Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced $12,000 for the Torquay RSL Sub-Branch as part of the Victoria Remembers Minor Grant Program.
The grant will help the Torquay RSL to conduct the 2019 Dawn Service to commemorate ANZAC Day at Point Danger in Torquay.
One of the largest services in Victoria outside of the Shrine of Remembrance, the Torquay RSL Dawn Service attracts many visitors from both intrastate and interstate, and enjoys enormous input and support from many sectors of the local community, including the Torquay Historical Society, Geelong Military re-enactment group, Torquay Scouts and Guides and Torquay schools.
2019 will mark the 70th anniversary of Dawn Services being held at Point Danger, with the first event held on ANZAC Day 1949.
The Andrews Labor Government has announced 16 grants totalling $158,700 have been approved through the Victoria Remembers Minor Grant Program.
These grants provide funding for projects which honour or commemorate the service and sacrifice of veterans and educate Victorians about the contribution made by our veterans in their service to the nation and the state.
By funding commemorative events, memorials and memorabilia collections, the Labor Government is helping to preserve our proud wartime heritage.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“The Dawn Services at Point Danger are extremely atmospheric and moving – I have always been impressed by the dedication and enthusiasm of the Torquay RSL in organising this iconic event.”
“I am really pleased the Torquay RSL have been able to secure funding once again from the Andrews Labor Government to undertake this project.”
“The Surf Coast has a proud wartime history, and it’s important we give our veterans that did us proud the fitting support and tribute they deserve.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans John Eren
“I encourage every Victorian to take the time and visit some of the amazing commemorative events, memorials and memorabilia collections that honour our veterans”