Australian & New Zealand Wine Society of Ottawa
March 29, 2015  

 G'day and Kia Ora!

ANZWS Ottawa is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the enjoyment of the wines of Australia and New Zealand. Through exposure to, and education about the wines and wine regions of these great countries, the Society seeks to encourage, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, a greater awareness of the wine varietals, the diversity and the styles of Aussie and Kiwi wines.

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California Wine Fair Tour in Ottawa

Friday, April 10th, 2015, 7pm - 9:30pm

Expect over 100 wineries represented and well more than 400 wines to taste in one gala event. It's best to use the spit containers provided while sampling, and to arrange for public transportation.

Highly regarded as 'the' wine show of the year that one does not miss; it's often sold out. Purchase tickets now at and have questions answered via the California Wine Fair Hotline (905) 336-8932 or 1-800-558-CORK (2675).

There are NO tickets sold at the door!

ANZAC Day Centenary Services in Canada in 2015

ANZAC Day - April 25 - is Australia and New Zealand's most important day of commemoration. The day marks the anniversary of the first major military action of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I, on 25 April 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey. The anniversary is commemorated annually in Australia, New Zealand and in many countries around the world. 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, an event which was crucial in shaping our national identities.

For more information on the ANZAC story, click here.

Each year, the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions in Canada join together to host commemorative ANZAC Day events in Ottawa. This year, in honour of the Centenary, we are hosting two separate services to mark the day. You are welcome to attend either or both.

Traditional ANZAC Dawn Service
  Saturday 25 April, 5:45am
Location: National War Memorial, Wellington St, Ottawa, K1P 5A4
Dress: Ceremonial uniform with medals or business attire
Organised by: Australian and New Zealand High Commissions
Please be prepared to stand throughout this short service.
Enquiries can be directed to

ANZAC Service
  Saturday 25 April, 9:00am
Location: Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, K1A 0M8
Dress: Ceremonial uniform with medals or business attire
Organised by: Australian and New Zealand High Commissions in partnership with the Canadian War Museum
The traditional remembrance service will be followed by a reception.
Enquiries can be directed to


You are also welcome to visit the Canadian War Museum's photographic exhibition Gallipoli - Three Perspectives, on display in the museum lobby from 16 April to 10 May.


High Commissioner
H.E. Mr Tony Negus APM

The Australian High Commissioner to Canada is His Excellency Mr Tony Negus APM. Taking up his appointment in February 2015, Mr Negus previously served in the Australian Federal Police for 32 years and most recently as its Commissioner from 2009-2014.

Mr Negus has been awarded the Australian Police Medal (APM) in 2005, the Bintang Bhayangkara Utama Medal (National Police Meritorious Service Star, Indonesia) in 2012, the International Police and Public Safety 9/11 Medal (United States) in 2012 and the INTERPOL Fund for a Safer World Medal in recognition of his significant contribution to global safety and security in 2014.

Mr Negus holds a Masters of Public Policy and Administration from Charles Sturt University, a Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership from the Australian Institute of Police Management, and has attended the Harvard University leadership program. Mr Negus is married with three children.

The Australian Australian and New Zealand Wine Society would also like to thank the outgoing High Commissioner, Ms. Louise Hand. It has been a pleasure to have her support and assistance in the promotion of wines and vintners of Australia during her 3 years in Ottawa.

Renewing or Want To Join Us? - the more the merrier!

If you would like to renew or join our membership (you don't have to be an Aussie or a Kiwi by the way), just click on the membership link. Come on, it's that easy, don't be shy - we'd love to have you join us!

Cheers and a big Aussie Aussie Aussie, oi oi oi to you all!

Karina, Brian, Mary, Steve, Gary, Rebecca, Phil, Stuart and Phil.


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