Events and Delegations
January 10, 2008. Canada-Chinese Relations in the Run-up to the Olympics. Presentation by Ambassador Lu Shumin. 7:30 pm Room 156, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington, Ottawa.
February 10, 2008. Year of the Rat Banquet at the Mandarin Ogilvie Restaurant; with remarks by Ambassador Lu Shumin, Senator Mac Harb, Pierre Poilievre M.P., City of Gatineau Councillor Juan da Silva, and featuring gu-zheng music by Vicky Ye and Sandy Yip, and CCFS talents Dominic Darcy and Georges Sapounidis; doorprizes were generously donated by the Chinese Embassy, Canada Post, the McGarry Family, and the Mandarin Ogilvie Restaurant.
March 13, 2008, Glorious Chinese Gardens: Imperial and Scholars’ Gardens Compared. Presentation by Ann Chudleigh. 7:30 pm Room 156, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington, Ottawa. See Newsletter, November 2008
April 15, 2008, They Chose China, A film by Shuibo Wang introduced by Gilliane Lapointe. 7:30 pm St. Luke Lutheran Church, 326 MacKay Street, Ottawa
May 29, 2008, The China Optic in NFB Films. Presentation by Professor Gary Evans, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Arts, Department of Communication, University of Ottawa. 7:30 pm Room 156, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington, Ottawa
August 2008, Delegation of two students sent to Shanghai International Youth Interactive Friendship Camp. Report and Photos
September 10, 2008, Dinner in honour of Mr. Qing Boming and Ms. Ye Zi of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship With Foreign Countries on their visit to Ottawa, September 9-10. 6:30 pm at Palais Imperial Restaurant on Dalhousie at Clarence.
September 11, 2008, Adoptions of Chinese Children: from Christian Missionary Philanthropy to Intercountry Adoption. Presentation by Dr. Xiaobei Chen, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University. 7:30 pm Room 156, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington, Ottawa
October 16, 2008, Hello, Xiaoping, A TV documentary co-produced by China Central Television, 95 minutes, in English. 7:30 pm Room 156, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington, Ottawa
November 6-16, 2008, An eleven-member Federation delegation drawn from five Canadian chapters visited China at the invitation of their host, the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship With Foreign Countries. The delegation attended the two-day Chinese Friendship Cities Conference in Beijing and later participated in CPAFFC’s Third Biennial Friendship Forum in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province. During a two-day visit in Shanghai they were hosted by the Shanghai People’s Association For Friendship With Foreign Countries. Article by Peter Larson
November 26, 2008, Ethnic Minorities in Greater China. Presentation by Professor Scott Simon, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Ottawa. This will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting and the election of the 2008-2009 Executive Committee. 7:00 pm Annual General Meeting. 7:30 Lecture, Room 156, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington, Ottawa