The Redcliffe RSL Sub-Branch is pulling out all the stops this year and getting a jump on all the RSL QLD sub-branches Anzac Day activities with the backing of Moreton Bay Regional Council.
On Sunday 14th April, Redcliffe RSL will be coordinating a Poppy Service at 10am at the Redcliffe Cemetery in remembrance of the fallen Anzac diggers.
Then, on Thursday April 25th as the official host of the peninsula’s Anzac parades and services, the Redcliffe RSL will be hosting one of Queensland’s largest and most poignant Anzac Day services along the Redcliffe waterfront.
The annual Dawn Service and Anzac parade is a unique event taking place by the waterfront along Redcliffe’s peninsula at Anzac Park. Rise early and fall-in at 5am to march-off at 5:15am. The Anzac Day March will be separated into 3 groups: veterans accompanied by their families, cadets and others including those marching in remembrance of a loved one.
The March will be followed by a touching service at Anzac Place beginning at 5:30am.
Late comers and those struggling for a live-view of proceedings on the day will be able to breathe easy. Massive outdoor screens along with high-quality speakers will be erected to broadcast the service to the crowds gathered by the waterfront.
After the Anzac Day March all current and ex-servicemen and women along with their families will be invited to a free breakfast in the Redcliffe RSL’s Gallipoli Grill between 6am and 8am. Members of the public will be welcome to dig in alongside the Anzac diggers and their relatives for a gold coin donation, the proceeds of which will go to the Legacy charity organisation.
This April, Redcliffe RSL encourages all Moreton Bay Region locals from far and wide to heed the bugle call, embrace the Anzac spirit and come together as a community to eclipse last year’s epic crowd numbers. Join in the 9:40am Anzac Parade and service commencing at the Redcliffe Parade and Anzac Avenue roundabout, those wishing to participate need can assemble from. This march is the centrepiece of Redcliffe RSL’s Anzac Day events.
So round up the family, pack the kids into the car and flock to the bayside this year for the biggest and best Anzac Day activities and events to be found in south-east Queensland. With so many things to do in Redcliffe on Anzac Day the young ones will be kept riveted by the sights, sounds and excitement of Australia’s Anzac Day traditions, while also developing a healthy respect for the sacrifices made by the Gallipoli soldiers and current military personnel serving overseas.
Salute the Anzac diggers over a cold one at the Outdoor Two-Up Bar scheduled to open-up in Redcliffe RSL’s loading dock/car park after the main Anzac Parade and Anzac Service comes to a close. The Redcliffe RSL QLD sub-branch will welcome all Anzac event attendees onto the premises to mingle until late.
Fill the belly! Grab a table inside Redcliffe RSL’s Gallipoli Grill, Breezes Café, The Point Café Bar Restaurant, or the Sports Lounge and chow down on some modern Australian fare.
Come to the bayside to pay respects and salute the Anzac diggers this Anzac Day.
These road closures will be in place from 12:00 am midnight until 2:00 pm.
Please note: we strive to be as accurate as possible with the Anzac service information, however events are subject to change. If in doubt please contact the event organiser, Redcliffe RSL on (07) 3897 6000 or (07) 3897 6060 or visit www.redcliffersl.com.au
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