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Volunteer at the National Multicultural Festival

By Canfan - 13 November 2014 22

Applications are now open for volunteer roles at the 2015 National Multicultural Festival, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch said today.

“The National Multicultural Festival is our biggest, loudest and most fun celebration of Canberra’s amazingly diverse communities,” Ms Burch said.

“The volunteers are one of the main reasons for the festival’s success – helping to run the showcases, support the performers, give information to the crowds and more.

“If you want to contribute to this amazing event, apply to be a volunteer now.”

The 2015 festival runs from 13-15 February. Volunteers are asked to nominate for a minimum of four hours over the three days but can do more than this.

A mandatory training session leading up the festival provides volunteers with information on roles and all the training they require. No previous experience in volunteering is needed.

“Volunteering is itself a worthy exercise, a way to give back to your community,” Ms Burch said.

“When you combine that with the chance to volunteer at the National Multicultural Festival then it becomes an opportunity to get involved in one of best shows in Canberra.”

Volunteer applications are open until 16 January. For more information and to apply visit www.multiculturalfestival.com.au/volunteers or email NMFVolunteers@act.gov.au

(Joy Burch Media Release)

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Volunteer at the National Multicultural Festival
Masquara 10:47 am 16 Nov 14

How do they count audiences for unticketed events? If you just happen to be in Civic when there’s a festival event nearby, I guess you’ll be counted as an attendee. Handy for the stats, hey!

dungfungus 6:39 pm 15 Nov 14

JimCharles said :

dungfungus said :

Ben_Dover said :

Mess said :

The Multicultural Festival is Canberra’s biggest event. The estimated attendance by the AFP in 2013 was 260,000, which is double that of Skyfire. Please tell me another event in Canberra that attracts the same crowds. I would classify that as high attendance.

“Double that of Skyfire”, drop the dead donkey!

2 x stufff all = stuff all.

The 2 million visitors that Sydeny gets for NYE is what should be considered “high attendance”, this is a low number for a parochial fesival.

Right on!
An “estimate” of 260,000 is fanciful given that this is more than half the population of Canberra. I am the only one amongst my 5 closest neighbours that attends the MC festival. It is not exactly a “fun celebration” (Minister’s words) either.
I’ll stop there as I don’t want to be seen as negative again.

I didn’t go last year, but the year before it was absolutely packed, you couldn’t walk anywhere but had to shuffle along like penguins. The first event I’ve been to here where Canberra felt it had the vibrancy of a city.
Over a few days and evenings….260,000 is easily achievable, if not more.
Don’t forget Skyfire’s only 1 night.

I am now seeing what this word “vibrancy” means.
It is a favourite with the light rail lobby and it equates very well with the context used for the MC festival.
Both situations describe people in a confined space, all standing shoulder to shoulder and moving very slowly to their destination.
Using a Canberra Stadium capacity crowd (say 25,000) as a benchmark I reckon that no more than 25,000 would be at the MC festival at anyone time so what you are saying is the festival would have to go for 10 days and evenings to get close to 260,000.

Antagonist 6:22 pm 15 Nov 14

John Moulis said :

Gee I’m glad that we are finally referring to the festival by its proper name on this site instead of BDSOAM or whatever that nonsense was in the past.

Call it what you will. I still only go for the beer and meat on a stick.

John Moulis 5:50 pm 15 Nov 14

Gee I’m glad that we are finally referring to the festival by its proper name on this site instead of BDSOAM or whatever that nonsense was in the past.

JimCharles 5:35 pm 15 Nov 14

dungfungus said :

Ben_Dover said :

Mess said :

The Multicultural Festival is Canberra’s biggest event. The estimated attendance by the AFP in 2013 was 260,000, which is double that of Skyfire. Please tell me another event in Canberra that attracts the same crowds. I would classify that as high attendance.

“Double that of Skyfire”, drop the dead donkey!

2 x stufff all = stuff all.

The 2 million visitors that Sydeny gets for NYE is what should be considered “high attendance”, this is a low number for a parochial fesival.

Right on!
An “estimate” of 260,000 is fanciful given that this is more than half the population of Canberra. I am the only one amongst my 5 closest neighbours that attends the MC festival. It is not exactly a “fun celebration” (Minister’s words) either.
I’ll stop there as I don’t want to be seen as negative again.

I didn’t go last year, but the year before it was absolutely packed, you couldn’t walk anywhere but had to shuffle along like penguins. The first event I’ve been to here where Canberra felt it had the vibrancy of a city.
Over a few days and evenings….260,000 is easily achievable, if not more.
Don’t forget Skyfire’s only 1 night.

dungfungus 12:05 pm 15 Nov 14

Ben_Dover said :

Mess said :

The Multicultural Festival is Canberra’s biggest event. The estimated attendance by the AFP in 2013 was 260,000, which is double that of Skyfire. Please tell me another event in Canberra that attracts the same crowds. I would classify that as high attendance.

“Double that of Skyfire”, drop the dead donkey!

2 x stufff all = stuff all.

The 2 million visitors that Sydeny gets for NYE is what should be considered “high attendance”, this is a low number for a parochial fesival.

