The AHQ 10th Anniversary Celebration Weekend and Dinner – Announced

Written by ahq_admin

27 June 2021

After much consideration, in March this year we announced that the Aussie Hero Quilts 10th Anniversary Celebration Weekend and Dinner would be delayed until 2022. It is now with great joy, that we announce that the date for the Aussie Hero Quilts anniversary has been confirmed as Saturday 12 March 2022 at the Rex Hotel Canberra. Booking details will be released in due course, keep an eye out on this blog for updates.


As usual, the 10th anniversary celebration dinner will be coupled with a volunteer’s celebration weekend with events occurring from the afternoon of Friday 11 March to Sun 13 March, where volunteers will get the opportunity to see the sights of Canberra and get to know each other.  Activities generally include tours, attendance at the Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony, and a volunteers dinner on Friday 11 March. We know that people like as much notice as possible to save for the trip and book flights, and are excited to confirm the date.


For those volunteers that are new to our team, the volunteers’ weekend is a great opportunity to get to know each other and meet some of the many grateful recipients of quilts and laundry bags. The weekend involves a Volunteers’ Gathering (held the night before the annual dinner on the Friday night) where volunteers get to hear from some of our recipients and other interesting speakers. Saturday generally entails a newbies brunch with our founder, Jan-Maree Ball before an opportunity to undertake a tour of key sights in Canberra and some quilting shops, before attending the annual ‘Thank you Dinner’ that night. It is always a wonderful weekend that is rounded out with a casual breakfast/brunch at Poppy’s Café at the Australian War Memorial. Specific details of the volunteers’ weekend will be released in closer to the end of 2021.


For those volunteers planning on joining us for the volunteers’ weekend, the Rex Hotel Canberra are offering 10% off the room rate with the discount code AUSSIE for the weekend. The code is used when booking through their website.


The rates will change as we get closer to the date and as demand increases – the discount code will be 10% off the best available rate at the time of booking. 


Currently the rates will be lowest as we are quite far out, there are for the night of 12th March 2022:

King Room = $153.00 per night (with 10%, $137.70pn)

Crown Suite = $182.00 per night (with 10% $163.80pn)

I know that some people will be nervous booking so far in advance with border closures etc, but their cancellation policy is 24hours notice free of charge – so 2pm the day before the check in date.


There will be more information to follow in the coming months. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on 


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