Celebrating the 67th National Day of People’s Republic of China
To celebrate the 67th National Day of People’s Republic of China, Consul General Xue Bing of the Chinese Consulate in Toronto and his wife held a reception at Premiere Ballroom and Convention Centre on September 27th. Hundreds of people were present at the reception, in all jubilation.
Government officials and representatives of Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations attended the reception, including: Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of International Trade; Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science; Laura Albanese, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration; MPP Soo Wong; Hazel McCallion, former Mayor of Mississauga; Chin Lee, Councillor of Toronto; Amanda Yeung Collucci Councillor of Markham; Castro Liu, Councillor of Richmond Hill; Chengyi Wei, President of Confederation of Toronto Chinese Canadian Organizations.
The reception dinner was hosted by Deputy Consul General Xu Wei, with the presence of Deputy Consul General Zhang Chuanbing as well as all members of the Chinese Consulate in Toronto.
Consul General Xue Bing first made opening remarks, followed by speeches delivered by the Minister of International Trade in Ontario, Michael Chan, and other government officials and representatives of Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations. The event went with a warm and enthusiastic atmosphere.
City of Vaughan Celebrates with Flag Raising Ceremony
On Sunday, October 2, 2016, the City of Vaughan celebrated the Inaugural Flag Raising to commemorate the 67th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China.
In Vaughan, we have enjoyed the wonderful relationship that Canada has established with China. The recent visit of our Prime Minister Trudeau to China and the reciprocated visit of China’s Premier Li Keqian, it has certainly opened up more accessible dialogue on trade and investment, tourism, education and cultural exchanges. Vaughan will continue to forge forward with the already established relationship with the various municipalities and hope to strengthen those relationships.
Thank you to Dr. Ken Ng and the members of the Federation of Chinese Canadians in Vaughan and the Federation of Chinese Canadians in York Region for organizing this event, including the traditional lion eye sitting ceremony. A special thank you to Consul General Xue Bing and his wife, Madame Zhao Jun for attending this inaugural event. We have enjoyed the wonderful cooperation with the consulate over the years and look forward to continue working with them. Below are a few photos of the flag raising ceremony.