21 April 2010

Where to remember - Anzac Day 2010

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Having not spent an Anzac Day in Canberra for some time, I was recently very upset to hear that the RSL in town has closed down. Not only is this an awful reflection on the nation’s capital, but leaves me at a loss of where to go for a Gunner’s breakfast pre-dawn service, and two-up post-dawn service.

Can anyone tell me where the diggers go to now?



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The Australian on City Walk has $10 breakfast from 8am, Two Up from 10am, live footy on the big screens and anyone wearing medals gets 50% off all food and drink throughout the day!

Casino Canberra, upstairs for 2-up!

barking toad9:16 am 21 Apr 10

Canberra Irish Club in Weston for breakfast and later Two-Up

Clown Killer9:00 am 21 Apr 10

From recollection the Ainslie Footballl Club used to offer breakfast after the dawn service and two-up throughout the day – reasonably convenient to the War Memorial too. You could also contact the Manuka RSL which is still going strong (and I might add an excellent place to stop for a beer anytime of the year).

As far as the closure of the RSL in Civic I believe that your grossly over-cooking it to suggest that its closure is somehow a reflection on the wider Canberra community. Given the membership requirements for clubs in the ACT (including RSL clubs) it would be more accurate – if you had to cast aspersions at all – to say that it reflected poorly on the membership of the club who evidently failed to patronise it enough for it to survive.

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