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Colac RSL Back Open

Colac RSL Back Open

RSL To Open It's Doors Once Again

The Colac RSL will be opening it's doors once again to bring in the new year.

The venue which has been through a tumultuous year will be back operating again on December 29, with the plans to be available to host a New Years Eve event.

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The RSL was forced into liquidation back in late July, and after months of uncertainty the CDFNL come to a deal on a partnership between the two organisations.

RSL Committee Member Chris Potter said while it's been a while the right decision was made to wait to open the venue again after ANZAC House come to the party to help support our local venue with enough money to reopen.

Mr. Potter said it would've been pointless to reopen too soon just to have to shut once again.

"It has taken a while and everyone knows the financial predicament we were in and we were ready open for some time now our staff have been fantastic," he said.

"But it's pointless opening and closing the doors because we didn't have that little cash buffer."

"Our members have helped us out by kicking in and we're hoping that'll continue for a while."

Mr. Potter said the venue won't be back to normal and says the decision is a 'soft opening.'

"We're calling it a soft open, we won't be open for meals everyday but we're keen to get the doors open, we're gonna be rusty so everyone cut us some slack," he said.

Mr. Potter says the venue wanted to see off a tough 2020 with a big celebration.

"What I am pleased to say is, let's kill the year off with some entertainment at the RSL on New Years Eve and let's bring in the new year and fingers crossed it's gonna be a lot better," he said.

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