Remembrance Day 100th anniversary in Noosa
- When: Sunday 11 November 2018
- Where: Tewantin, Noosa River, Cooroy
Join special events on the Noosa River, in Tewantin and Cooroy on Sunday 11 November 2018 for the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I.
Looking Forward to Peace:
Noosa Council is hosting Looking Forward to Peace, a community event in Tewantin Memorial Park from noon – 4pm, after the traditional 11am service held by the Tewantin Noosa RSL Sub Branch. Looking Forward to Peace will feature music by Lai Utovou from Channel 7’s All Together Now (pictured right), Kimberley Hodgson from Disney’s Aladdin the Musical, The Andrews Sisters Tribute, displays, community art, food, refreshments and a re-enactment of the 1918 peace flotilla on the Noosa River.
The commemorative flotilla will recreate the day 100 years ago when Tewantin locals celebrated the end of the war by decorating their boats in a peace flotilla on the Noosa River. For the 100th anniversary, boats, canoes, houseboats and other water craft will head down the river from just north of Tewantin, next to Sheep Island, past Tewantin Memorial Park, to the Noosa Boathouse at Noosaville. QF5 Noosa Coast Guard will marshal the flotilla which starts at noon. Numbers are limited so interested boaties must pre-register by submitting an Expression of Interest form – CLICK HERE. The flotilla will be seen by crowds at the Looking Forward to Peace event in Tewantin Memorial Park.
Cooroy Centenary of Armistice:
Cooroy Pomona RSL Sub Branch has organised a 10-day exhibition and display in the Cooroy Memorial Hall for the Centenary of the Armistice. It tells the story of how and why the war began, the history of battles that occurred and includes photos and information from the Maritime Museum and Adopt a Digger. There are also uniforms and a mock World War I trench which visitors can walk through. Entry is free and the display is suitable for all ages. The exhibition is open from Thursday 1 November to Saturday 10 November from 10am – 4pm each day. On Remembrance Day, Sunday 11 November, a commemorative service will be held at the Cooroy Cenotaph from 10.40am.
Pictured at top: The 1918 peace flotilla on the Noosa River. This will be re-enacted at the Looking Forward to Peace event celebrating the centenary of the Armistice on Sunday November 11.