Events and Delegations
February 5, 2006, Year of the Dog Banquet at the Mandarin Ogilvie combined with a 30th anniversary celebration of the chapter’s founding (206 persons attending); congratulatory remarks by Ambassador Lu Shumin, the first two chapter presidents Peter Larson & Maija Kagis, and by senior municipal officials from Ottawa and Gatineau. Generous door prizes were donated by the Chinese Embassy, Canada Post Corporation, and CCFS members.
April 5, 2006, Chinese civil society: how are Chinese NGOs contributing to Society, and what role can international support play? Presntation by Julia Bentley of Foreign Affairs Canada. 7:30 pm Room 156, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington, Ottawa
April 23, 2006, A tea reception. Organized by Evelyn Wu Amberg for veteran CCFS-Ottawa members.
May 15, 2006, A special viewing of Ming-Qing dynasty paintings from the National Gallery of Canada. Commentary by Dr. Ming Tiampo, Carleton University Asian. Program for CCFS members only. National Gallery of Canada
June 28, 2006, Collaboration on dinosaur study between Canada and China. Presentation by Museum of Nature paleontologist Dr. Xiao-chun Wu. Following the talk interested members were able to take home their selection among a large number of Chinese album leaf prints, generously donated by Mrs. Jean Small. 7:30 pm Room 156, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington, Ottawa. See newsletter September 2006.
August 7-16, 2006, Delegation of two students sent to Shanghai International Youth Interactive Friendship Camp.
September 21, 2006, The Shanghai Summer Camp experience. A talk by Neuczki Mathurin and Nick Wang about their Summer Camp experience hosted by the Shanghai People’s Friendship Association. Followed by a report from Lolan Merklinger about the Federation delegation’s September visit to China. 7:30 pm at the Richelieu-Vanier Centre
October 19, 2006, The Chinese Scholar Gardens of Suzhou. Presentation by Ann Chudleigh. 7:30 pm Room 156, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington, Ottawa
November 8, 2006, Luncheon for Hubei Provincial Friendship Association delegation. Hosted by CCFS Executive Committee. Photo.
November 23, 2006, New directions in Canada’s economic and commercial relations with China. Presentation by Martin Charron of Foreign Affairs Canada. This will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting and election of Executive Committee. 7:00 AGM. 7:30 pm Lecture. Room 156, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington, Ottawa.