David Selinger Award winners say “Come to Carnival”

August 29, 2012 by  
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The 2012 winners of the ‘David Selinger Memorial Award’, Lauren Coppel and Dylan Chilchik, agree that making friends at Maccabi Junior Carnival is the biggest highlight of the week-long event.

Dylan Chilchik

The ‘David Selinger Memorial Award’ is presented to the best NSW sportswoman and sportsman at the Closing Ceremony at each Carnival. Fourteen year old Lauren and 13 year old Dylan were chosen due to their consistent enthusiasm and high participation throughout the 2012 Brisbane Carnival.

Dylan said “It is an experience that is truly unbelievable and you meet so many people you wouldn’t have without Carnival.”

Lauren added “You should definitely go because it’s an amazing opportunity. You can be shy and still have fun. You’ll meet lots of friends from different states that you’ll have forever.”

Both Lauren and Dylan thoroughly enjoyed their experience in Brisbane and found it hard to choose their favourite part.

Lauren said “It was all good. Probably Maccabi Idol or the Foam Party. I also liked the sport.” “My favourite part of Carni(val) is meeting people, futsal and the parties!” Dylan added.

David Selinger

While Lauren will unfortunately be unable to participate at the 2013 Sydney Carnival, Dylan was so eager to come along that he was the first NSW participant registered.

“I’m looking forward to meeting new people and seeing friends I made on the previous carnivals,” said Dylan.

“I’d just like to say that everything about Carni(val) is amazing. Thank you to all the people who organise it and take care of everyone,” he added.

The ‘David Selinger Memorial Award’ is dedicated in memory of nine year old, David Selinger, who was tragically struck by fencing at Fox Studios (now Entertainment Quarter) and killed during a freak storm at the 2001 Sydney Carnival Closing Ceremony.

Registrations for 2013 Maccabi Junior Carnival are now open. Visit www.maccabi.com.au/carnival for more information and to register.

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