WVNA – Commemorating The Contribution Of Woman Veterans
Women Veterans Network Australia (W/VNA) is pleased to celebrate and pause to reflect on the contribution of women in defence with its inaugural ANZAC Day Service to be held in Western Sydney.
Initiated as a nod of respect to defence women, current and former, the inaugural event boasts an all-female service including its catafalque party, chaplain, master of ceremony and acknowledgement of country providing recognition.
To be held in partnership with the City of Penrith RSL sub-Branch, this symbolic ceremony was initiated to attest to the general public that the face of Defence Force Veterans and also included women.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event will be an intimate gathering limited to 50 invited guests only, which includes respective dignitaries, current and ex-serving defence women, and representatives of Penrith RSL Club, City of Penrith RSL sub-Branch, City of St Marys sub-Branch, and Blaxland/Glenbrook sub-Branch.
DATE: Saturday, 24 April 2021
TIME: 10.15AM for 10.30AM start
VENUE: Memory Park, Penrith
For imagery and interview opportunities, please contact:
WVNA – Western Sydney Coordinator Ms Del Gaudry
M: 0447995487 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: wvna.org.au
WVNA (Women Veterans Network Australia) is a volunteer-based Ex-Service Organisation helping women veterans to network and connect with each other through social connection, networking, sharing of information and providing greater access to services.
Originally formed in Townsville in 2015 by female veterans who found themselves socially isolated after leaving the Australian Defence Force, WVNA now boasts more than 25 registered groups in every state and territory nationally.
It exists as Australia’s only all-female veteran group advocating for issues relevant to its members and is open to defence women current and former, regardless of service type or deployment history.