¿ ANZAC DAY SERVICE GUIDE ¿
LAKE MACQUARIE ELECTORATE
¿ Anzac Day services in the district are again impacted by social distancing restrictions this year, so I've put together this list to show which services are on and which aren't.
¿ Please be aware that some of the services are by invitation only.
¿ I know that many people have been asking why all the services can't go ahead, especially given that crowds are back at sporting stadiums and night clubs have reopened. There are a number of factors, but in the end each RSL sub-branch has made a decision based on what they could afford, and how they could manage the safety of their veterans as well as crowds in line with Covid restrictions. Crowds at a football match are seated and managed with QR codes and registers, and those types of things are not something the small sub-branches have the capacity to handle, especially when large numbers simply arrive randomly at a service. It's disappointing, but hopefully we'll be back to normal operations next year.
¿ In any case, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM, in our driveways at dawn or in other unique ways like we did last year.
¿ LOCAL SERVICES ON SUNDAY ¿
¿ Boolaroo-Speers Point – No service or march.
¿ Cardiff – Invited guests only. 5am Dawn Service at Cardiff RSL. 4.45am march, restricted to Cardiff RSL sub-branch veterans.
¿ Doyalson-Wyee – 5am Dawn Service at the cenotaph outside the club. March starting at 8.30am in Wentworth Ave, followed by main service at the cenotaph at 9am.
¿ Morisset – 6am Dawn Service outside Dora Creek Workers Club. Main Service at 9.30am. No march this year.
¿ Rathmines – 12.45pm march to memorial (near Club Catalina) followed by service at 1pm.
¿ Ryhope – No service this year.
¿ Teralba – No service or march.
¿ Toronto – No march to Goffet Park this year. Sub-branch members are holding their own private memorial service by invitation only.
¿ Wangi Wangi - 5.30am Dawn Service at the War Memorial at Wangi RSL Club. 10.00am March from corner of Puna Rd and Dobell Drive to the war memorial (march participation by invitation only). Main service will follow the march at about 10.30am. Historic vehicle display on the RSL foreshore all day.