Canberra Reunion 2017

1963 Leeuwin JR’s Reunion
Canberra 27-29 October 2017

This flyer is to advise members of the intended Reunion next year to be held in Canberra. Functions have been booked as follows:

Friday 27 Oct 17 – Meet and Greet at the Mercure (Olims) Hotel, Ainslie Ave Braddon
Saturday 28 Oct 17 – Main Dinner at the Mercure (Olims) Hotel
Sunday 29 Oct 17 – Farewell Lake Cruise and Buffet Lunch – Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club aboard the MV Southern Cross, Mariner Place, Yarralumla.

Expressions of Interest (EOI)
As deposits have had to be paid we are asking for a $50 per person EOI Registration Fee. This will be deducted from your final costs. Your attendance will not be confirmed until the Registration Fee has been received.

EOI’s should be advised no later than 31 Jul 17 to Barry Parker at mobile: 0419 767 213 or home: 02 4473 8992.

PLEASE NOTE: We are planning on having first name or nick name on the function nametags and we also need to be advised of any special dietary requirements that you may have. Please contact Barry Parker with this information so these details can be added to our spreadsheet for future reference and use.

The $50 pp can either be direct deposited, using your Official Number as the reference, to the 1963 Reunion HMAS Leeuwin account:

BSB: 032-003
Account number: 307469

or mailed to Ron Giveen at:

PO Box 137
Dee Why NSW 2099

The following prices for each function have been confirmed.

Meet & Greet: $30.00 per person
Main Dinner: $80.00 per person (3 course dinner)
3 Hour Lake Cruise: $70.00 per person (this includes a $20.00 pp charter fee).

As the MV Southern Cross will only carry a maximum of 80 people the first 80 to indicate they wish to attend and pay their Registration Fee will be able to attend.

Final reunion payments are to be received by 15 Sep 17.

As two of our functions are being held at the Mercure Hotel they have provided us with a discounted guest room rate for the period of the Reunion.

The table below provides the costing for the rooms.

Room Only
Date Superior King Room Deluxe Loft Room
26/10/17 $180.00 per room $240.00 per room
27/10/17 $180.00 per room $240.00 per room
28/10/17 $180.00 per room $240.00 per room

Room and Breakfast for 2 People
Date Superior King Room Deluxe Loft Room
26/10/17 $210.00 per room $270.00 per room
27/10/17 $210.00 per room $270.00 per room
28/10/17 $210.00 per room $270.00 per room

If you wish to book the contact details are:
Phone: 02 6243 0000
You must quote the Block Code of 1963LEEUWINJ when making your booking.

Of course there are many other options for accommodation in Canberra if you do not wish to avail yourself of this deal. Check out

All accommodation bookings and payments are your own responsibility.

For those wishing to bring caravans etc. there are several Tourist Parks in and around Canberra including:
Eagle Hawk – Sutton
Alivio Tourist Park – O’Connor
Canberra Carotel – Watson
Riverside Tourist Park – Queanbeyan
Queanbeyan Caravan Park – Queanbeyan

Rabbits & Memorabilia
These are in the process of being finalised and will be promulgated shortly.

Tourist Attractions
There are many activities in and around Canberra to fill in the days. Some of these include:

Australian War Memorial
National Zoo and Aquarium
Old and New Parliament Houses
National Art Gallery
National Museum
Many wineries around the region

If you have any questions please contact me at:

Mobile: 0417 027 814
Home: 02 6231 5429

Ian Schubert
Chairman 2017 Reunion Committee