On September 30, the Confucius Institute in Edmonton was invited to participate in the Let It Glow Festival at Southgate Mall to provide the support to a fund raising event ‘Make a Wish”. The event was organized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a non-profit organization of north America, aiming at creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
The event is happening from September 24 to October 13 in Edmonton. It encourages the shoppers to make a donation to the foundation to dedicate a wish and light up a lantern.
All the teachers from the CIE volunteered their time to help this event by displaying Chinese cultures to the shoppers in the mall, such as Chinese dough art, paper cutting and other Chinese games. These wonderful arts attracted many adults and children’s interests. They not only watched the art work but also sat down to learn how to make them.
The CIE raised about $100 and donated all to the ‘Make a Wish’ foundation. The contribution and support from the CIE was much appreciated by the event organizer and the ‘Make a Wish’ foundation.