HKETO Newsroom

June 24, 2019

Toronto ETO hosts Hong Kong Week opening ceremony and "Connect & Excel - Past, Present & Future" photo exhibition in Vancouver

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (Toronto ETO) hosted the opening ceremony of Hong Kong Week and the "Connect & Excel - Past, Present & Future" photo exhibition at the Sunroom and Gallery of Robson Square at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver today (June 24, Vancouver time).

In delivering a welcome speech at the opening ceremony, the Director of the Toronto ETO, Ms Emily Mo, said the Hong Kong Week event under the theme "Connect and Excel" aims to promote Hong Kong's strengths and potential with an emphasis on the core values and attributes of Hong Kong, Asia's world city.

Given Hong Kong's high degree of connectivity, globally and with Mainland China and the rest of Asia, the city helps propel people and businesses to excellence in their chosen fields under a "Connect and Excel" theme. "Hong Kong's sound fundamentals not only relate to physical connectivity but also to financial, legal, scientific research and creative links as well as people-to-people connectivity," Ms Mo said.

Ms Mo also introduced the activities in Vancouver under the inaugural "Hong Kong Week" event organised by Toronto ETO, which include dragon boat festival activities, a Hong Kong-themed drama and the photo exhibition launched today. In Toronto, the events include a business conference, an academic seminar, a concert and the photo exhibition were held last week.

The photo exhibition, entitled "Connect & Excel - Past, Present & Future" and now being staged in Vancouver and Toronto, is jointly presented by Toronto ETO and the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto. More than 80 photos are being displayed to showcase Hong Kong's high degree of connectivity from different perspectives.

Among the photos, two newly commissioned infrastructure projects, namely the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, which greatly enhance the connectivity of Hong Kong within the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and to other parts of Mainland China, are featured. The photo exhibition also showcases the many types of transport and world-class infrastructure in Hong Kong.

Ms Mo invited guests at the opening ceremony and the Canadian public to learn more about Hong Kong's connectivity by visiting the photo exhibition and participating in other Hong Kong Week activities.

Today's opening ceremony was attended by the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Vancouver, Ms Tong Xiaoling; Member of Parliament of Canada Mrs Alice Wong; and Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia Ms Teresa Wat.

Before the opening ceremony came to a close, the guests were treated to a Chinese instrumental performance by ruan master Yu Zhimin, who had performed in the Hong Kong Arts Festival, together with Canadian masters of the sheng and erhu.

The "Connect & Excel - Past, Present & Future" photo exhibition in Vancouver will run from today till June 29 (Vancouver time) at the Sunroom and Gallery of Robson Square at the University of British Columbia.

In addition, a Hong Kong-themed musical performance, "Try to Remember", will be held at the Michael J Fox Theatre in Vancouver on June 30 (Vancouver time). This musical is an original play written by renowned Canadian Hong Kong director Peter Poon about the love stories of three couples from different generations in Hong Kong. It will present many songs that were popular in Hong Kong from the 1960s to 1980s. Through this music journey, the Canadian audience can learn and understand more about the vibrant arts and culture scene of Hong Kong in different eras.

June 24, 2019

多倫多經貿辦在溫哥華舉行「香港周」開幕禮暨「香港:超越的傳奇」攝影展

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(多倫多經貿辦)今日(溫哥華時間六月二十四日)在溫哥華卑詩大學洛遜廣場的Sunroom 及Gallery舉行「香港周」開幕禮暨「香港:超越的傳奇」攝影展。

多倫多經貿辦處長巫菀菁在開幕禮致歡迎辭時表示,以「連繫全球 超越界限」為主題的「香港周」旨在宣傳香港優勢和潛力,並重點推介香港作為亞洲國際都會的核心價值和特質。

「連繫全球 超越界限」此主題展示香港與全球、中國內地及亞洲其他地區的互聯互通,促進各地人才發揮所長及商貿發展。巫菀菁說:「香港不但擁有連通世界各地的先進基建,在金融、法律、科研、創意,以及人與人交流等領域都有穩固的根基。」

巫菀菁亦介紹了隨着「香港周」的開展,多倫多經貿辦在溫哥華舉辦的一連串相關活動,包括龍舟節活動、以香港為題的話劇,以及今日揭幕的攝影展。在多倫多,一系列活動包括商務會議、學術講座、音樂會及攝影展已於上星期舉行。

「香港:超越的傳奇」攝影展現正在溫哥華及多倫多舉行,由多倫多經貿辦及多倫多加中攝影學會合辦,展出超過80幅照片,展示香港在不同領域的互聯互通。

展出的照片包括港珠澳大橋及廣深港高速鐵路香港段。這些在香港剛落成啟用的基建項目大大加強了香港與粵港澳大灣區及中國內地其他地區的連繫。攝影展亦展示香港多種交通工具和世界級的基礎設施。

開幕禮上,巫菀菁邀請各嘉賓和加拿大公眾參觀攝影展和其他「香港周」活動,以進一步了解香港如何連繫全球。

出席今天開幕禮的嘉賓包括中國駐溫哥華總領事佟曉玲、加拿大國會議員黃陳小萍,以及卑詩省省議員屈潔冰。

開幕禮結束前,嘉賓欣賞了一場中國器樂表演,由曾經在香港藝術節演出的阮大師于志敏及兩位來自加拿大的笙大師和二胡大師合奏。

「香港:超越的傳奇」溫哥華攝影展今日起至六月二十九日(溫哥華時間)在卑詩大學洛遜廣場的Sunroom及Gallery舉行。

此外,以香港為題的音樂劇《可曾記起》將於六月三十日(溫哥華時間)在溫哥華的Michael J Fox Theatre舉行。該音樂劇是著名加拿大籍香港導演潘煒強的原創作品,講述三對不同年代的情侶在香港的愛情故事,將為觀眾呈獻多首於一九六○至八○年代的香港流行曲,讓加拿大觀眾透過音樂認識及了解更多香港在不同年代的豐富藝術文化面貌。