ANZAC Day 2016 was again an important day on the Southern Gold Coast calendar, with Currumbin RSL’s commemorative efforts creating a strong sense of remembrance for our local community and beyond.
The ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Elephant Rock was as reverent as always and the rain only showed people’s resolve to stay in respect to our diggers, with around 15,000 people in attendance.
The Rock of Remembrance Poppy Project was on display again in 2016 for 10 days. This year the poppies were luminescent at night, receiving a myriad of comments on this moving tribute.
Also displayed along the shores of Currumbin Beach for 10 days, the Outdoor Photographic Exhibition ‘Camera on Gallipoli’ showcased some fantastic historical images and stories for onlookers to observe.
Currumbin RSL’s Crowd Funding campaign to assist with rising costs of hosting the iconic Dawn Service moved steadily but saw a surge in funds after a 7 NEWS media story. There were also many positive emails and Facebook. At the 11th hour 7 NEWS Gold Coast offered to make up the missing funds to reach their goal of $15,000.
We congratulate the RSL for their tireless efforts in keeping the ANZAC spirit alive in our community, and for another year of ANZAC events well done.