Clayton Community Festival

Posted on 25. Nov, 2009 in Speeches

Date: 25 Nov 2009
I rise to congratulate all the people involved in the organisation of next year’s Clayton Community Festival which is to be held on 14 February 2010. Over the years the Clayton Community Festival has been an iconic community event that successfully brings together local residents from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds in a joyful festive celebration. Participants include the local traders association, schools, local business enterprises, private companies, banks, police, city councillors, charity groups and many more. This annual event has entrenched itself as an important date in the Clayton local calendar which celebrates our diversity, fosters community spirit and showcases Clayton as a great place to live, work and raise a family.

This year the festival will take place along the Clayton Road shopping strip with three stages of carnival-style entertainment and a diverse range of food and beverage stalls. Popular acts, such as demonstrations by Freestyle Football Australia, that attracted great crowds, especially children and their parents, in the past year have been booked. A Chinese lion dance will be performed and many local groups will add to this year’s multicultural theme, Living as One, which coincides with the Chinese New Year celebration which happens to be on the same day. Local newspapers and community-based radio stations will be covering the event.

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