The CIE hosted a gala ‘Concert of Oriental Charm’ on September 26 to celebrate the Second Global Confucius Institute Day. This gala was performed by the Shandong University Art Troupe. Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters organized and sponsored this performance.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, Consul General of Chinese Consulate in Calgary Wang Xinping, Minister of Culture and Tourism David Eggen, Mayor of Edmonton Don Iveson, Board Chair of EPSB Michael Janz and Superintendent of EPSB Darrel Robertson sent written greetings for this event.
Deputy Consul General Wang Lei, Vice Chair of EPSB Michelle Draper, Executive Director of EPSB Dr. Sandra Stoddard and President of Edmonton Concordia University attended the performance. Attended were also many principals, teachers and more than 600 members of the public.
The performance was very successful and well received by the audience. The concert provided a great opportunity to share Chinese culture with Edmontonians.