At the end of 2019, the Confucius Institute in Edmonton received the 2019 Partners in Education Award from Fort McMurray Public School Division in recognition of the CIE’s contributions to student success. The CIE has won the award in two consecutive years.
Since the establishment of Confucius Classroom at Walter and Gladys Hill Public School in Fort McMurray in 2015, the CIE has provided supports for it in many ways including twinning with a … » Continue Reading
With the Chinese New Year coming, the CIE teachers are having the busiest season of a year. Besides the big Chinese New Year celebrations on weekends, the teachers frequently went to school, providing Chinese culture workshop or supporting the Chinese New Year celebrations.
The CIE teachers made some special designs for dough art, paper cutting, calligraphy, and Chinese New Year painting, featuring the spirit of the Year of the Rat, so the students could … » Continue Reading
On January 28th, the first CIE Chinese Writing Contest Award Ceremony took place at the Confucius Institute in Edmonton. Approximately 200 people attended the event including students, family members, teachers and principals.
613 students from 14 schools participated in the contest in November. 62 students became winners of which 13 won first place, 13 received second place, and 36 were awarded third place. Mr. Cameron Mah, Director of the CIE, presented the awards to … » Continue Reading
On January 26th, the Confucius Institute in Edmonton hosted the Open Chinese Chess Contest at Kingsway Mall, adding more fun to Chinese New Year celebration on site.
Over 50 players from elementary children to senior chess masters enjoyed challenging one another in a friendly competition. Eventually, after 5 hours, 6 players won the first place prizes.
Chinese chess is one of the most popular board games in China and other Asian countries. It is especially … » Continue Reading