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Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club opens to share history

Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club
One hundred years of Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club memories will be on display and shared with the community for its centenary in May.

One hundred years of Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club memories will be on display and shared with the community for its centenary this month.

A gala dinner will make a splash on Friday 20 May to start the celebrations, followed by the Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club open house on Saturday 21 May, where community members can check out the 100 years of memorabilia on display.

From 1921 to 2021, Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club has served the community through beach patrols, surf sports, fundraisers, carnivals, surf girls and junior activities and more.

Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club president John McGregor said the informal event on Saturday afternoon would be a chance for past, current and future members to delve into the history of the longest serving surf life saving club in the Bundaberg Region.

“There will be lots of memorabilia on display, including books, and many, many photos – some from the early 1900s,” John said.

“It is not an invite event, so everyone is welcome to come and check it out.

“It will be an opportunity for people to reminisce about their time with surf lifesaving and meet up with previous members.”

Bundaberg Surf Life Saving 100 years
Bundaberg Surf Life Saving clubhouse in around 1942.

John said during its 100 years the clubhouse had undergone some major changes.

“People will see the changes of the club over the years – it will be a great opportunity to see how Bargara has evolved over the years.

“It is a very informal day, the bar will be open with finger food, a chance to mingle and enjoy the club’s history together.”

Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club house open day will be held from 1 pm to 6 pm on Saturday 21 May at Neilson Park, Bargara.

John said tickets to the Bundaberg Surf Life Saving gala evening on Friday evening were also still available.

“It’s going to be a fantastic event, we have members coming from all around to attend – actually 17 of the 22 life members will be attending, so that’s really good,” he said.

To purchase a ticket to the gala event to be held at Bundaberg Multiplex click here, or for more information email admin@bundabergslsc.com.au.

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