Massive Year for Tin Can Bay RSL

Birthday celebrations being enjoyed by a colourful crowd at the Tin Can Bay RSL

Birthday celebrations being enjoyed by a colourful crowd at the Tin Can Bay RSL

2021 has been a massive year for the Tin Can Bay RSL.

The commemorations where we remember those who served our nation – Anzac Day, Vietnam Veterans Day, and Remembrance Day were very well attended and keep going from strength to strength. Who could forget this year’s Anzac Day dawn service held on the foreshore of Tin Can Bay with the sun rising like a beacon from the eastern sky?

There were also record attendances at the monthly Drop-In Sausage Sizzle and the Veterans and Community Morning Tea. It’s great to see these monthly free community service events being appreciated and so well supported by Cooloola Coast locals. The Sunday BBQ and Friday night members draw also continued to be popular.

Events organized by RSL volunteers during the year included Trivia with Tezza and team, bus trips to Gympie Races, Social Bowls and a winery, St Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, War Widows lunch, Melbourne Cup extravaganza, and more recently a great Christmas celebration.

There were also a number of private functions with the Tin Can Bay RSL starting to be recognized as a venue of choice for special occasions. Who could forget the Tin Can Bay “wedding of the decade” that saw Peter and Bobby united for life in front of the sparkling waters of Tin Can Bay?

As Club President Don Holland said, “It’s great to see the tremendous facilities of the RSL being used for private functions. As well as making good use of a top community venue, these functions help maintain the RSL and its services for veterans, social members, and the community in general.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our volunteers for their work and support in 2021. Without them we wouldn’t have a Tin Can Bay RSL Sub Branch.” Back at you Don – thank you for your service!

Happy New Year from the Tin Can Bay RSL.

Ross Carruthers

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