Cowra Council is helping the local community commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War with a series of trips to the War Memorial in Canberra, Cowra Mayor, Councillor Bill West said.
"The coach tours to the War Memorial were first organised in 2015 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli; these were so popular that we've decided that now is the time to give our community another chance to experience this special event," Cr West said.
Residents and ratepayers of Cowra Shire can buy their tickets for the first event to be held on Wednesday, May 30 for only $10 at Cowra Council, Cr West said.
"Council is subsidising the cost of the trips with a top-line coach from Cowra Bus Service picking-up attendees from the Peace Bell, with a guided tour of the War Memorial in Canberra, and coming back to Cowra that afternoon," Cr West said.
Council will also provide morning tea for all passengers on arrival at the War Memorial.
"As well as this trip; we're planning two more events in late September and October," Cr West said.
"But the first 'cab off the rank' for the Commemorations is the May coach trip to the War Memorial; a great initiative of Council's that should be a wonderful experience for all those involved," Cr West said.
Current exhibitions include: A Matter of Trust: Dayaks & Z Special Unit Operatives in Borneo 1945; a First World War Gallery highlighting all major theatres of operations in World War I including: Gallipoli; the Western Front; Sinai and Palestine; and the War at Sea.
With limited places though, now's the time to get your tickets that are only available at the Customer Service Centre of Cowra Council at 116 Kendal St.
"We have only about 50 tickets available, so get in early if you want to go on this special commemorative event being run by Cowra Council," Cr West concluded.
Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase, either with cash, EFTPOS, or cheque, with the Customer Service Centre, Monday–Friday, 8.30–4.30pm.