FEDERAL member for Page Kevin Hogan met with the newly appointed Anzac Centenary committee in Casino on Monday as they begin their job of sifting through proposals on how to mark this historic national event in Page.
Mr Hogan set up the community committee to make recommendations on how to distribute Federal Government grants in Page totally $125,000.
“The Anzac Centenary Grants program will give the community of Page the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice that epitomizes the Anzac spirit,” Mr Hogan said.
There are many ways this can be done from the traditional Dawn Services and marches of veterans through to re-enactments of recruiting marches, school-based education programs, refurbishing memorials and honour boards, and the establishment of new places of commemoration and reflection.
The committee has representatives from Page’s RSL sub-branches, local councils and historical societies.
“I’m impressed by the knowledge of the committee and the skills they will bring to this important job,” Mr Hogan said.
Since the community grants were announced, individuals and groups across Page have submitted many innovative ideas on how to mark the centenary of Anzac. As a result of the overwhelming support for this project within the community, Mr Hogan has decided to extend the deadline from December 31.
Individual grants are up to $25,000. If you have an idea for an event to mark the ANZAC Centenary and want to apply for a grant, send your application to 161 Molesworth Street, Lismore, 2480, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application forms and eligibility criteria can be found at www.anzaccentenary.gov.au/grants