Events and Delegations
January 21, 2010, Prime Minister Harper’s Recent Trip to China and the Canada-China Relationship. Presentation by Phil Calvert, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
March 18, 2010, Partners in Development: China, Canada and the World Bank. Presentation by Isaac Goodine, formerly of the World Bank. 7:30 pm Press Room/ Salle de presse Vidéotron, Gatineau City Hall, 25 Laurier St. Gatineau
April 29, 2010, The Path of China’s Economic Development and Success Factors of Western Businesses in China. Presentation by Nailin Bu, Queen’s University.
June 17, 2010, Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative: Building Bridges of Transportation and Trade between Canada and China. Presentation by John Higginbotham from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
September 12-21, 2010, Delegation to Shanghai and Jiangsu. CCFS-Ottawa’s former president Lolan Merklinger led a four member Federation delegation visiting Shanghai and Jiangsu on the invitation of the Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, and the Jiangsu People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries .
September 7-17, 2010, Delegation to China. President Lorraine Farkas and three other members represented the Ottawa Chapter on a 12-member Federation delegation visiting China at the invitation of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries ( Presentation). Vice-president Gilliane Lapointe gave a speech about the state of Canada China sister cities linkages at an international conference organized by the CPAFFC in Shanghai.
September 30, 2010, The Untold Story of Canada-China Trade 200 Years Ago. Presentation by ceramicist and archaeologist Ron Whate.
October, 6,7,21,28, 2010, China Film Festival made possible by a partnership between Library and Archives Canada, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the National Film Board of Canada, and the Canada-China Friendship Society. The opening night was held at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and featured two films,Glimpses and Way of the Snowstorm. On October 21, Library and Archives Canada featured an exhibition on early trade between Canada and China, as well as a musical performance by Ms. Xin Ben, the student featured in the film Mr. Mergler’s Gift which will be screened that evening.
November 25, 2010, Film Making in China Since the 1980s. Presentation by Dr. Peter Rist, School of Cinema, Concordia University, Preceded by Annual General Meeting.