Red for Remembrance 1918 - 2018 We Will Not Forget

Project overview

On Remembrance Day, we remember all those who died or suffered serving our country during conflicts. The 11th November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War.

This historic occasion will be commemorated with a major event from 4pm on Saturday 10 November at Memorial Park in Gympie.

This project will acknowledge our region’s history and the significant contribution of Queenslanders in the campaign for their courage, integrity, resilience, mateship, teamwork, duty and sacrifice. 

Major event

  • Screening of five short film documentaries (produced for the project)
  • Three of the town's iconic building will be lit up with red themed evening illuminations and art projections
  • Three purpose built light boxes installed in Memorial Park that will project a Q100 Anzac Digital Collection of images from the Gympie region
  • A big band musical performance and regionally formed choir
  • An ephemeral art installation of poppies made by the community 
  • A screening of a WW1 Australian feature film 
Buses will be provided to transport residents to attend the event at Memorial Park on Saturday, 10 November. Buses will pick up from Imbil, Kandanga, Amamoor, Goomeri, Kilkivan, Chatsworth, Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay and Goomborian. 


Community initiatives 

  • Local schools, community organisations and aged care facilities are invited to make poppies that will create the Poppy Art installation. Special kits with templates and an instructional video will be distributed to schools and groups that would like to participate.
  • Local choirs and singers are invited to form a greater regional choir for the event. An introductory information session will be held from 1pm on Saturday, 22 September at the Senior Citizens Hall, Mellor Street, Gympie.
  • Local business and residents are invited to decorate their shops and letterboxes in red as a mark of respect to all of our servicemen and women. 


More information

For more details or to find out how you can be involved, contact Council's Cultural Development Officer on 1300 307 800.

This project is funded by the Gympie Regional Council and proudly supported by the Queensland Government.