The poster says ' Bukit Damansara House Owners' Association/ Grand Carnival/ Support Community Friendship'. Organised by Persatuan Pemilik Rumah Bukit Damansara, KL, Supported by DBKL ( City Hall), and CIMB Foundation.
This big event took place on 4 Oct 09, 10 am - 6 pm. It was a brave, first time ever attempt by the 10 year old Residents Assoc. to foster COMMUNITY FRIENDSHIP. It did that and more - the proceeds went to 4 charities :
1. Pet Positive
2.The National Autism Soc of Malaysia
3. Mercy Malaysia
4. Pusat Dialisis Good Health - NKF - a new centre to be set up in Kampong Pandan, a lower income area of KL.
We prayed for all good things , including the weather . It had been a wet landscape every day. Our prayers were answered. The sun shone and the people came, young and old, including our Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the FT Minister, YB Senator Raja Nong Chik. Even celebrities like Sheila Majid, our singing diva, and affable emcee, Yasmin Yusoff, folks from neighbouring suburbs too joined in the fun - all for 4 good causes.
Bukit Damansara, a quiet enclave of KL woke up to a hive of activity at the new Community Hall, tucked along Jalan Setiabudi. By 11 am, the crowds had already streamed in. Soon momentum gathered and the music by the DJ gave the upbeat.
The White Elephant stall was a treasure trove for many - books, bric-a-brac. Volunteer, James and his family held the fort solely. As they sold, people wore beaming faces with their lucky buys. Gosh, for only RM 3 , you could walk away with a big ceramic food server!
The home cooked food stall where my friends and I stationed ourselves did well. Bless the hearts of so many families that donated cakes, nasi lemak, and nasi kandar.
Visitors applauded and cheered generously the youths who entertained us with jazz , line dancing and ballet, There were also tai chi demo, real estate talks , blood donation drive and free health checks and talk by Sunway Medical and wealth management by CIMB.
Parents kept watchful eyes as the children played on on the huge inflatable slides. The boys had good time getting physical at the human foozball game.
Fostering community spirit and togetherness may seem a big leap of faith when people can be alienated even within their communities. But community spirit prevailed on that Sunday, thanks to the commendable efforts of the Bukit Damansara Residents' Assoc.
Everyone can make a difference. Till the next event, here's to COMMUNITY FRIENDSHIP . May it continue to flourish !
Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman,President of the Bukit Damansara House Owners' Assoc welcoming everyone. He stressed the importance of neighbourliness and helping the less fortunate. Thank you for your leadership.
Time for a rest and a read by one of the hard working volunteers.
The 'silent' art auction - 12 paintings by 7 local artists.It goes to show art speaks with a heart too ! Thank you for the donations.
Who can resist beautiful, colourful flowers?
It's a swinging time! Youth sharing their talents.
The clown had many fans as he walked around
Paint me beautiful !!
Resident volunteer, James had a hectic time at the White Elephant stall.
Hats off to every one for making it a successful event! Everyone can make a difference.
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NASOM (The National Autism Soc. of Malaysia)
4 Jalan Chan Chin Mooi
Off Jalan Pahang, 53200 Kuala Lumpur
tel: + 6 0 3 4022 3744
Pusat Dialisis Good health - NKF
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52, Jalan Peel , 55100 Kuala Lumpur
tel: + 6 0 3 9281 9973