In February 1, 2017, Confucius Institute of New Brunswick (here in after referred as CINB) were invited to participate in the eighth "multicultural night" held by Park Street Elementary School. The Foreign director of CINB, Mrs. Teng Jing and Confucius Institute teacher Guan Yuqi, Li Yanmei, Zheng Xiaochan, Tian Tian, and volunteer teachers Chen Junfeng, Wang Jingli attended this event.
This is the eighth year of the "Park Street Elementary School multicultural night" activities, this activity attracts many immigrants from different countries and different organizations to display their own culture every year, and also attracts many political and educational figures, the number of the participation in this year ranks the highest. Amazing cultures of different countries gathered in Park Street Elementary School offered a good opportunity for CINB to show the spectacular Chinese culture.
At the beginning, Park Street Elementary school invited the mayor of Fredericton, Mr. Brad Woodside, to give a speech for the event. Chinese teacher Zheng Xiaochan and Chinese volunteer teacher Chen Junfeng who currently teach at the Park Street Emeentary School led the students from the dance club did a traditional Chinese song "Singing about Beijing Opera” as the opening performance, kicked off for the event and lit up the whole audience. Then Chinese teacher Guan Yuqi gave a wonderful martial arts performance, won warm applauses and cheers. In addition to the great performances, the CINB teachers set up a booth with calligraphy, paper cutting, handkerchief, shadow play, kite, ect, attracted many parents and students to come to experience Chinese culture, the students picked up a brush to write their Chinese names, played Chinese chess, painting Peking Opera mask, plaedy shadow puppets. Through this experience students and parents could have a deeper understanding about Chinese culture.
In this event, whether the splendid performances or interesting Chinese booth impressed every participants. The mayor, Mr. Brad Woodside not only personally came to the Chinese booth to take pictures with the CINB teachers, but also had nice conversation with the teachers and the students. The assistant of Deputy director of the Department of Education, Mr. Tradwell, who is also the former principal of the Park Street Elementary School, expressed high praise for the teachers and students participating in the show.
During this event, the CINB shows the wonderful Chinese culture to the audience and help the audience get a better understanding of China.