Phillip Island,
22
March
2016
|
06:36
Australia/Melbourne

Help make Phillip Island’s 150th a year to remember

Phillip Island will celebrate the 150th anniversary of European settlement in 2018 and is looking for events to help mark the special celebration.

The Phillip Island 150th Celebrations Planning Committee is putting the call out for all Island community organisations to help make the landmark year a huge success.

The Committee recently distributed hundreds of letters to local clubs, service groups and other community organisations, encouraging each of them to recognise the significance of the year and consider hosting a special event.

Committee member, Anne Davie, said inviting groups to mark their event on the 150th Celebrations Calendar of Events will allow all Island residents a chance to get involved.

“We encourage everyone to get on board and show their enthusiasm in 2018. By planning well in advance and inviting groups to set a date within this calendar, we truly believe the 150th year will be a huge success!”

The Committee is now accepting ideas and will mark out set dates in the 2018 calendar, allowing all groups the opportunity to plan well in advance.

“It could be an event already in your organisation’s calendar with a 150th anniversary spin, or a brand new event to mark the occasion,” Ms Davie added.

To register your interest and to share an event date, please email phillipisland150@basscoast.vic.gov.au.