Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, attended the Dragon Ball 2023 hosted by Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation on January 21. The event this year featured an array of Hong Kong elements and aimed to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with over 1,000 guests from the business, community and local government organisations in Canada.
Speaking at the event, Ms Mo was delighted to share with participants the many Hong Kong elements at the Dragon Ball. “At this year’s Dragon Ball, renowned Hong Kong magician Louis Yan is featured at a unique magic performance carrying tricks with Hong Kong elements. A ‘Hong Kong Taxi’ against the city’s spectacular skyline and a photo exhibition showing the stunning landscape of Canada by a Hong Kong young photographer Kelvin Yuen provide participants with great photo-shooting spots. In particular, the young energetic performers of the Hong Kong Freestyle Kendama Association bring the new sport and a New Year greeting via a video performance,” Ms Mo said.
Besides, guests were treated with an array of Hong Kong-theme snacks such as Hong Kong milk tea, wonton, traditional Chinese soups and so on. These popular Hong Kong snacks are part of Hong Kong culture and daily life.
On the latest development of Hong Kong, Ms Mo noted Hong Kong is back onto the world’s centre stage in 2023. “With the quarantine and in-town testing arrangements abolished, normal travel between the Mainland and Hong Kong resumed, our doors are open to welcome all of you for leisure or business travel,” Ms Mo said.
As the Dragon Ball was held on the eve of the Lunar New Year, Ms Mo took the opportunity to wish all participants a prosperous and happy Year of the Rabbit.