CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL ORGANISATION INC.
CANTERBURY- BANKSTOWN CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL 2022
The Children’s Festival Organisation delivered yet another incredible showcase of our State’s extraordinary diversity in Canterbury-Bankstown! Over the past 23 years, the Children’s Festival Organisation has worked tirelessly to bring thousands of families together to celebrate our cultural diversity. The NSW Government is proud to support this amazing festival, which fosters a sense of cultural pride and allows us to enjoy the world’s wonderful array of customs and traditions. (The Hon. Mark Coure MP, NSW Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Seniors)
Canterbury - Bankstown TORCH
Children’s Festival reflects the success of Australian multiculturalism
(Indian Newspaper Sydney)
Children’s Festival reflects the success of Australian multiculturalism By Indian newspaper Sydney on October 31, 2022
The NSW Minister for Multiculturalism, Mark Coure, told the audience at a festival in western Sydney today where children from dozens of cultural backgrounds danced, sang and played together, that the state’s greatest asset was its people.
“Today’s celebration and the diversity we have are wonderful examples to the rest of the world of what multiculturalism can be and our children certainly are the future face of that success.
“We have successfully settled people from 300 different ancestries, multiple languages and over one hundred religions and today’s festival is a wonderful example of that.
The Opposition Frontbencher and Member for Lakemba, Jihad Dib, endorsed the Minister’s words but said we should not forget what our roots are or what are our histories and traditions.
“The Children’s festival”, he said, “reminds us that every single person has a place in our society”.
The Founding President of the festival now in its 24th year, Mr Thuat Nguyen AM, thanked the community for its support over a quarter of a century and said his goal was always: “To celebrate who and what we are as a wonderfully successful and unique multicultural society”.
Message of Support from The Hon Tony Burke MP, Federal Member for Watson, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Minister for the Arts. Leader of the House of Representatives
Message of support from The Hon Jason Clare MP, Federal Member for Blaxland, Minister for Education
Message of Support from The Hon Mark Coure MP, Minister for Multiculturalism, and Minister for Seniors
Message of Support from Ms Tania Mihailuk MP, Member for Bankstown
Message of Support from Mr Jihad DIB MP, Member for Lakemba, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, and Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change
Message of support from Mayor Canterbury Bankstown Council, Clr Khal Asfour
I am proud to once again support the annual Children’s Festival 2022.
The Festival brings together young performers from across our City and showcases their talents in a unique and colourful extravaganza for all the community to enjoy.
Traditional costumed displays from many different cultural organisations, a symbolic show and testament of our City’s diversity and inclusiveness. And what better way to portray this than through the eyes of our children.
I congratulate and thank the President of the Children’s Festival Bankstown, Mr Thuat Van Nguyen AM, and the entire committee, for their outstanding work in bringing this Festival to life.