2013 Taiwan Festival
2013 台灣嘉年華

Paul Shih

Welcome Message from the CEO of Taiwan Festival

The tremendous success of the inaugural Taiwan Festival in 2012 would not have been possible without the strong support from Australian and Taiwanese Governments, Queensland State Government, Brisbane City Council, corporate sponsors, honorary supervisors and advisors, Taiwanese community leaders and associations, food stall operators, volunteers and all the participants and visitors.

As the Chief Operating Officer last year, what touched my heart and made me take on the great challenge of organising the Taiwan Festival in 2013 was not just the successful outcomes we achieved but the whole process in preparation for this amazing celebration of multicultural Queensland. The feedback from last year was overwhelming, I constantly bump into stall holders asking when will be Taiwan Festival this year? Working holiday visa holders and students from Taiwan who volunteered last September kept on wanting to come back to support this worthwhile event; Government and Corporate sponsors approaching us directly wanting this proposal early so they could plan for their involvements; or those visitors who discovered ‘Taiwan’ in Brisbane and appreciated our culture and wanted to learn more.

This year we received our first State Government Grant through Multicultural Queensland Partnership Program and will be part of the inaugural Queensland Multicultural Week, as well as even greater support from the Brisbane City Council Parkinson Ward to hold this year’s festival at Calamvale Community Sporting Field. We have the foundation to make 2013 Taiwan Festival another great success but we do need your support, sponsorship and participation.

Thank you and look forward to seeing you at the Festival!

Paul Shih
CEO of Taiwan Festival
2013-2015 President of Australian Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce Queensland


我們很榮幸被昆士蘭州政府訂為
首屆2013昆士蘭多元文化週的壓軸慶典
慶祝昆士蘭豐富多元的文化
並向澳洲與各國人民介紹台灣的人文特色

台灣嘉年華執行長歡迎各界參與支持

首屆台灣嘉年華如果沒有澳洲與台灣政府的支持,還有昆士蘭州政府、布里斯本市政府、贊助企業、督導委員與榮譽顧問、台灣僑界領袖與社團、美食攤位業者、志願者與所有的參加者的熱情參與,是絕對不會最後超出預期的盛大成功。

身為去年的總幹事,最感動我的不是最後的燦爛的成果,而是整個籌辦過程中大家為了宣傳台灣文化那種無私的奉獻與熱情,與大家的同心協力是促使我再次投入籌備第二屆台灣嘉年華的主要原因。去年至今的熱烈回響,讓我時常的遇到人就被問到今年的台灣嘉年華什麼時候辦?足跡已經遍佈全澳洲的打工渡假年輕朋友則是常留言表示無論身在何方只要聽到台灣嘉年華再辦他們一定專程再回來擔任志工。而一些因台灣嘉年華而認識「台灣」的澳洲朋友也對我們的家鄉與文化產生了濃厚的興趣,州政府、市政府與眾多企業也都主動與我們接恰希望能參與今年的台灣嘉年華。

今年州政府多元文化部部長首次撥了預算要求我們成為首次多元文化週的壓軸慶典,布里斯本市政府Parkinson區更是全力的爭取讓我們移到Calamvale社區體育場舉行。我們為了讓學校的學生也都能在這個慶祝澳洲多元文化的節日以校外教學的方式參與並認識台灣文化,也將活動改為週五週六兩天。

我們有奠定超越去年盛況的基礎,但我們需要您的支持、贊助與參與。謝謝!我們台灣嘉年華見!

台灣嘉年華執行長 施伯欣 太平紳士
(2013 – 2015 澳洲昆士蘭台灣商會會長)