“Glamour of the Gourd — Gourd Culture Tour along the Silk Road” Canada Exhibition
【本报讯】 记者/ 金相律 摄影报道; 当地时间2017年11月30日，加拿大新布伦瑞克省孔子学院举行了十周年庆典及相关系列活动。新省教育厅厅长Mr. Brian Kenny，副厅长、大西洋国际教育集团总裁、新省孔院理事长Mr. John McLaughlin，曲阜师范大学副校长扈鲁一行出席活动。参加活动的还有当代著名教育家王本中校长，新省孔院理事会主席、加皇国际教育集团董事长彭建华博士，大西洋国际教育集团副总裁、孔子学院执行理事Mrs. Dawn Weatherbie，弗莱市议员、新省英语教育学区教育局局长、新省孔院外方院长、教学总督导滕菁女士等新省100多位教育官员以及师生代表。与此同时，孔子学院总部、国家汉办及中国驻蒙特利尔总领事馆为此活动专门发来贺信。
On November 30th, 2017 local time, the 10th anniversary celebration of the Confucius Institute and a series of related activities were held in New Brunswick, Canada. Brian Kenny, Director of the Department of Education of New Brunswick, John McLaughlin, Deputy Director of the Department of Education of New Brunswick, President of the Atlantic International Education Group and Head of the Board of Directors of Confucius Institute in New Brunswick, and Hu Lu, Vice President of Qufu Normal University attended the event. Attendees also included Wang Benzhong, a famous contemporary educator, Dr. Peng Jianhua, President of the Council of the Confucius Institute in New Brunswick and President of the Royal Canadian International Education Group, Mrs. Dawn Weatherbie, Vice President of the Atlantic International Education Group and Executive Director of the Confucius Institute, and Ms. Teng Jing, Councilor of Fry, Director of the Education Bureau in English Teaching District of New Brunswick, Director and Chief Teaching Supervisor of the Confucius Institute in New Brunswick, along with over 100 education officials of New Brunswick and representatives of teachers and students of the school. Meanwhile, Confucius Institute Headquarters and the Consulate General of China in Montreal sent congratulatory letters to the event.
In the morning, the opening ceremony of the first Confucius Classroom in Canada was held at Park Street Primary School. The Director of the Education Department of Fry and Hu Lu, Vice President of Qufu Normal University delivered speeches successively. During the ceremony, all the teachers and students of the school gave performances with Chinese characteristics and learned Chinese Kung Fu under the guidance of the teachers from the Confucius Institute. The Director of the Education Department, the President of the Council of the Confucius Institute and Mr. Hu, Vice President of Qufu Normal University jointly unveiled the Confucius classroom.
In the afternoon, members of the Council of the Confucius Institute held the 2017 annual meeting where Ms. Teng Jing, Director and Chief Teaching Supervisor of the Confucius Institute in New Brunswick, reported on the work of the institute. On behalf of the Chinese side Mr. Hu affirmed the achievements and efforts made by the Confucius Institute in New Brunswick. To express his congratulations on the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Confucius Institute, he decided to donate all the 30 meaningful freehand gourd paintings as a symbol of friendship, which won the high praise of the participants. The Canadian side issued a collection certificate to Hu. The atmosphere was friendly and warm.