Remarks by Consul General Dr Xu Jie at 2019 MCC Technicolour Multicultural Festival Opening Ceremony
Mrs Jeannie Mok, Director of Multicultural Community Centre,
Auntie Melita Orcher,
Assistant Minister Jennifer Howard,
Mr Timothy Mander, Deputy leader of the Opposition,
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner and Lady Nina Schrinner
Senator Paul Scarr,
Mr Duncan Pegg, MP,
Dr. Christian Rowan, MP,
Councilor Andrew Wines, Vicki Howard, Kim Marx,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Good morning!
It is my great pleasure to join you at this ceremony, witnessing the opening of 2019 MCC Technicolour Multicultural Festival. On behalf of the Chinese Consulate-General in Brisbane, I would like to extend our warm congratulations to the event.
Jeannie has made valuable contributions to a multicultural Queensland, even Australia in a larger sense. Under her leadership, MCC has devoted to promoting multiculturalism, helping people of all ethnic groups better integrate into the local community. The Technicolour Multicultural Festival fosters exchanges and understanding among different ethnic groups, promoting a harmonious and inclusive atmosphere in the community. It has become a well-known signature project and drawn wide participation and appreciation from all walks of life in Queensland. This year again, as part of the festival, we hope 'When Koala Meets Panda' school art competition will enhance mutual understanding and friendship between China and Australia in the hearts of youngsters.
Finally, I wish the festival a complete success and wish you all enjoy the activities, performances and gourmet food presented today.
Thank you all!