CITY of Greater Bendigo Mayor Rod Fyffe encourages residents to attend a special morning tea on Sunday to mark the second anniversary of the Black Saturday fires and to see the almost complete Bendigo Bushfire Memorial.The event will include presentations by those in the community affected by the fires, a brass bell performance by local children, arts activities and music. Cr Fyffe said the event would also provide a good opportunity to inspect the almost complete Bendigo Bushfire Memorial.“I think the community will be very pleasantly surprised by this wonderful artistic memorial which is unlike anything else in Bendigo,” he said. “It has been guided by input from representatives from fire-affected residents, community and government agencies and many individuals who have worked tirelessly during the past two years of the recovery process and it’s a very fitting and creative memorial to what was our city’s biggest ever disaster. “The Albert Richardson Reserve has been transformed with new landscaping and the installation of the memorial which, when complete, will not only be a lasting tribute to the memory of such a devastating event but also a lovely parkland and place of reflection.”The morning tea will start at 10am on Sunday at the Albert Richardson Reserve, off Marong Road.
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