On September 29, the Confucius Institute in Edmonton was invited by the Alberta Culture and Tourism to participate in the celebration of Alberta Culture Days. Alberta Culture Days began in 2008. The purpose of the event is to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of people in the arts and cultural life of their communities and to enhance the appreciation of the students on different cultures since Canada is a multi-culture society.
This event took place at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium of University of Alberta. CIE sent four teachers who demonstrated and taught the Chinese traditional dough art to more than 200 students, teachers and parents.
Under the CIE teachers’ step-by-step instructions, many students were devoted to the dough figure making. They were amazed when the red roses were created by themselves by using the dough.
CIE provides a variety of cultural supports to the community and schools, which helps people to experience Chinese culture and build a vibrant society.