Right on!
An “estimate” of 260,000 is fanciful given that this is more than half the population of Canberra. I am the only one amongst my 5 closest neighbours that attends the MC festival. It is not exactly a “fun celebration” (Minister’s words) either.
I’ll stop there as I don’t want to be seen as negative again.

dungfungus 10:55 am 15 Nov 14

Pork Hunt said :

There are people in the world who don’t have a good thing to say about anything. Their negativity seems to rule their life and everything they touch.
Dungers must have the only car battery in the world with two negative terminals…

Thank you for that very positive comment. I have said some good things lately but you haven’t noticed.
If I didn’t point out the defects that appear in some media releases people like you wouldn’t have anything to bitch about.
The joke about the “two negative terminals” is a good one. Thanks for that.

Ben_Dover 10:23 am 15 Nov 14

Mess said :

The Multicultural Festival is Canberra’s biggest event. The estimated attendance by the AFP in 2013 was 260,000, which is double that of Skyfire. Please tell me another event in Canberra that attracts the same crowds. I would classify that as high attendance.

“Double that of Skyfire”, drop the dead donkey!

2 x stufff all = stuff all.

The 2 million visitors that Sydeny gets for NYE is what should be considered “high attendance”, this is a low number for a parochial fesival.

dungfungus 8:18 pm 14 Nov 14

Mess said :

dungfungus said :

Mess said :

dungfungus said :

Mrs. Burch should realize that some of us do not associate loud noise with fun.
I would have thought that the organisers would have invented an app for guiding the punters around the various venues.
I mean the government has just spent millions on “free” wi-fi in Civic and hanging an app or two off it would be a natural progression.

Judging by the extremely high attendance at these sorts of events I would say that quite a lot of people associate loud noise with fun. An app would be a waste of time as the actual event space is not huge and is quite easy to find your way around.

I don’t agree with you about this event having a “high attendance”. As you point out, the event space is not large so it doesn’t take many people to look like there are a lot there.
Some people stay for hours, getting drunk, eating weird food and eventually vomiting.
There is no accurate way of determining how many people actually attend.
My comments about apps were meant to be satirical.

The Multicultural Festival is Canberra’s biggest event. The estimated attendance by the AFP in 2013 was 260,000, which is double that of Skyfire. Please tell me another event in Canberra that attracts the same crowds. I would classify that as high attendance.

That may be correct but are they all different people?
It is not very difficult to find a carpark around Civic when the MC Festival is on unlike Floriade when it is impossible to find a carpark.

Pork Hunt 7:33 pm 14 Nov 14

There are people in the world who don’t have a good thing to say about anything. Their negativity seems to rule their life and everything they touch.
Dungers must have the only car battery in the world with two negative terminals…

Masquara 5:40 pm 14 Nov 14

How many of the performers are volunteering their energy?

Mess 5:26 pm 14 Nov 14

dungfungus said :

Mess said :

dungfungus said :

Mrs. Burch should realize that some of us do not associate loud noise with fun.
I would have thought that the organisers would have invented an app for guiding the punters around the various venues.
I mean the government has just spent millions on “free” wi-fi in Civic and hanging an app or two off it would be a natural progression.

Judging by the extremely high attendance at these sorts of events I would say that quite a lot of people associate loud noise with fun. An app would be a waste of time as the actual event space is not huge and is quite easy to find your way around.

I don’t agree with you about this event having a “high attendance”. As you point out, the event space is not large so it doesn’t take many people to look like there are a lot there.
Some people stay for hours, getting drunk, eating weird food and eventually vomiting.
There is no accurate way of determining how many people actually attend.
My comments about apps were meant to be satirical.

The Multicultural Festival is Canberra’s biggest event. The estimated attendance by the AFP in 2013 was 260,000, which is double that of Skyfire. Please tell me another event in Canberra that attracts the same crowds. I would classify that as high attendance.

dungfungus 5:07 pm 14 Nov 14

Mess said :

dungfungus said :

Mrs. Burch should realize that some of us do not associate loud noise with fun.
I would have thought that the organisers would have invented an app for guiding the punters around the various venues.
I mean the government has just spent millions on “free” wi-fi in Civic and hanging an app or two off it would be a natural progression.

Judging by the extremely high attendance at these sorts of events I would say that quite a lot of people associate loud noise with fun. An app would be a waste of time as the actual event space is not huge and is quite easy to find your way around.

I don’t agree with you about this event having a “high attendance”. As you point out, the event space is not large so it doesn’t take many people to look like there are a lot there.
Some people stay for hours, getting drunk, eating weird food and eventually vomiting.
There is no accurate way of determining how many people actually attend.
My comments about apps were meant to be satirical.

Mess 2:48 pm 14 Nov 14

dungfungus said :

Mrs. Burch should realize that some of us do not associate loud noise with fun.
I would have thought that the organisers would have invented an app for guiding the punters around the various venues.
I mean the government has just spent millions on “free” wi-fi in Civic and hanging an app or two off it would be a natural progression.

Judging by the extremely high attendance at these sorts of events I would say that quite a lot of people associate loud noise with fun. An app would be a waste of time as the actual event space is not huge and is quite easy to find your way around.

dungfungus 1:54 pm 14 Nov 14

Mrs. Burch should realize that some of us do not associate loud noise with fun.
I would have thought that the organisers would have invented an app for guiding the punters around the various venues.
I mean the government has just spent millions on “free” wi-fi in Civic and hanging an app or two off it would be a natural progression.

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