UBC cel­e­brates Year of the Ram

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE - By AN­GEL GUO and LE LIN For China Daily

The Spring Fes­ti­val Cel­e­bra­tion is one of the most im­por­tant hol­i­days of the Chi­nese cul­ture. This year, the Uni­ver­sity of Bri­tish Columbia Chi­nese Stu­dents and Schol­ars As­so­ci­a­tion (CSSA) pre­sented the 2015 UBC CSSA Spring Fes­ti­val Gala as a New Year cel­e­bra­tion to share the joy of en­ter­ing the Year of the Ram.

The cel­e­bra­tion was ori­ented mainly to the Chi­nese com­mu­nity, and drew many Chi­nese stu­dents, schol­ars, and their fam­i­lies, pro­vid­ing them with an op­por­tu­nity to connect with each other and share best wishes for the New Year.

This was the first largescale event in­di­vid­u­ally hosted by CSSA and at­tracted more than 800. Prepa­ra­tion for the gala took more than two months through the ded­i­cated ef­forts 90 ex­ec­u­tives.

Var­i­ous per­for­mances in­clud­ing mu­sic, dances, stage dra­mas and sketch come­dies were pre­sented. For­eign stu­dents of Chi­nese cul­ture, in­clud­ing Re­bekah Green­wood and Nick Angiers, per­formed sev­eral tra­di­tional Chi­nese songs.

Sev­eral stu­dent or­ga­ni­za­tions such as the Spark Per­form­ing Group, FYFDreamer and Fly­ing Dance Stu­dio and String Orches­tra Band show­cased their top num­bers. Popular Chi­ne­seCana­dian singer Phil Lam per­formed live.

This year, the UBC CSSA re­ceived let­ters of con­grat­u­la­tion from Canadian Prime Min­is­ter Stephen Harper and BC Pre­mier Christy Clark. Liu Fei, Con­sul Gen­eral of China in Van­cou­ver, at­tended the event and wished ev­ery­one a happy Chi­nese New Year.

The great 2015 Chi­nese New Year Gala was to many one of the most suc­cess­ful large-scale events held by the UBC CSSA, which or­ga­nizes var­i­ous events with the goal of con­nect­ing all Chi­nese stu­dents and schol­ars, and cre­at­ing a home­like en­vi­ron­ment abroad.

CONG LIU / FOR CHINA DAILY

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