On May 6th, 2018, people gathered in Market Square in St. John, New Brunswick to celebrate opening ceremony of Canada’s 16th "Asian Heritage Month". Opening Ceremonies have representatives from the various communities:Bhutanese, Nepalese Cultural Society, Chinese Community in Saint John, Japanese Community, Filipino Association of NB, SJ Chapter, Greater Saint John Korean Association, Indian Community, Iranian Community Pakistani Community and?Vietnamese Community. New Brunswick Confucius Institute as the representative of Chinese community participated in the opening ceremony.
During the opening ceremony, the congressman, accompanied by Ms. Song Li, head of the organizer of this event, came to expressed their gratitude to the amazing job CINB did initiatively, they showed great interests in Chinese culture and took photos with Confucius Institute teachers and students; the president of the Chinese Association held cordial talk with the directors from two sides of Confucius Institute on the long-term cooperation plan; Ms. Li Wenmei and her husband from New Brunswick University, as the experts of world heritage study and tourism discussed the future cooperation program of Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China with Teng Jing, the director of Confucius Institute; Pei Yan, the famous Yue opera performer, offered to serve as the planner of the large-scale activities of Confucius Institute in June. They all admired and appreciated that New Brunswick Confucius Institute won the support of the government, developed rapidly, and built strong credibility in New Brunswick.

New Brunswick Confucius Institute conventionally keeps being the only representive to hold the cultural booth in this event. The 5,000 years broad and profound culture attracted hundreds of people to stop and experience, which include an old couple who just travelled of China talked about their wonderful experience happily; a young people who had lived in China for two years played chess with CI teachers excitedly and said this brought his beautiful memories back; the Vietnamese student who participated in March Break China Trip came to show thanksfulness to CI teachers specially and expressed that he will go to China again at his own expense in Summer; the mandarin class students also actively participated in the culture exhibition and in the performance. A famous Chinese song “Beijing welcomes you” which performed by mandarin class students from Harbour View High School and their mandarin teacher amazed all the audience, CI Kongfu Teacher surprised with the audience with Taichi as well, Qipao-Chinese traditional costume show heightened the excitement.