Tin Can Bay Sunday BBQ is Hot!

Just Jen performing at the Tin Can Bay RSL Sunday BBQ

Just Jen performing at the Tin Can Bay RSL Sunday BBQ

Ross Carruthers

The ever-popular Tin Can Bay RSL Sunday BBQ features live entertainment, great raffles and the best BBQ in Tin Can Bay.  The Sunday BBQ recently celebrated its 10th birthday.

I caught up with David Hoyle who is back in Tin Can Bay working after a number of years living in Yarwun and Terry Giles, a long-term resident of Tin Can Bay who spent much of his working life in the Railway at Ipswich. They kicked off the Sunday BBQ 10 years ago and it has been a fixture on the Tin Can Bay social calendar ever since.

“We started running the BBQ to get things going at the RSL on a Sunday. The concept worked and it’s been happening every Sunday since that first trial.”

Different local entertainers are engaged to perform every Sunday. Recently it was the turn of Jen Eyre who performs under the label Just Jen. Jen is a livewire with a great voice pumping out rock classics and ballads that everyone knows.

“I didn’t know anyone when I first came to Tin Can Bay with my husband. I came here for the BBQ and next thing I was signed up to perform,” Jen says. “It’s a great place to entertain people and put a smile on their faces. When I work here it’s like I’m a part of the family.”

RSL Club President Don Holland and his hard-working assistant Kim McDonald took their turn on the BBQ duty roster recently. They do a great job cooking the steaks and burgers to order. Other volunteers help out with meal orders and the raffles.

However, as Don said, “Without volunteers this club wouldn’t be here. We’re happy to serve but we always need more help.”

Well we appreciate your efforts Don, Kim and team. Thank you for your service!

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