The MHCS team has been out and about again participating in the colourful multicultural festival celebrations across Sydney.

As a treat for the festival goers, we made our stalls more colourful and exciting by hiring a photo booth where people took home a free souvenir photo with their friends and loved ones. The photo frames had the festival themes together with our key health campaign messages. It was such a wonderful tool in helping us engage with the community members at the events.

We also conducted surveys with the help of bilingual workers seeking more information about the knowledge of the Chinese community about organ and tissue donation.

Campsie Food Festival (Saturday, 28 May 2016)

In May, we joined the merry goers at the Campsie festival. Despite the rain, close to 20,000 people braved the cold weather and shower embracing the cultural dances, sumptuous food, cooking demonstrations and fun rides.


The photo booth was a hit where we took over 200 photos. We also distributed hundreds of our multilingual resources which included the Heart Attack Action Plan as part of our Heart Health Campaign with Heart Foundation.

 2016 is the year of the Monkey and the Lunar New Year celebrations in NSW were the talk of the town in   February showering the city suburbs with red and gold tinsel.  MHCS has been actively participating in Lunar New Year Celebration for over 10 years.

We had the help and support of bilingual volunteers and together we conducted more than 300

Vietnamese surveys and completed close to 200 Chinese survey forms at the Lunar Year festivals.   

TET festival at Fairfield Showground (Friday – Sunday, February 5-7th 2016)

TET festival is the biggest Vietnamese community event in NSW. It is like a Vietnamese version of Sydney Easter Show but is more appetising. Cultural performances and entertainments in Vietnamese languages were nonstop during this three-day festival attracting more than 50,000 people every year with more than 100 market stalls.


Chinese New Year at Chatswood Mall (Saturday , February 14th 2016)

The Chinese New Year Festival at Chatswood is one of the biggest in Sydney organising by Willoughby council and Chinese Cultural Centre of NSW. The festival had a program bursting with traditional lion dance, calligraphy exhibition, children's activities and Kung-Fu demonstrations.


There are more festivals to come in 2016 so watch this space. .