Rundle Mall Management Authority CEO Ian Darbyshire said Rundle Mall’s community spirit was strong and the precinct would pay tribute to servicemen and women on the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli.
“ANZAC Day is an important time to commemorate those who fought valiantly in World War I and it’s also an opportunity for us to show our respect and support for all of Australia’s current and returned servicemen and women,” Mr Darbyshire said.
Several cafes in the Rundle Mall precinct will be open from 6am to cater for those attending the ANZAC Day March and Dawn Service at the National War Memorial on North Terrace.
The rest of Rundle Mall’s retailers will open for full trade from midday until 5pm.
Car parks adjoining Rundle Mall will raise funds for those who have served by donating 50c per car visit to the ANZAC Appeal. Selected UPark locations, the Myer Centre Car Park and Rundle Place Car Park will raise money to help thousands of current and former serving personnel and their families in times of crisis, illness or distress by providing essential support services, advocacy, medical assistance and counselling.
Most car parks in the immediate precinct will also be offering exclusive ANZAC Day parking deals.
There will also be free family entertainment in Rundle Mall, including roving street theatre and a military vehicle display under the Gawler Place Canopy.
“The display is an opportunity for younger generations to learn about the ANZACs’ legacy and the sacrifice men and women made, and continue to make, to keep our country safe,” Mr Darbyshire said.
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Cafes open in Rundle Mall for the Dawn Service are: