Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, joined the 35th Dragon Ball held on the first day of the Chinese New Year on February 10 to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.
Hosted by Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation and supported by the HKETO, the annual event showcased Hong Kong-themed cuisines, performances and exhibitions to allow over 1,000 guests from the business, political and community sectors in Canada immersed within the rich atmosphere of the Chinese New Year culture with a unique favour of Hong Kong.
Speaking at the event, Ms Mo was pleased to share the many Hong Kong-favoured experiences at the Dragon Ball. “This year, a young, energetic team of award-winning kendama players from Hong Kong is featured at the event. The extra-ordinary trick performance not only brought applauses from the audience, their energy and fun is a vivid example of the dynamicity, diversity and creativity of the city.”
Ms Mo added that Hong Kong has been presenting her charm as Asia’s Events Capital to the world. In anticipating full recovery of flight connection capacity this year, Hong Kong will stage over 80 mega events in the city in the first half of 2024.
Besides the wonderful performance, guests were treated with a wide array of Hong Kong-themes snacks such as Hong Kong milk tea, wonton, traditional Chinese sweet soups, plant-based meat from Hong Kong and so on.
The Year of the Dragon signifies vibrancy and vitality. Ms Mo took the opportunity to wish all participants a prosperous and happy Chinese New Year.