ClubsACT has extended an offer to  Multicultural Festival organisers to provide free responsible service of alcohol (RSA) courses for community groups participating in next year’s festival.

“Whilst there is nothing to warrant the festival becoming alcohol free, I am very pleased the organisers of the festival have accepted our offer of free RSA courses for stallholders next year”, according to Chief Executive Jeff House.

“The multicultural festival is a family event, with a highly visible police presence and high level of compliance across the four hundred stall operators.   Our commitment to provide training free of charge will assist community groups who are so reliant on the exposure and income the event provides.

“The festival is in reality much loved and where all involved can make use of the city and its space for the broader benefit of the ACT community.    It has become an iconic, well run event which celebrates Canberra’s cultural diversity and one we hope will continue for years to come.

“We believe this a common sense solution which will actually support the community groups at the event and we look forward to working with the organisers in the lead up to the 2014 festival.

“All stall holders are subject to a non-commercial liquor licence application process and they take these obligations seriously.  We are proud to offer this training and believe it will only serve to strengthen the festivals success.”  Mr House concluded.

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Ends//13 February 2013.