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Volunteer call out for Canterbury-Bankstown Meals on Wheelshttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/volunteer-call-out-for-canterbury-bankstown-meals-on-wheelsVolunteer call out for Canterbury-Bankstown Meals on Wheels2022-05-17T14:00:00Z
Local favourites will delight foodies at the Campsie Street Festivalhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/local-favourites-will-delight-foodies-at-the-campsie-street-festivalLocal favourites will delight foodies at the Campsie Street Festival2022-05-16T14:00:00Z
Bankstown set for a major transformation as a health and wellbeing precincthttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/bankstown-set-for-a-major-transformation-as-a-health-and-wellbeing-precinctBankstown set for a major transformation as a health and wellbeing precinct2022-05-11T14:00:00Z
CBCity hosts Australia’s largest citizenship ceremonyhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-hosts-australia’s-largest-citizenship-ceremonyCBCity hosts Australia’s largest citizenship ceremony2022-05-10T14:00:00Z
It’s time for a festival!https://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/it’s-time-for-a-festivalIt’s time for a festival!2022-05-09T14:00:00Z
Keep Connected, stay inspired – meet our local heroeshttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/keep-connected-stay-inspired-–-meet-our-local-heroesKeep Connected, stay inspired – meet our local heroes2022-05-02T14:00:00Z
Campsie streets to come alive with major food and arts festivalhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/campsie-streets-to-come-alive-with-major-food-and-arts-festivalCampsie streets to come alive with major food and arts festival2022-04-25T14:00:00Z
New look for water tanks adds more beauty to our parkshttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/new-look-for-water-tanks-adds-more-beauty-to-our-parksNew look for water tanks adds more beauty to our parks2022-04-18T14:00:00Z
2022 Easter and ANZAC day opening hourshttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/easter-opening-hours2022 Easter and ANZAC day opening hours2022-04-12T14:00:00Z
Popular free swim instructor course returnshttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/popular-free-swim-instructor-course-returnsPopular free swim instructor course returns2022-04-10T14:00:00Z
New life for Kelso waste facilityhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/new-life-for-kelso-waste-facilityNew life for Kelso waste facility2022-04-10T14:00:00Z
Let your hair hang down at Youth Festivalhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/let-your-hair-hang-down-at-youth-festivalLet your hair hang down at Youth Festival2022-04-03T14:00:00Z
Save on School Holiday activities this Autumnhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/save-on-school-holiday-activities-this-autumnSave on School Holiday activities this Autumn2022-04-03T14:00:00Z
Finding a job and having fun – CBCity’s Youth Weekhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/finding-a-job-and-having-fun-–-cbcity’s-youth-weekFinding a job and having fun – CBCity’s Youth Week2022-04-03T14:00:00Z
Ramadan Nights Lakemba: Take your tastebuds on an island adventurehttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/ramadan-nights-lakemba-take-your-tastebuds-on-an-island-adventureRamadan Nights Lakemba: Take your tastebuds on an island adventure2022-03-27T13:00:00Z
Ramadan Nights Lakemba returns in full swinghttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/ramadan-nights-lakemba-returns-in-full-swingRamadan Nights Lakemba returns in full swing2022-03-23T13:00:00Z
Celebrate cultural diversity with CBCityhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/celebrate-cultural-diversity-with-cbcityCelebrate cultural diversity with CBCity2022-03-13T13:00:00Z
Celebrate 50 years of Vietnamese culture with CBCityhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/celebrate-50-years-of-vietnamese-culture-with-cbcityCelebrate 50 years of Vietnamese culture with CBCity2022-03-06T13:00:00Z
Reconnecting local seniorshttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/reconnecting-local-seniorsReconnecting local seniors2022-03-06T13:00:00Z
City of Canterbury Bankstown wins Bluett Awardhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/city-of-canterbury-bankstown-wins-bluett-awardCity of Canterbury Bankstown wins Bluett Award2022-02-28T13:00:00Z
Belmore Town Centre upgradeshttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/belmore-town-centre-upgradesBelmore Town Centre upgrades2022-02-27T13:00:00Z
CBCity to be 100% powered by the sunhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-to-be-100-powered-by-the-sunCBCity to be 100% powered by the sun2022-02-23T13:00:00Z
Local Swim School breeds championshttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/local-swim-school-breeds-championsLocal Swim School breeds champions2022-02-21T13:00:00Z
CBCity's Innovative Sustainability Program acknowledgedhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcitys-innovative-sustainability-programs-acknowledgedCBCity's Innovative Sustainability Program acknowledged2022-02-20T13:00:00Z
Oodles of Noodles: Campsie's Lunar New Yearhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/oodles-of-noodles-campsies-lunar-new-yearOodles of Noodles: Campsie's Lunar New Year2022-02-15T13:00:00Z
CBCity's Bushcare Program inspire local Picassohttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcitys-bushcare-program-inspire-local-picassoCBCity's Bushcare Program inspire local Picasso2022-02-14T13:00:00Z
Have a say on revised draft Campsie Master Planhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/have-a-say-on-revised-draft-campsie-master-planHave a say on revised draft Campsie Master Plan2022-02-14T13:00:00Z
CBCity's Back to Events with Movies Under the Starshttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcitys-back-to-events-with-movies-under-the-starsCBCity's Back to Events with Movies Under the Stars2022-02-07T13:00:00Z
First Sydney Muslim Writers Festival held in Banskstownhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/first-sydney-muslim-writers-festival-held-in-banskstownFirst Sydney Muslim Writers Festival held in Banskstown2022-02-06T13:00:00Z
Lunar New Year Mural telling stories of emerging Artists in Western Sydneyhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/lunar-new-year-mural-telling-stories-of-emerging-artists-in-western-sydneyLunar New Year Mural telling stories of emerging Artists in Western Sydney2022-02-01T13:00:00Z

Join Bert in Honouring Local ANZAC Heroes

Join Bert in Honouring Local ANZAC Heroes Canterbury-Bankstown’s oldest veteran, Albert “Bert” Collins, will be front and centre at this year’s Anzac Day march in Sydney, and is encouraging all to take a moment to give thanks to and commemorate Australia’s servicemen and women. Yes Join Bert in Honouring Local ANZAC Heroes News and Updates; Media Releases
A Photo of Albert in front of his awards

Canterbury-Bankstown’s oldest veteran, Albert “Bert” Collins, will be front and centre at this year’s Anzac Day march in Sydney, and is encouraging all to take a moment to give thanks to and commemorate Australia’s servicemen and women.

At 105 years of age, “Bert” as he is fondly is known, can still recount his incredible life story from his early childhood, to his days on the battlefield and life in Bankstown after the war.

Mr Collins has been living in Bankstown since 1949 after returning home from serving in the second World War.

“I was a sergeant with the 52nd Australian Composite Anti-Aircraft Regiment based in New Guinea,” he told Council.

In recounting his stories, it’s clear the centenarian veteran has refused to give up the Anzac Spirit in him, but he’s always reminding himself and others about how lucky he is to be alive.

“When I was a boy, my Mum instilled in me a very important lesson,, which I’ve lived by my entire life,” he said.

“She said I must remember to never be rude to anyone, to never tell lies and to always show respect towards others … and I have every day of my life.”

To hear more of Bert’s life, which includes an amazing love story and his ballroom dancing prowess, watch our video at cb.city/AnzacDay2021

Join Council in commemorating Anzac Day at cb.city/AnzacDay2021, by posting a tribute of a family member or friend or tell us what Anzac Day means to you on our Tribute Wall, and receive a FREE copy of The thirty-one: The Bankstown Anzacs who never came home by Adam Courtenay (limited available).


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