Search:



Redcliffe RSL announces service changes

Posted: 8am 15 Feb 2021

Redcliffe RSL has scaled back its plans for Anzac Day in a bid to keep the community safe, while still honouring veterans.

The Sub-Branch will proceed with its Dawn Service, but has cancelled its mid-morning service and march along with its Woody Point service.

It has also cancelled its cemetery service, which usually takes place the weekend before Anzac Day.

Vice-President Cheryl Barrett says the ongoing threat posed by COVID-19 had forced their hand.

“We feel we need to do it for the veterans but we know we have to keep everyone safe, especially our high-risk veterans,” Ms Barrett says.

The Sub-Branch is working closely with Queensland Health on a COVID-Safe plan for the Dawn Service.

There will be limited seating capacity and while the RSL would love to welcome everyone, it is encouraging those at high risk and others to tune into the service which will be broadcast on community radio station 99.7FM.

“We’re encouraging people to stand at the end of their driveways and listen to the broadcast on 99.7FM,” Ms Barrett says.

What’s happening on the day?

The service will start at 5.30am, following a short march by veterans from Baker St at 5.15am.

Only invited guests will be permitted in the cordoned off area and space will be allocated for those with mobility issues.

VIPs will be permitted to lay wreaths alongside Redcliffe RSL president Neville Cullen. Everyone else will have an opportunity to lay wreaths after the ceremony.

The RSL will still host its Gunfire Breakfast after the ceremony, with veterans and their families to be given preference and allowed to enter first. If there is room, others will be allowed to enter. Those attending are asked to make a gold coin donation which will be passed on to Legacy.

Redcliffe RSL will be open after the service, with two-up starting at 1pm.

Parking changes

There won’t be parking at Redcliffe Showground this year, as its Sunday markets will be running, but there will be parking at Pearson Park, Klingner Rd (adjacent to the TAFE campus). SES will be onsite to assist, but there won’t be a shuttle bus.

Disability parking will be available across the road from Redcliffe Police Station.

More information will be provided closer to the day.

Want more local news? You’ll find it here

Share

Trending

Grand finale to Hills Festival

Four weeks of events showcasing the Hills District will culminate in colour and entertainment during Hills Carnival on May 29.…

The Best Op Shops in the Moreton Bay Region

The war on waste has spread to our wardrobes so it’s time to rethink fast-fashion purchasing and become a recycling pro. Cheap modern clothing made of inferior fabric is designed to be replaced the next season, hence “fast fashion’’…

More you might like:

Trending

Local News   •   23-10-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Mum swaps sales for study to help young people

Stints as a foster carer prompted Morayfield mother-of-three Rebecca Patterson to reassess her career options and start studying at USC Moreton Bay.…

Local News   •   22-10-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Thousands flock to emergency expo

Thousands of visitors were given a rare chance to see the work of our region’s emergency services along the Bribie foreshore at the weekend.…

Local News   •   22-10-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Schools join Saturday vaccination blitz

Eight schools in the Moreton Bay Region will be part of a Super Saturday Vaccination Blitz tomorrow.…

Local News   •   22-10-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Caboolture West amendment gets green light

A new planning scheme amendment has given the long-awaited green light to the development of Caboolture West’s first new urban community. Read more here...…

Local News   •   22-10-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Green thumbs plant 1000 native trees in three hours

Another 1000 native trees were planted in just three hours at North Harbour’s Tree Planting Day thanks to the hard work of the local community.…

Local Stories   •   22-10-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Moreton Bay Region businesses shine at technology awards

Two Moreton Bay Region businesses have won prestigious Women in Technology awards overnight. Read about their success...…

Your free local community newspaper, home delivered fortnightly.

Read Latest Edition

Close