Big plans for Anzac weekend

17/05/2019 Posted by admin

MEMORABILIA: Anzac Centenary Sub-Committee co-chairman Peter Linn and RSL president Garry Johnston with some of the club’s World War I memorabilia on the newly renovated back porch, which local students will paint as part of the 2015 Gallipoli anniversary.LOCAL students will paint the town red,and various other colours, as part of nextyear’s Gallipoli anniversary commemorations.

Anzac Centenary Sub-Committee cochairman,Anglican Archdeacon VenerablePeter Linn said the Port Lincoln HighSchool, Navigator College, Port LincolnPrimary School and St Joseph’s Schoolwere joining artistic forces to help make theAnzac weekend memorable.

In the lead-up to the event, high schoolstudents will create contemporary muralsfor the RSL back and side walls, and willalso do artworks on their interpretation ofwhat the centenary means to them for anexhibition at the Nautilus Arts Centre.

The Port Lincoln Singers and PortLincoln Primary School students are workingon a performance at the military display,which will be near the Makybe Divaforeshore statue on the Sunday.

“The schools are very keen to get involvedand we’re keen to see what the studentsviews and interpretations are,” Ven Linnsaid.

Prior to the Anzac weekend Woof Designwill photograph and digitally archive theRSL’s extensive collection of artefacts, withthe photos to be made available to the publicthrough the RSL and local school websitesas an educational resource.

Ven Linn said Port Lincoln should beproud of its extensive memorabilia display.

“It’s absolutely amazing.”The Anzac weekend will feature variousfestivities including a traditional 1940sstyle dinner dance at the Nautilus ArtsCentre, an all-night youth vigil at the warmemorial and sporting events atCentenary Oval.

Crowds are expected to reach up to 3000for the dawn service and about 5000 peopleare set to attend the weekend’s events.

In coming months there are plans toupgrade the war memorial with extrapaving and a disabled ramp.

The gun, propeller and anchor will alsobe moved, and lighting, a low wall for seating,and signage will be installed.

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