11 Mar 2015

CF 2015 - President's Welcome - Thuat Nguyen

It is with immense pleasure that I welcome you all to our Children’s Festival 2015 in this beautiful First Fleet Park in the heart of the City of Sydney.

One of the highlights of the Children’s Festival 2015 is our poster competition with the theme “I am a proud Australian”. The Organising Committee was delighted with the overwhelming response from the children, their families and their schools as nearly 250 entries were received showing its popularity. Another delightful fact is the enthusiastic participation of so many schools and community youth groups in the children’s parade and in the on‐stage performances. The success of our Children’s Festival over the last 16 years has proved that it meets the expectations of our community in so many ways. Our experience with The Children's Festival has shown that this event is contributing to a more cohesive society and promoting peace in our community.

May I take this opportunity to particularly thank the NSW Government for their very kind support. I would also like to thank the City of Sydney, Sydney Harbor Foreshore Authority, NSW Federation of Community Language Schools, Settlement Services International, Metro Assist and all other sponsors for their invaluable assistance. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Federal Government for their on‐going support to the Children’s Festival.

As a community organization in support of multiculturalism, we would like all of our governments in Australia to work more closely with the Children’s Festival in promoting harmony in our society. We strongly believe that the Children’s Festival is one of the best ways to create harmony in our community as well as to make us feel proud of being Australians.

To all participating groups in our festival today I want to say thank you for your enthusiasm and dedication. Last but not least, a very special thanks to our volunteers who have worked tirelessly in making this festival successful.

I welcome all children, parents and friends to join with me in celebrating the Children’s Festival 2015 in this lovely City of Sydney. Let us all share together this very happy occasion.

Have a wonderful day!

Thuat V. Nguyen OAM

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