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.
Chinese Traditional Arts were Performed on the "Night of Art" in Birchmount
On Apr. 23th, 2014, Birchmount School held "Night of Art". The volunteer Chinese teacher AN Yang organized the students in Chinese dance club and Art class to perform Taichi fan dance and Dragon dance. These typical Chinese traditional art performances were part of the whole "Night of Art" and bought the night a unique feature of China.
The "Night of Art" started at 6pm. Lots of parents came and watched the show. The Principal Mrs. Gerhardt made the opening speech to welcome all the audiences and parents. Then the students performed choir, drama and dance. Chinese traditional dances also added a different color to the whole show. When the curtain opened the students with Taichi costumes and fans played Taichi skillfully and confidently in front of the audiences, and the audiences were very surprised and cheered for the dancers. The students in art class made the beautiful dragon and also performed the dragon dance.
The Chinese traditional arts gave the show a special part, and also surprised all the audiences and the parents.
Chinese New year’s Eve
30th,January 2014. On the Chinese New Year’s Eve. Confucius Institute in New Brunswick was invited by the Girl group of Canada to attend the Party . The director of Confucius Institute Mrs. Teng jing and volunteer Chinese teacher Anyang went and celebrated the Chinese New Year together with the kids.
On the activate, Mrs. Teng jing and Anyang gave the children a very special class. Mrs. Teng introduced the Chinese culture and places of interest to the children. She also told the kids all the traditions in Chinese New Year; Anyang taught the kids to cut paper-cut for window decoration. Looked at the beautiful paper-cuts they made, the kids were very excited.
After the class, the children had Chinese traditional food dumplings and rice cake; they also received the red envelope. During the activity, the children experienced a very special and unforgettable Chinese New Year.
CINB Celebrating Chinese New Year Activities around NB
1.On Jan.22nd 2014, Ms Teng, Professor Yang and Miss CAO Xi attended the Multicultural Evening of Park Street Elementary School. We set up an Chinese culture booth with Chinese cultural elements and the photos of the Chinese culture and language teaching activities. The booth attracted the Provincial Governor and his wife. They tried to write some Chinese characters with the brush. An interview of the Principal was also conducted during the event. Miss CAO Xi performed a dance with 14 kids of Park Street School.
2.On February 2nd, CINB organized Park Street School students to perform a Chinese dance at the Chinese New Year’s Gala of Fredericton.
3.On February 13, Miss CAO Xi helped to organize a Chinese New Year Assembly at Park Street School. She organized the students to perform Chinese songs and dances. One French teacher conducted a whole class chorus of a Chinese song Where is the spring. It’s really impressive.
Professor Yang brought 5 programs to the Assembly, a flute performance by a high school student, a song by two UNB students, a Kongfu performance by a UNB student, a Chinese traditional dance by a UNB student, a Chinese song by a Canadian lady Carolyn which was really amazing and cheering, and the big program was the dragon dance.
1.Jan. 26, 2014, Miss AN Yang organized the students to perform a Chinese dance at the Spring Gala of Chinese Cultural Association of Moncton.
2.Jan. 31, 2014, Miss AN Yang organized a Chinese New Year Assembly in Birchmount School. The students sang Chinese songs, performed Chinese dances. They also made a big Chinese dragon and performed a dragon dance. TJ made a speech and presented some gifts to the school on behalf of CINB. Local media reported the event.
Chinese New Year Gala in Birchmount School
31st, January 2014, a Chinese New Year Gala has been held in Birchmount School for the year of horse.
At 10:00, on the first day of Chinese New Year, all the students and staffs got together and celebrated the Chinese New Year. The principle Mrs. Gerhardt wore Chinese traditional dress Cheong-sam went on the stage. She made a speech to welcome all the people and announced the celebration begins. On the Gala, students performed variety of Chinese traditional programs. The drama group adapted and performed the popular Chinese story<Monkey King>; the students in Chinese Club performed the song<Happy New Year>and< Crescent moon>.the Chinese dance Club performed a wonderful Taichi Fan dance, and also performed Chinese traditional dance<Happy Chinese New Year>; the art teacher lead the students made a beautiful dragon, and did a Chinese Dragon dance on the stage, as soon as the big dragon appeared on the stage, all the students gave a big cheer for it. The Chinese traditional performances surprised all the teachers and guests that attended in this Gala. The whole school filled with the atmosphere of Chinese New Year, people seems like they were in China.
In the end of the Gala, The director of Confucius institute Ms. Teng Jing made a speech and give the Best wishes to all in the new year, she was on behalf of the Confucius Institute gave the present to School.
After the Gala, all the students and teachers tasted the Chinese traditional food Fried rice and Fortune cookie to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
The Local medium also came to attend this celebration and reported on the Newspaper.