CINB joins Asian Heritage Month activity, celebrate Confucius Institute 10th anniversary
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.
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