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Monday, 24 February 2014
Page: 538


Mr TONY SMITH (Casey) (13:31): As all members of the House would be aware, we have just had the fifth anniversary of the tragic Black Saturday fires in Victoria and there have been a number of memorial services for those communities.

I wanted to speak in the House today about one event that occurred in the Yarra Valley and has occurred for the last three years, and that is a memorial cruise from Lilydale, through Yarra Glen to the Healesville railway station. This has been organised by three dedicated members of the community—Stacey and Troy Kinsmore, and Wendy Bennett—in memory of their friends Kate Ansett and Steve Fisher from Toolangi, who were killed on that terrible day five years ago. It is their way of keeping their memory alive and it is their way of raising money for the CFA. For the last three years they have had this cruise of classic cars, where up to 400 cars and around 1,000 people drive quietly to Healesville. I want to commend them. This year they raised $8,000 for the Healesville CFA.