Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), Ms Emily Mo, joined the virtual Asian Heritage Month celebration event organised by the International Lions Clubs District 711 in Ontario on May 8.
Speaking at the event, Ms Mo noted that Hong Kong, same as Canada, is an international cultural metropolis where the eastern and western cultures meet. “The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government is committed to strengthening the city’s position in this respect. We support our art groups and artists to showcase to the world the cultural strength and artistic achievements of Hong Kong,” Ms Mo said.
Ms Mo is pleased to bring to audience in Canada a specular dance performance by the Hong Kong Dance Company at the event. “The dance performance ‘Convergence’ is a unique blend of Chinese dance and martial arts. It definitely brings us a taste of the diverse and versatile culture from Hong Kong,” Ms Mo continued.
Both Canada and Hong Kong embrace cultural diversity and the Asian Heritage Month has been an important occasion to recognize the incredible contributions made by Asians to help shape Canada. “The Asian Heritage Month this year plays a particularly important role to remind all people to unite and help fight against the anti-Asian racism during the pandemic,” Ms Mo said.
Before closing, Ms Mo is hopeful that the pandemic will be over soon, and she invited participants to plan a visit to Hong Kong to have a taste of the vibrant and international culture of this Asia’s world city in future.