Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, joined the online Dragon Ball hosted by Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation on February 5. The event this year carried a special Hong Kong theme and aimed to celebrate the Year of the Tiger with the business, political and community organisations in Canada.
Speaking at the event in a pre-recorded video, Ms Mo was delighted to share with participants that year 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and is an important milestone for Hong Kong. “The theme of ‘A New Era – Stability • Prosperity • Opportunity’ represents Hong Kong’s achievements over the past 25 years, and underscores our anticipation for and confidence in a brighter future,” Ms Mo elaborated on the theme of the celebration.
“With the staunch support from the Central Government, Hong Kong has successfully implemented ‘one country, two systems’ over the past 25 years while sustaining its role as an international metropolis,” Ms Mo continued.
Looking forward, Ms Mo is optimistic about the future of Hong Kong. “Under the National 14th Five-Year Plan and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development, a promising future will be created for Hong Kong as people work together and grasp the new opportunities ahead,” Ms Mo said.
Before closing, Ms Mo invited participants to join the series of celebration events and continue to partner with HKETO in building a more resilient and thriving Hong Kong. “The celebration events will include the flagship galas, invaluable business and academic seminars, arts and photo exhibitions as well as cultural performances,” Ms Mo said.
At this year’s Dragon Ball, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra presented the “Dragon & Phoenix” as the opening performance, and other highlights included Hong Kong street food cooking demonstration, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance “Under the Lion Rock”, dance performance in contemporary cheongsams by Hong Kong designers, singing performance by popular Hong Kong singer William Chan and much more. Besides, ticket holder was entitled to a Hong Kong goodies gift box, and lucky draw winners would be able to get one of the three sets of Hong Kong special gifts, each including an art photobook signed by Hong Kong photographer Mr Kelvin Yuen, a pair of flower button inspired earrings and a wine opener set.
As the Dragon Ball was held on the fifth day of the Lunar New Year, Ms Mo took the opportunity to wish all viewers a health and prosperous Year of the Tiger.