Posted in: Press Releases
July 29, 2017
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) supports the "Emblazoned with Inks and Images" Arts Festival which features art works by renowned artists of Hong Kong origin in Vancouver. The Festival is organised by the Canada Chinese Arts Bridge Association to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Festival on July 29, Acting Director of HKETO, Mr Nick Choi, first gave a brief account of Hong Kong’s dynamic arts and cultural scene. “Hong Kong has a wide and enticing range of cultural and artistic offerings. Thousands of performing arts programmes and arts exhibitions are held in Hong Kong every year, featuring the creative works of local arts bodies as well as visiting arts troupes,” Mr Choi said.
To advance Hong Kong as an international, cosmopolitan centre for culture and the arts, Hong Kong is pushing ahead with development of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD). “WKCD is one of the world’s largest cultural projects. As WKCD facilities gradually come on line, Hong Kong will continue to grow and emerge as a leading global cultural hub with an asset for locals and visitors to relax, draw inspiration and experience cultural and arts events in a world-class setting,” Mr Choi continued.
Mr Choi also invited the participants to visit Hong Kong and experience the amazing city first hand. “There is a wide array of celebration activities under the theme ‘Together • Progress • Opportunity’ happening in Hong Kong this year including major exhibitions, art and cultural performances, mega sports events etc. We welcome all of you to come and share the joy and fun with us,” Mr Choi added.
The Arts Festival comprised of an opening ceremony and a celebration gala on July 29, as well as a paintings exhibition and a photo exhibition to be held from July 30 to August 11 at the International Arts Gallery and the International Village Mall in Vancouver respectively.
The Acting Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), Mr Nick Choi, speaks at the opening ceremony of “Emblazoned with Inks and Images” Arts Festival organised by the Canada Chinese Arts Bridge Association on July 29 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
(From left) HKETO Acting Director, Mr Nick Choi, photos with guests including Vancouver Councillor, Ms Elizabeth Ball; Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Mr John Yap and Ms Teresa Wat; Deputy Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver, Mr Kong WeiWei; British Columbia Minister of State for Child Development, Ms Katrina Chen; Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors, Ms Anne Kang; Richmond Councillor, Mr Chak Au and Burnaby Councillor, Mr James Wang, at the opening ceremony.
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