Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, joined the Uptown Asian Festival on September 1 to promote Hong Kong’s diverse cultural faces.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ms Mo noted that deep ties between Hong Kong and the City of Richmond Hill encompassed a range of aspects, from the Hong Kong-style cuisine to business and trade, as well as the tradition to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. “Our unity transcends borders and embraces diverse cultures,” she said.
Besides enjoying the multi-culturalism presented at the Festival, Ms Mo invited event participants to travel to Hong Kong. “With the launch of the ‘Hello Hong Kong’ campaign, you are welcome to visit Hong Kong and experience the new offerings presented by this Asia’s world city. Besides the wide range of restaurants, Hong Kong is developing into an East-meets-West hub for international cultural exchange.”
The West Kowloon Cultural District, for example, is one of the world’s largest cultural projects offering world-class performance venues and museums as well as diversified arts and cultural programmes.
The three-day event celebrates Asian culture, marks the significance of the Mid-Autumn Festival and commemorates the City of Richmond Hill’s 150th anniversary. What’s worth mentioning is the staging of the Hong Kong cultural pavilion sponsored by the HKETO, where a backdrop of Hong Kong’s signature neon light scenery is featured.
Ms Mo warmly welcomed guests to visit the pavilion and take beautiful photos with their beloved friends and family.
Other festivities of the event include lion and dragon dances, lantern shows, cultural films, Chinese acrobatics, an array of Asian food stalls, carnival rides and more.