The annual Saint John Heritage Fair was held at the Market Square Atrium on February 17th, the second day of Chinese New Year. Mrs. Tian tian and Mr. Guan YuqiNew Brunswick Confucius Institute and Chinese Association joined in the fair. The annual heritage fair ran from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It is reported thousands of people stopped by to see the 20 exhibitors who were taking part. Some of them showed off the royalty collection, Scottish musical instruments, old pictures of Saint John, metals collections of WW2.
In the festival atmosphere, CINB shared the celebrating customs about Chinese New Year, such as pasting red couplets and “Fu”, passed out lucky money to children who joined in the exhibition. People got informed about the profound Chinese culture, and got well involved in experiencing Chinese calligraphy, chopsticks, tea ceremony, Chinese puppet shadow, chess, China allegro. People also spoke highly of the Chinese martial arts performed by CINB teacher. 10 years’ development of CINB spread Chinese culture cross every part of New Brunswick. CINB also brought Chinese spirit into every parts of New Brunswick during the Spring Festival.
2018年2月17日，农历大年初二，加拿大新不伦瑞克省圣约翰市迎来了一年一度的City Heritage fair活动，该活动在著名旅游景区Market Square 举行，新不伦瑞克省孔子学院首次参加这个活动，由田恬老师和官玉琦老师协同当地华人协会，共同承办了中国文化的展出与介绍活动，反响很大。展会从上午9：30持续到下午3：30，吸引了数千名民众前来观看和参与。