On September 3, the Confucius Institute in Edmonton was invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Multi-Cultural Children’s Talent & Fashion Show at Castle Downs Park.
The event was organized by North Edmonton Business Association and Canadian Multi-Cultural Education Foundation to celebrate the heritage and talents from multi-cultural communities and build opportunities through interactions. More than 10 5-12 years old children from different ethnic backgrounds performed dances, singing, instruments, etc. and showed off their cultural outfits.
NEBA president Loan Gowers and CMEF president Beryl Scoot made a welcome remark at the opening ceremony. MP Ziad Aboultaif, MP Kerry Diotte, MLA Nicole Goehring and MLA Chris Nielsen attended the opening ceremony and brought greetings. Dr. Wei Li from CIE also congratulated the celebration of the multiculturalism and expressed the best wishes.
The CIE teachers worked hard to share their cultural talents. They displayed Chinese traditional dough art, Chinese knots and Chinese chess and other games. Many people visited the CIE booths and showed their great interest in these traditional Chinese arts. The CIE teacher Du Jinjin also acted as one of the judges for the show.