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The Defence Community Organisation
(DCO) Amberley, in partnership with
Ipswich City Council will be hosting the
annual 'Family Fun Day' on Saturday,
May 15 in Queens Park.
The National Families Week event will
showcase the lifestyle, activities and
facilities available at RAAF Amberley
and in the Ipswich area, for Defence
members, their families and the local
Free activities and entertainment
include static displays from Defence
and community groups, a jumping
castle, face painting, rock climbing wall,
Life-Be-In-It activities, sausage sizzle,
the RAAF Amberley Brass Band, camel
rides courtesy of 9FSB and much more.
Last year the event was a great success
attended by large crowds throughout
the day, so bring along a picnic lunch
and support your community.
The 'Family Fun Day' will be held in
Queens Park, Limestone St, Ipswich on
Saturday 15 May 10, between 10.00am
For details please contact Defence
Community Organisation Amberley on
5361 1678, or the Ipswich City Council
3810 6655 or visit www.ipswich.qld.au.
Family Fun Day
Thousands of Brisbane residents
turned up to honour the ANZACs in
a unique way at the inaugural RSL
ANZAC Eve Concert with QSO.
Audience members attending
the free community event at South
Bank's Suncorp Piazza spilled out
the doors to watch the Queensland
Symphony Orchestra perform an
ANZAC inspired musical programme
alongside several guest artists.
RSL Queensland President Doug
Formby said the League was proud
to have o ered the concert to the
community as a free gift, in honour
of past and present serving men and
"Through this event, the
community acknowledged not
just past sacri ce but the history of
music in war and how it has become
woven in time to certain events and
places," Mr Formby said.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Director of Artistic Planning, Richard
Wenn, said the collaboration
celebrated the freedoms made
possible by valiant sacri ce.
"It continues a tradition set
by composers such as Haydn,
Beethoven and Britten to
commemorate those who have
fallen, those who have been
victorious and the many millions
displaced or su ering loss as a
consequence of the ravages of war,"
Mr Wenn said.
Governor of Queensland, Ms
Penelope Wensley AO, said in her
opening address that music was a
tting way to honour the ANZACs
and those who have served since.
The success of the ANZAC Eve
concert will now see it become an
annual tribute to Australia and New
Zealand's servicemen and women
in addition to the traditional dawn
service and march held in Brisbane.
Join the RSL today and support all current and ex-serving men
and women. Phone 134 RSL (134 775) or visit www.rslqld.org
Concert Sparks New Beginning
for ANZAC Tributes
Applicable for all Amberley Personnel
Phone: Debbie (07) 3281 6677 or
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