Baw Baw Shire Council warmly invites the community to attend a civic reception to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2009 Black Saturday Victorian Bushfires.
Communities in Labertouche, Jindivick and Drouin West were heavily impacted by these fires. Fortunately, no lives were lost in these areas, but the fires devastated these communities with many residents losing their livelihoods and properties.
When: 1.00pm on Friday 15 February
Where: West Gippsland Arts Centre
Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, Patron of the 10-year Anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, and Mr Anthony Howard QC will attend. The event will also feature guest speaker Ruth McGowan, who was Mayor amid the Black Saturday bushfires which affected her home town of Jindivick. Light refreshments provided.