The Confucius Institute at the University of Saskatchewan held the 2017 Easter Chinese Culture Camp from April 17th to 21st for 25 members from local schools.
A variety of activities relating to Chinese language and culture were designed and carried out, including cultural activities like handcrafts, calligraphy, paper-cutting, Chinese painting, Chinese songs, etc. Chinese language classes also encompassed various themes like colors, digits, locations, animals, parts of the body, etc. which appealed to the children. Outdoor activities were mainly of Chinese styles like rope-skipping, sandbag throwing, eagle-chicken game, etc. Children at the camp also paid visit to the zoo, Western Development Museum, First Nations’ Museum, the library, etc.
Children at the camp had spent five very pleasant days immersing themselves in Chinese culture. All of them expressed their wishes to get involved in more of such Chinese culture activities in the future.
Painting Panda Making Kite Eagle-chicken game
Visiting Western Development Museum Visiting the zoo Story-telling in the library
Making cookies Learning dances in the First Nations Museum
Closing ceremony A happy family