An­zac Day events across the re­gion

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Ararat Ru­ral City

Ararat: 6am, dawn ser­vice, Barkly Street, war memo­rial; 10am, march, step off Edith Cavell Mon­u­ment. Wil­laura: 6am, dawn ser­vice at ceno­taph; 9am, march and com­mem­o­ra­tive ser­vice, ceno­taph.


Dim­boola: 6am, dawn ser­vice at Dim­boola Memo­rial site, guest speaker, Char­lie Rees; 6.30am, break­fast at Dim­boola Memo­rial Sec­ondary Col­lege; 8.30am, march leav­ing from the col­lege fol­lowed by wreath lay­ing at the ceno­taph; com­mem­o­ra­tion in sec­ondary col­lege au­di­to­rium with guest speaker LCDR Lach­lan Sow­den RAN, sup­ported by Nhill-dim­boola Brass Band, lo­cal Cub, Scouts and Girl Guide groups, Dim­boola schools and Dim­boola RSL. Jeparit: 6am, dawn ser­vice at Broadway Memo­rial fol­lowed by break­fast at RSL clu­b­rooms; 11am, An­zac memo­rial ser­vice at Jeparit Memo­rial Hall, guest speaker is An­drew Al­mond; fol­low­ing the ser­vice a march will pro­ceed to the Broadway Memo­rial for a wreath-lay­ing ser­vice; bar­be­cue lunch to fol­low at RSL clu­b­rooms. Nhill: 6.30am, dawn ser­vice at the war memo­rial statue in Goldswor­thy Park; bar­be­cue break­fast to fol­low, hosted by Ro­tary, gold coin do­na­tion; 10.30am, wreath lay­ing at the ceno­taph fol­lowed by gath­er­ing for a march to Nhill Memo­rial Com­mu­nity Cen­tre; 11am, ser­vice at Nhill Memo­rial Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, guest speaker is Henry Berry; morn­ing tea to fol­low in the sol­diers lounge. Rain­bow: 9.45am, as­sem­ble at the ceno­taph, fol­lowed by gath­er­ing for a march; ser­vice to fol­low at the MECCA, Fed­eral Street in Rain­bow, ad­dress by lo­cal speak­ers; morn­ing tea in Rain­bow RSL sup­per room.

Hor­sham Ru­ral City

Hor­sham: 6am, gather at Hor­sham Ceno­taph for dawn ser­vice; 6.15am, march assem­bly at the cor­ner of Hock­ing and Fire­brace streets; march to ceno­taph; 6.30am, dawn ser­vice at ceno­taph, guest speaker, Ma­jor David El­lis, lay­ing of wreaths, Ode, Last Post, minute’s si­lence, Rouse; 7.10am, guests in­vited to re­turn to Hor­sham RSL for light break­fast.

9.45am, march assem­bly in Mclachlan Street, ad­ja­cent to RSL en­trance; march from RSL to ceno­taph; 11am, com­mem­o­ra­tive ser­vice at ceno­taph, Wel­come to Coun­try, An­zac Re­quiem, guest speaker Ma­jor David El­lis, wreath lay­ing, Ode, Last Post, Rouse, Na­tional An­thems. Na­timuk: 10.30am, march to as­sem­ble at cor­ner of Main and Jory streets, rel­a­tives of ex-ser­vice­men in­vited to join the march. March will pause at the band ro­tunda to lay wreaths; 11am, An­zac ser­vice in Sol­diers Memo­rial Hall, guest speaker, Lieu­tenant Del­phine Astier, 128 Trans­port Troup, Hor­sham; Na­timuk Brass Band will play dur­ing the march and ser­vice.

North­ern Grampians

Great West­ern: 9am, march and ser­vice, guest speak­ers will be Stawell Sec­ondary Col­lege stu­dents. Stawell: 6am, dawn ser­vice at Stawell War Memo­rial in Main Street, fol­lowed by a gun-fire break­fast at Stawell Town Hall; 11am, march and com­mem­o­ra­tive ser­vice at war memo­rial, guest speaker, Mem­ber for Ripon Louise Sta­ley; re­fresh­ments at Stawell RSL will fol­low the ser­vice. St Ar­naud: 6am, dawn ser­vice at St Ar­naud War Memo­rial near the town hall, fol­lowed by break­fast in Lib­erty Hall; 10.30am, wreath lay­ing at war memo­rial, fol­lowed by a march from the memo­rial to Lib­erty Hall for an 11am ser­vice.

