Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, spoke at the “9-Hour Online Singing Marathon” hosted by the Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation on October 25. Carrying a special singing section of Hong Kong TV theme songs, this online singing marathon lasted for nine hours and is the first of its kind for fundraising in Canada.
In addressing the online singing marathon, Ms Mo gladly noted that over 50 performers from Hong Kong would participate in this fundraising event, which has also gained overwhelming support from the local community and support. The event featured a special section of popular Hong Kong TV theme songs and a re-arranged version of the song “Hong Kong Memories” to promote the Hong Kong spirit and culture.
Ms Mo noted that Hong Kong is an international cultural metropolis where the eastern and western cultures meet. “Cultural and arts activities not only enrich life experience and foster the cultivation of personal qualities, but also create room for young people to display their creativity and offer them job opportunities. In the previous financial year, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Government’s total expenditure on culture and arts exceeds $5 billion,” Ms Mo said.
Before closing, Ms Mo said that public support and participation are vital to the development of culture and arts activities. “HKETO will continue to promote cultural exchange between Hong Kong and Canada and facilitate Hong Kong arts groups and artists to showcase their achievements in Canada”, Ms Mo said.
香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處（香港經貿處）處長巫菀菁於十月二十五日在頤康基金會舉辦的「九九重陽綿綿意 – 頤康網上接力競唱九小時」特備節目上致辭。該接力競唱活動設有一個由多位歌手接力演唱香港電視劇主題曲的特備環節、長達九小時，是加拿大史無前例的籌款活動。