2014 May Asian Heritage Month Opening Ceremony of Saint John,New Brunswick was held at Market Square on May4th . Ms Jing Teng, the Director of CINB and Prof. YANG Jianhua ,the Chinese Director leading all teachers and students attended this activity .
The Chinese culture exhibition of CINB filled with Chinese knitting,writing brush papers,Taichi Fan ,facial mask and so on,which attracted people coming to see. Many people tried to write Chinese calligraphy, put on facial mask, and read the books . Mr. Bernard J. Cormier , the cultural Affairs officer of Saint John and the City Counselor also came to the exhibition to acknowledge and talked about Confucius and Chinese culture with Chinese teachers.The students of CINB performed the Choir Tomorrow will be better on the opening ceremony and won warm applause and praise .Tevvin, who won Confucius Institute scholarship and learned in China,taught people Chinese calligraphy as a volunteer.
May was declared Asian Heritage Month by the government of Canada in December 2001,acknowledging the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada. Attending this activity not only enhanced the visibility of the Confucius Institute publicity, but also offered local Canadians more opportunity to touch and learn traditional Chinese culture.
2014年5月4日， 加拿大新布伦瑞克省圣约翰市在市中心的Market square 举行一年一度的五月亚洲文化节。新布伦瑞克省孔子学院外方院长滕菁女士，中方院长杨建华先生带领孔院教师及学生参加活动。
开幕式上，新布伦瑞克省孔子学院中国文化展台上摆满了中国结，笔墨纸砚，太极扇，脸谱等极具中国特色的物件，不断吸引人们来观看欣赏。很多人在孔院教师及学生的指导下尝试学习中国书法，试戴中国脸谱，更有对中国有了解研究的人们翻看中国旅游书籍 及中国地图。 圣约翰市文化部部长Bernard J. Cormier先生及圣约翰市议员也来到展台前欣赏中国传统文化， 并与孔院老师热烈讨论孔子儒家及中国传统文化。孔子学院学生在开幕式上表演了合唱《明天会更好》赢得了观众的热烈掌声。曾赴中国学习的孔子学院奖学金获得者黎松毅（Tevvin）志愿到展台前教授中国书法。