West Wim­mera

Ap­s­ley:10:45am, as­sem­ble at war memo­ri­als; 11am, march to town hall; 11:15am, An­zac Day ser­vice, guest speaker, Ma­jor Melissa Hop­kins; march to war memo­ri­als for lay­ing of wreaths; light lunch pro­vided in RSL hall. Host, Langkoop-ap­s­ley RSL Sub-branch. Eden­hope: 8am, ‘Moose’s Break­fast’ at RSL hall, Lang­ford Street, $5 a head, mem­ber­ships avail­able; 10:30am, An­zac Day ser­vice at ceno­taph, fol­lowed by ser­vice at Eden­hope Me­chan­ics Hall, guest speaker, fol­lowed by light re­fresh­ments at RSL hall to watch the AFL An­zac Day memo­rial foot­ball match, Essendon v Colling­wood. Host, Eden­hope RSL Sub-branch. Note, any groups-or­gan­i­sa­tions-fam­ily mem­bers of First World War vet­er­ans who wish to lay a wreath should call RSL sec­re­tary Mal Hunt­ing on 0428 352 705. Goroke: 10am, march from po­lice sta­tion to war memo­rial – as­sem­ble at 9:30am; memo­rial ser­vice in Goroke Hall, guest speaker, Pam Cup­per, au­thor and for­mer his­tory teacher, wreath and cross lay­ing at war memo­rial; morn­ing tea and dis­play of mem­o­ra­bilia in Goroke Hall, bring a plate for morn­ing tea, in­quiries to 0429 959 909. Host, Goroke War Memo­rial Com­mit­tee, as­sisted by Goroke P12 Ad­vance Group. Har­row: 10:30am, ec­u­meni­cal ser­vice at Har­row RSL Hall; 11am, march past of vet­er­ans and RSL mem­bers with piper An­drew Teusner, guest speaker, Lead­ing Se­nior Con­sta­ble Jim Richard­son of Goroke Po­lice Sta­tion; wreath-lay­ing cer­e­mony fol­lowed by The Last Post, Reveille and Na­tional An­them; morn­ing tea and re­fresh­ments at hall, a do­na­tion would be ap­pre­ci­ated. Host, Har­row RSL Sub-branch. Kaniva: 10:30am, as­sem­ble at RSL park-band park for 10:55am start, An­zac Day ser­vice at ceno­taph, fol­lowed by re­fresh­ments at Club Ho­tel, 54 Com­mer­cial Street, Kaniva, gold coin do­na­tion. Host, Kaniva RSL Sub­branch.


Beu­lah: 11am, cer­e­mony at Beu­lah Re­cre­ation Re­serve memo­rial gates; bar­be­cue at lake re­serve to fol­low. Brim: 8:45am, as­sem­ble at Brim Memo­rial Hall; 9am, ser­vice. Hopetoun: 6am, dawn ser­vice at Hopetoun RSL Hall, fol­lowed by break­fast; 10am, An­zac Day cer­e­mony at memo­rial hall, gold coin do­na­tion. Minyip: 9.15am, ded­i­ca­tion of First World War Memo­rial, 9.30am, march starts from Minyip Memo­rial Gates, fol­lowed by a ser­vice at the memo­rial hall. Mur­toa: 6am, dawn ser­vice at Mur­toa Memo­rial Gates; 11.30am, march from fire sta­tion, fol­lowed by a ser­vice at the memo­rial gates. Patchewol­lock: 10.45am, as­sem­ble at the front of Patchewol­lock Ho­tel fol­lowed by a cer­e­mony and light lunch in Patchewol­lock Hall; guest speaker Colin Mack. Ru­pa­nyup: 9.45am, march starts from po­lice sta­tion, fol­lowed by ser­vice at Ru­pa­nyup Memo­rial Hall; un­veil­ing of the pillars fol­low­ing morn­ing tea. Sheep Hills: 7am, march from Boo­lite Road cor­ner, folowed by ser­vice at the Ceno­taph. War­rackn­abeal: 10.30am, march assem­bly at the cor­ner of Mil­bourne and Scott streets, fol­lowed by march and wreath-lay­ing cer­e­mony at the An­zac park gates; guest speaker, Graeme Massey. Woome­lang: 9am, ser­vice at Woome­lang Group School, morn­ing tea at the school to fol­low.

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