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Carnival atmosphere

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 17:12
Chearleading club members performing at the Carnival Day
Students and staff participating in the tug of war activity on the Carnival Day
Many students and staff gathered at the sports field to enjoy the Carnival Day

Students, staff, friends and family turn out for the 2014 RMIT Carnival Day.

The rain stayed away and the crowds came for the 2014 edition of RMIT Vietnam's Carnival day on Saturday 1 November.

Hosted by the University's Sport and Recreation department, almost a thousand students, staff and their families and friends gathered on the sports field at the Saigon South campus for a day of activities, entertainment and great food.

Sport and Recreation Senior Manager Tim Burdeu hailed the event a great success, with all the available tickets snapped up by the Friday before the event. This helped the organisers achieve their goal of increasing attendance from 2013's total of 800 participants.

"The weather held out for us and it was a great day with a really good atmosphere," Burdeu says. "This is one of the three large community events hosted by Sport and Recreation each year, and it is a really good opportunity to bring everyone together and get people having some fun."

There were 20 fun and challenging activities for participants on the day, including a frisbee relay, mini flag football, obstacle course challenge, tug of war, kangaroo race, balloon darts, balloon volleyball and even a dress-up relay. Those who completed all 20 activities on Carnival Day were rewarded with a prize consisting of a t-shit and hat.

RMIT's student clubs were also out in force to lend their talents to the cause. Members of the music and dance clubs performed for the crowd on the main stage, while the photography club was on hand to capture all the special moments.

The catering for the event, which was eagerly consumed by the attendees after all that activity, was provided by Carnival Day's generous sponsors Lygon Café, Sorrento Restaurant and Vietfood.