Hundreds of people are expected to fill the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre and Ovens Street to honour the service and sacrifice of local veterans and the community. The Rural City of Wangaratta will host We Remember for Remembrance Day on Wednesday November 11.
The Rural City of Wangaratta received a $40,000 grant from the Victorian Government’s ‘Anzac Centenary Major Grants Program’ to work collaboratively with local school students to create a documentary and image projection installation that will honour and commemorate the service and sacrifice made by local World War 1 veterans.
Students from Our Lady’s Primary School, Myrrhee Primary School, Carraragarmungee Primary School and Wangaratta High School have been researching and creating interactive projects to unearth what World War 1 means to them.
Gold Logie award winning actor and writer, John Wood, will be the official MC of the event. Wood, most famous for his role as Tom Croydon on Blue Heelers has been involved in the making of ‘We Remember’, providing his soothing tones as the voiceover for the documentary.
This special event will include:
- World War 1 image projection onto the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, beginning at nightfall.
- The ‘We Remember’ documentary in the Alpine MDF Theatre
- The 100 Voices Commemorative Choir and local school choirs
- A community BBQ
- An exhibition of photographs, memorabilia and short films
Students from local primary school choirs have been practicing their singing ahead of the night.