Bli Bli community set to commemorate special ANZAC Day service

Parklakes Remembrance Day 2023

Hundreds of locals are expected to attend a special ANZAC Day ceremony at the Parklakes Bli Bli cenotaph at the Avenue of Honour thanks to the foresight of the estate’s developers along with the incredible work of approximately 100 veterans living within the community.

Parklakes developer Peter Shadforth and event organiser Dan Penman from the Halcyon Veterans

Dan Penman is one of the Halcyon Veterans responsible for the ongoing maintenance and activation of the Avenue of Honour precinct and says it will be a special ANZAC Day ceremony at Parklakes.

“It’s going to be such a special day, not just for the many veterans who live in and around Bli Bli, but we’ve also got hundreds of students from both the Good Samaritan and Bli Bli State schools participating along with Padre David Eden, the Lakeside singers as well as local residents, politicians and businesses.

“The Avenue of Honour was first proposed by the developers of Parklakes back in 2015 to recognise the many men and women from around here who served in WWI and WWII as well as Vietnam and Afghanistan, but there was nothing to remember them or commemorate their service. That’s how the Avenue of Honour came to life and the response from the community has been exceptional.

“The ANZAC Day theme this year is ‘Our Freedom Came at a Price’ and we will take the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice of all servicemen and servicewomen and their incredible contribution to our nation.

“The whole community is behind this event and we are expecting a huge turn out. I am certain that we are starting a great new local tradition here at Parklakes,” Dan said.

Event: RSL Sunshine Coast ANZAC Day Service – Bli Bli

Date: Thursday April 25 2024

Time: 9am-11am

Location: Bli Bli Cenotaph Parklakes Drive Bli Bli

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