Region ready for Anzac Day

SERVICES: Dave Walker and Jill Stockham from the Ceduna RSL sub-branch are ready to commemorate Anzac Day at Ceduna next Thursday. Picture: Luca Cetta

SERVICES: Dave Walker and Jill Stockham from the Ceduna RSL sub-branch are ready to commemorate Anzac Day at Ceduna next Thursday. Picture: Luca Cetta

West Coast towns will honour those who have served their country on Anzac Day next Thursday.

Dawn services will take place at Ceduna, Streaky Bay, Wudinna and Elliston and will be a chance to remember past and present service personnel.

The Ceduna dawn service starts at 7am at the cenotaph, followed by a $5 breakfast in the RSL clubrooms catered by the Rebels Social Club.

The day will continue with the march at 10.45am from the corner of Poynton Street and McKenzie Street through to the Soldiers Memorial Park for the 11am service.

A $5 sausage sizzle lunch will follow the service.

Vice president of the Ceduna RSL sub-branch Dave Walker said Anzac Day continued to have relevance for the community.

"It is a commemorative day to honour those who served and fell, and is a mark of respect," he said.

"It means a lot to the public, to service personnel and former personnel and means a lot to the younger generation too.

"It is a tradition which will not fade away."

Streaky Bay will host a dawn service at the jetty platform from 6.45am, which will be followed by a gunfire breakfast at the Streaky Bay Hotel.

The community is then invited to watch the march, which departs from the corner of Wells Street and Bay Road at 10.45am and makes its way to the RSL Hall for the commemorative service.

Lunch will be served following the service, with bar facilities available.

A dawn service at 6.15am at Standley Park will start Wudinna's Anzac Day, with the traditional community breakfast at the Wudinna Community Club to follow.

At Elliston the dawn service will start at 7am at the Elliston Memorial Monument.

Following the service, breakfast will be served at the Elliston RSL Memorial Children's Centre.

A donation of $5 per adult is appreciated to help cover costs and to support Legacy.