HKETO Newsroom

January 25, 2020

HKETO supports Dragon Ball 2020

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, attended the Dragon Ball 2020 hosted by the Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on January 25.

Speaking at the event, Ms Mo said Hong Kong is developing hardware and software to reinforce the city's status as an international cultural hub.  "The development of the West Kowloon Cultural District is one of the world's largest cultural infrastructure projects, and its Xiqu Centre opened just a year ago was one of its major venues," Ms Mo said.

“Xiqu Centre’s striking design was inspired by traditional Chinese lanterns, with its main entrance shaped to resemble parted stage curtains.  The architecture is also one of the last projects by the late Hong Kong-born Canadian architect Bing Thom,” Ms Mo continued.

Before closing, Ms Mo invited the participants to visit the new Xiqu Centre and experience the rich cultural atmosphere on their next visit to Hong Kong.

A photo booth, sponsored by HKETO, was set up at the Dragon Ball where guests could take pictures against the Xiqu Centre backdrop with live Cantonese Opera performers.

Earlier in the week, Ms Mo also attended the Lunar New Year Receptions hosted by Toronto Mayor John Tory at the Toronto City Hall and the Mississauga Chinese Business Association in Mississauga respectively. Ms Mo took the opportunity to deliver New Year greetings to the participants and wished Toronto and Hong Kong would continue to prosper in the Year of the Rat.  

January 25, 2020

香港經貿處支持2020年龍宴

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)處長巫菀菁於一月二十五日出席由頤康基金會在大多市會議中心舉行的2020年龍宴。

巫菀菁在致辭時表示,香港一直致力發展有關的硬件及軟件,以鞏固香港作為國際文化樞紐的地位。巫菀菁說:「香港西九文化區是全球最大的文化基建項目之一,而剛於一年前落成的戲曲中心是其中一個主要表演場地。」

巫菀菁續說:「戲曲中心的建築別樹一格,以傳統中國彩燈為概念,中心大門仿如舞台的帷幕。戲曲中心的設計是在香港出生的已故加籍華人譚秉榮建築師最後的遺作之一。」

最後,巫菀菁邀請嘉賓將來到訪香港時參觀新落成的戲曲中心,並體驗香港豐富的文化藝術氣息。

香港經貿處在龍宴上贊助了一個照相站,供嘉賓在戲曲中心背景圖像前與穿著粵劇戲服的演員合照。

日前,巫菀菁出席了分別由多倫多市長莊得利在多倫多市政會堂,及密西沙加華商會在密西沙加市舉辦的新春招待會。巫菀菁在活動上向與會嘉賓拜年,祝賀加拿大及香港兩地在鼠年百業興旺,萬事勝意。