The 9th Chinese Writing Contest Award Ceremony was successfully held on November 24. This contest was organized by Edmonton Chinese Journal and Confucius Institute in Edmonton. More than 250 people attended the award ceremony.
The ceremony started with the warm remarks from the President of Chinese Journal Vicki Lim and Dr. Wei Li, the Director of the CIE. Some special guests also delivered their greetings. Among them are Ms. Lu Xu, Consul General of Chinese Consulate in Calgary, Dr. Lorne Parker, Assistant Superintendent of EPSB and Chair of CIE Board of Directors, and Ms. Angie Loo, the President of ECBEA. Dr. Liang Tian, the Chinese Special Adviser of Alberta Education, spoke on behalf of the judges. Ms. Wenchi Ma and students from Ottewell Schools brought a Guzheng solo and a Chinese dance to the ceremony.
The highlight of the ceremony was the medals presented to 12 winners from four categories: elementary, junior high, senior high and adults, along with 9 organization awards. All the participants received certificates and a one-year free membership of the CIE library.
The Chinese Writing Contest is an annual event. This year, the number of participants reached more than 300 which is record high in the past 9 years. In addition, the number of the schools participating in this contest is also the most this year. All the participants through their writing practice improved their Chinese writing skills as well as built their confidence.