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Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (BMEC)

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (BMEC)

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Reliance Bank is proud to be a principal sponsor of the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre.

The Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre was officially opened on Saturday 6th March 1999. This opening was the culmination of years of work by dedicated people such as Bob Fry. Bob called the initial public meeting in August 1986 which led to the formation of the Bathurst Arts Council. Their aims were to promote all forms of art in the City, and specifically to work towards building a theatre. A tree was planted in Bob's memory in Machattie Park overlooking the theatre loading dock.

The Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre has been named to recognise those soldiers from Bathurst who served defending the nation. An honour role is situated in the lower foyer and the Broken Blade Memorial takes pride of place at the front of the building. Unveiled on Saturday 15th August 1970, the Broken Blade Memorial commemorates soldiers of the Eighth Division of the AIF, most of whom trained at the former Army camp on Limekilns Road.

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