Alhadeff opens Children’s Festival

April 1, 2014 by J-Wire Staff
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The 2014 Multicultural Children’s Festival  has attracted massive crowds to Sydney’s Belmore Park.

Vic Alhadeff surrounded by children from many cultures

Vic Alhadeff surrounded by children from many cultures

Founded in 1999, the festival has been staged previously in Bankstown, Canterbury and Marrickville.

The Community Relations Commission funded the festival with a $25,000 grant on behalf of the New South Wales Government.

Commission Chair Vic Alhadeff officially opened the festivities, telling the crowd of thousands of children and their parents: “Children don’t know what cultural diversity means, but they live it every day when they connect with other kids at school or in the many sporting, recreational and cultural activities that occur in our society”.

The annual event is organised by the Children’s Festival Organisation, whose aim is to develop better understanding of multiculturalism within children’s groups by organising social and cultural activities they can participate in together.

The long-term objective is to develop an Australian Children’s Festival staged across every state and territory.

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