All welcome at Red for Remembrance commemoration
GYMPIE Council is calling for community members, local choirs and singers, schools, businesses and aged care facilities to get involved in Red for Remembrance 1918-2018 activities across the region.
On November 10, Gympie Regional Council will host a major commemorative event honouring the end of WWI in Gympie's Memorial Park, funded by the Queensland Government's Queensland Anzac Centenary grants program.
Council will be hosting a range of community initiatives in the coming months in preparation for the event; including the creation of a regional choir (which will perform on the evening of the 10th), a large-scale poppy art installation project and a 'paint the town red' project where shopfronts and businesses will be encouraged to participate.
The first community choir session will be held from 1pm on Saturday, September 22 at the Gympie Senior Citizens Hall, Mellor Street Gympie. The session is free to attend and open to all ages and singing abilities. Registration is not required.
Mayor Mick Curran said he hopes the community will play their part in commemorating the ANZACs.
"If you or someone you know is part of a choir or loves to sing, this is a wonderful opportunity to come together with your community and be part of a historic event," he said.
"Council's Red for Remembrance 1918-2018 (We Will Not Forget) event is our opportunity to do our bit as a region in remembering the sacrifices of current and past servicemen and women".
The Red for Remembrance event will include night time light installations on Gympie's iconic historic buildings, a film screening of an Australian ANZAC film, and a series of short film documentaries showcasing the contribution of the Gympie Region in the war effort.
This project is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.
To find out more, contact Council on 1300307800 or go to gympie.qld.gov.au.