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Media release: Council receives funding from Queensland Anzac Centenary grants program

3 July 2018

Council has been successful in receiving funding from the Queensland Anzac Centenary grants program to host a significant commemorative event in November 2018 to mark 100 years since the Armistice, the agreement which led to the end of WWI.

The grant, worth $50,930, will assist Council to host a major commemorative event which will include projection art, a chorale performance of music from the era, a free film screening for the community and a public art installation.

Gympie Regional Council Mayor Mick Curran said it’s an honour for Council to be able to commemorate 100 years of the Anzacs in a memorable way.

“This funding will allow us to commemorate 100 years of the Anzacs in a really meaningful way, for all age groups,” he said.

“We’re really proud to be able to partner with our Gympie RSL Sub-Branch for this project. We’re looking forward to creating opportunities where local service men and women are recognised specifically”.

“We’re also hoping to get local schools and community groups involved with a community project to create an art installation of poppies."

During the Queensland Anzac Centenary, 2014–2018, Queensland Anzac Centenary grants have assisted many communities to commemorate the role played by Queenslanders in the First World War or another military anniversary. These projects can include digital innovation, preservation of war memorabilia or history, restoration of honour boards or public commemorative events which incorporate arts and culture.

The lasting legacy from the project includes a digital collection of images and footage of local service men and women, and a series of short film documentaries that highlights our local heroes and the contribution that Gympie made to the war effort.

More information about events will be released in the coming months.

This project is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.