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Event Highlight of 2018 CSNS New Year Banquet, Year of Dog

The Chinese New Year Banquet of the year of dog was successfully hosted by the Chinese Society of Nova Scotia in Casino Nova Scotia on 17 Feb 2018.
The Chinese Society of Nova Scotia (CSNS) is one of the most influential Chinese associations in the Canadian Atlantic Provinces. The annual new year banquet is an yearly signature event hosted by the CSNS. This year the event gathered more than 300 attendees including government officials, business owners, representative of local Chinese community associations and individuals who are interested in Chinese traditions. The special guests include but not limited to: His Honour, The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia; Mr. Xiaojun Heng, Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of the People’s Republic China in Canada; Honourable Keith Colwell, Minister of Agriculture, on behalf of Premier Stephen McNeil; His Worship Mike Savage, Mayor of HRM;Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray, President of Saint Mary’s University; Dr. Kevin Hewitt, Chair of Senate, University Secretariat, Dalhousie University; and Ms Wei Pan from The Confucius Institute at Saint Mary’s University. The event also receives special greetings from Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Canada and Honorable Premier Stephen McNeil.
Executive leaders from financial sectors such as Investors Group, BMO (Colin Steeves), TD Bank, CIBC and Sun Life Financial; elite business owners such as representatives from World Link Food Distributors Inc.(CEO Ms Yun Liu), LobLaw Group Atlantic Superstore (Mr. Mark Boudreau), RTR (Yuan Cheng); representatives from local Chinese community associations such as the Chinese Benevolent Association of Nova Scotia (Mr Michael Ruan), Nova Scotia Education Promotion Association (Mr Eric Yeung), Atlantic Canada Ping Pang Association (Ms Hong Wang) and Student representatives from Dalhousie University, Saint Mary University and Mount Saint Vincent University. It’s an extraordinary experience of celebrating the Chinese New Year with all attendees and great opportunity to strengthen the connection between Chinese community and local society in Nova Scotia.
The event features great musical and art performance from Nova Scotia Chinese Culture and Art Club and Maritime Dance Academy. Accompanied by Guzheng soothing melodious music, Chinese calligraphy artists, Mr. Jinrong Chen and Mr. Lei Jiang presented live performance and expressed their sincere new year greetings to all.

The New Year Banquet went huge success!
Sincere thanks to all sponsors for their generous support to the community!
Special thanks to all performers, event organizers and volunteers for their hard work!

Happy New Year to all Friends, wish you a prosperous, healthy, wealthy and successful new year!

Will Film Inc of Halifax and Mr Hong Zhang proudly provides professional photograph and filming of this event.

 

鸣谢(Acknowledgement )

The Chinese Society of Nova Scotia would like to extend our sincere thanks to all sponsors:

 

Platinum sponsor: World Link Food Distributors Inc

 

Gold sponsors:

Atlantic Superstore

Dalhousie University

Saint Mary’s University

The Bank of Montreal

 

Silver sponsors:

Casino Nova Scotia

Confucius Institute, Saint Mary’s University

Investors Group

Sun Life Financial

The Royal Bank of Canada

 

Other Sponsors (Level A)

Atlantic Eye Center

BMW Halifax

CIBC

Doctor Piano

Pilcher’s Flowers

Ron Bryant Realty

RTR

Tao Song (Realtor)

 

Other Sponsors (Level B)

Andy Fillmore MP

Atlantic Pingpong Association

Chinese Benevolent Assoc.

Christine McCarville

Golden Touch Accounting Service

May Garden

O’REGANS

Panda Buffet

Pandora Halifax

Sushi Nami Restaurant.

 

Other Sponsors (Level C)

Easypass Immigration Education Consulting Inc.

Geoff Regan

Hong’s Kitchen

Maritime Dance Academy

MLA Dicostanzo

Sino Fresh Market

Universal Driving School

 

Door Prize sponsors

Atlantic Superstore

Hometown Furniture

Murphy’s

Piyao Travel

RTR

World Link Food Distributors Inc

 

(Sponsors are listed by level and alphabetical order)

 

Our special thanks go to Casino Nova Scotia for the great venue, Ms. Zoey Boosey and her team for their great catering services and support.
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Will Film Inc of Halifax and Mr. Hong Zhang proudly provides professional photograph and filming of this event.

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