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.
The Chinese Society of Nova Scotia would like to extend our sincere thanks to all sponsors:
Platinum sponsor: World Link Food Distributors Inc
Saint Mary’s University
The Bank of Montreal
Casino Nova Scotia
Confucius Institute, Saint Mary’s University
Sun Life Financial
The Royal Bank of Canada
Other Sponsors (Level A)
Atlantic Eye Center
Ron Bryant Realty
Tao Song (Realtor)
Other Sponsors (Level B)
Andy Fillmore MP
Atlantic Pingpong Association
Chinese Benevolent Assoc.
Golden Touch Accounting Service
Sushi Nami Restaurant.
Other Sponsors (Level C)
Easypass Immigration Education Consulting Inc.
Maritime Dance Academy
Sino Fresh Market
Universal Driving School
Door Prize sponsors
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.
Will Film Inc of Halifax and Mr. Hong Zhang proudly provides professional photograph and filming of this event.