre­ated by Kr­ishna Buck­man and the Waihi Em­broi­dery and Quil­ters groups will be ded­i­cated.

■ 6pm: Din­ner and Dance at Waihi RSA.

SUN­DAY NOVEM­BER 11

Ar­mistice Day — Lest We For­get

■ 6am: Pipers at dawn, Tun­nellers’ Memo­rial, Gil­mour Re­serve.

■ 8.15am: Peace Train leaves from Waihi Rail­way Sta­tion.

■ 9am: Peace Train leaves from Waikino Rail­way Sta­tion.

■ 9.30am: Morn­ing Tea at the Waihi RSA.

■ 10.30am: Church Ser­vice, Waihi Memo­rial RSA.

■ 11am: Ar­mistice Day Ser­vice. Church bell tolls 11 times. Two min­utes’ si­lence be­gins the Waihi Memo­rial RSA ser­vice.

■ 11.30am: Pa­rade with Roar­ing Cho­rus to Waihi Memo­rial Hall (Waihi RSA).

■ 12pm: Waihi Re­mem­bers, Waihi Memo­rial Hall. Read­ing of the Roll of Hon­our, guest speaker Dame Mar­garet Ba­z­ley. Com­mu­nity sto­ries.

■ Af­ter 12pm: Waihi Li­ons project Poppy Fence’s named pop­pies re­turned to descen­dants in the Hall.

■ Af­ter 12pm: Memo­rial Hall 60th birth­day cake and re­fresh­ments pro­vided by the Li­ons.

For­mer Waihi res­i­dent Wendy Joy Baker has writ­ten a poem to mark the cen­ten­nial of Ar­mistice Day.

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