Sending the Chinese New Year’s Blessing to the Elderly of Nursing Home
For carrying forward the traditional virtues of respecting the elderly and respecting the Chinese nation and to raise awareness of social responsibility and devotion, Confucius Institute In New Brunswick combined with Jasmine Art Troupe performers went to Saint John Loch Villa, Parkland Saint John Retirement Living and Kennebec Manor Nursing homes to give a series amazing performances entitled ‘Celebrating the Chinese New Year’ on Feb. 6th, Feb. 20th, Feb. 27th 2018, for sending Chinese-style care and warmth to the local elderly.
The lion dance kicked off these events; Jasmine art troupes performed Chinese folk dances accompanied by beautiful Chinese music, twin sisters played the piano together, and the music made everyone joyful; CINB teacher Yuqi Guan had a KungFu show, which got a round of applause from the elderly; the singer sang a song which expressed the care and love for the elderly; at the end of events, everyone spoke perfectly "Guo Nian Hao" in mandarin.
The activities brought happiness to the elderly, expanded the local influence of the NB hospital and enhanced the teachers' social responsibility and the ability of cooperation with local social teams.
New Year's blessings, still reunion
For the all Chinese people, "Spring Festival" means a busy year, the desire for home; it means looking forward to the future. This means that the auspicious festival was officially in Canada in 2017.
On the Feb. 23th and 27th 2018, the Spring Festival performance entitled "Chinese Lunar New Year Greetings and Happy Dag Year" and the performance of at the Princess Elizabeth School and assembly of Harbor View High School were held in Saint John, both performances were given School principals and responsible teachers attach great importance. Also, it’s a periodic presentation of the traditional Chinese culture and Chinese martial arts course held by CINB teacher Yuqi Guan since September 2017.
The opening ceremony of the New Year's Day 2018 Spring Festival video was kicked off by the new Provincial Academy of Culture. After that, the lion dance performed by Teacher Yuqi Guan and teachers and students brought another feeling of happiness. The Demonstration gathered their eyes ; and interactives of martial arts with all the teachers and students ，promoted the Kung Fu spirit once more. In the end of events, all the teachers and students wishing each other“guo nian hao” in Mandarin, brought the whole event to the climax!
Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration in Hillcrest
On Feb.28th, 2018, all the teachers and students in Hillcrest gathered together in the gym to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year.
Teachers and students started doing preparations for this activity one month early, even organizing Chinese Dance Club. Different grades participated in this activity, ranging from kindergarten to Grade 8. They all brought typical performance with Chinese elements. Grade 2 sang and danced to <Little Star>. Grade 5 sang <Happy New Year> in Chinese. Grade 7/8 did Tai Chi performance. Four students from Grade 8 played violin while singing typical Chinese song <Jasmine Flower>. The last one is dance to <Youth> of TF boys. After that, all the teachers and students danced together to this song, which brought the activity to the climax. Besides, the Chinese teacher gave the Chinese Learning Award to excellent Chinese learners in order to encourage them to keep learning Chinese.
This activity not only offers a good opportunity for students to show their talents, but also brings Chinese culture to teachers and students and let them experience the charm of Chinese and Chinese culture. it is much appreciated by everyone present.
CINB 2018 Chinese Spring Festival Gala in Fredericton
On Feburary 17th, the Chinese spring festival gala was held in the playhouse of Fredericton. The Park Street Elementary School, which is the first three-language school in New Brunswick,gathered teacher and students and brought us an amazing show. Vice president of AEI, Executive Director of Confucius Institute Mrs. Dawn Weatherbie, Assistant Deputy Minister of Department of Education and Early Childhood Development arrived at the gala, and celebrated the spring festival with us.
The violin teacher,also a famous violinist Katherine Moller player the song The Red River Valley,which deeply moved everyone.After the song, kids went to the stage and recited the famous paragraph in Three-Character Classics.They have done an excellent job, after reciting the classic, everyone felt deeply motivated and clapped their hands to show their love for the children.
Inheriting culture is an important task for everyone.When preparing for the show,teachers and students provided efficient support for actors.When inviting the violin teacher, she showed her willingness to join the show, and participated in the dress rehearsal with others.As for kids, they made great effort in practicing the dancing and reciting the classics.And when talking about their parents,they sent their kids to the playhouse and waited for there for many hours.These are all the reason why this show can be so successful. When Mrs. Weatherbie was interviewed, she almost cried, she said she was deeply moved by the kids and their show, that was really a big gift for her.She didn’t imagine that they can speak Chinese so fluently, and she was so proud of them.
The activity of Chinese New Year culture experiencing at Edith Cavell School
On 23rd February, Spring couplets, the Chinese character Fu, puppy dolls, red lanterns and Chinese-style works by the kids were decorated in every corner of the gym. The activity was organized by volunteer Chinese teacher of CINB Siying Pan，included different items: handkerchief, Q&A about Chinese culture, Chinese calligraphy, chopsticks, shuttlecocks and Chinese mascot photo-taking and so on.
The activity of Chinese New Year culture experiencing began at 12:30. All students, 2 classes as a group, were taken by their homeroom teachers to the gym to experience Chinese culture. Within 2 hours, the whole school were in high spirits.
An official of education department in eastern district participated in this activity and gave high appreciation. The principal Mrs Arsenault also appreciated it.
The whole school participated in this activity with great enthusiasm. This activity offered the whole school an good opportunity to experience Chinese culture.