On the afternoon of September 26th, LIS principal Mr. Tom Ferguson attended the opening ceremony of the Tianfu New Area Community International Football Invitational Tournament. This event was held to convey the strong atmosphere of "Love Chengdu · Welcome Universiade", to promote the celebration of the international community and to encourage a healthy sports community in Tianfu New Area. Mr. Ferguson made a speech at the opening ceremony and indicated that, “As Principal of Léman, Chengdu’s largest international school, also based here in Tianfu New Area, I am very happy to be here this afternoon at this very special occasion. Tianfu New Area is one of the most forwarding-thinking areas in the whole of southwest of China, and we are happy to have such a good supporter of the international community right here in Chengdu. We enjoy a very good relationship with the Tianfu New Area Government and we are proud to work with them as they continue to improve the lives of people in the area.” He also wished good luck to all of the competitors and a happy afternoon for spectators.
As an important part of the event, the organizers created the themed activity of "International Community Carnival", and built an international cultural exchange platform for Chinese and Foreign Talents who attended the event, sharing international food and drink and providing the opportunity for the community to socialize and meet each other.