Thursday, November 16, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Remembrance Day was commemorated across Australia last weekend, with the region hosting ceremonies in Proserpine, Cannonvale, Bowen, and Collinsville.
It has been 105 years since the Armistice of World War 1, when the conflict in Europe came to an official end.
Proserpine RSL Marks 100 Years
Last Saturday also marked 100 years of the Proserpine RSL Sub Branch.
The RSL has seen various waves of rise and decline over the years, with it shutting its doors for a time in 2014 before reopening in 2018, much to the happiness of local servicemen and women and the community.
Currently there are about 65 members on the books, from all walks of service life.
“We’re a big mixture of members,” Brian Dunlop, League volunteer, said.
With two large commercial kitchens, two bars, well equipped function room, and plenty of space, the Proserpine RSL is a central hub of activity.
“We’ve got big plans to reinvigorate the community, using the building and the RSL, so watch this space.”
Bowen RSL Remembrance Day Commemorations. Photos supplied
Proserpine RSL Remembrance Day Commemorations. Photo credit: Bronte Hodge