CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL ORGANISATION INC.
CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL bOOK - A WONDERFUL STORY
EoY Celebration 2021
It was great that the CFO was able to hold an EOY gathering in early December 2021. Given the fact that there had been no Children’s Festival for almost two years in the wake of the pandemic except the Book launch and AGM in early December 2020, the gathering was a wonderful opportunity for CFO’s members, volunteers, performance groups, supporters and friends to interact, socialise and party face to face, making everyone so happy. And here’s the feedback from some of the attendees:
“… It was nice to finally meet and enjoy face to face interaction. Thank you for a lovely presentation and the amazing food…”
L. Constantinova on behalf of Kalinka Creative Arts Group
“…Thanks for inviting us to the end-of-year gathering I really enjoyed it. It was wonderful to see everyone again…”
Amanpreet Kamal, Events Coordinator, Sikh Association of Sydney Revesby Punjabi School
“…Thank you for inviting us to your event. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon…. We look forward to working with you in the new year…”
Chris Bailey, Officer Commanding, Australian Air League, Riverwood Squadron
The event was attended by some 40 people.
Children's Festival Book II
HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY ORGANISE CHILDREN'S FESTIVALS - eBooK
Children's Festival Book I
CHiLREN's FESTIVAL BOOK - A wonderful STORY
CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL: PLAYING TOGETHER AND LIVING IN HARMONY
by Ross Leighton
The Children’s Festival has grown so much that the Children’s Festival Organisation Inc was established to oversee the event and coordinate the participation of more than four hundred community organisations. The importance of the Children’s Festival can be gauged by the large number of messages of support from dignitaries and community representatives which are included in this excellent publication.
Over the years the Children’s Festival has been characterised by parades, songs, dancing, poster and essay competitions, stalls and costume displays representing an impressive number of cultural and community groups. These are all mentioned in the publication and accompanied by many photographs which depict the cultural diversity of the event and of New South Wales.
The text is brief and interesting, leaving ample space for the most significant part of the publication, the aforementioned photographs which are a valuable record of the Children’s Festival over the past twenty-one years. It must be interesting for those involved with the Children’s Festival for so long to see how it has grown and developed.
The success and longevity of the Children’s Festival is a testament to the Founder, Mr Thuat Van Nguyen OAM, who also coordinated the efforts of the editing and layout team. Mr Nguyen’s remarkable contribution to our multicultural community is commendable. I enjoyed reading the publication and have returned to it many times. I look forward to reading the second volume when it becomes available.