On January 7, 2023, the “2023 Saskatoon Year of the Rabbit Spring Festival Gala”, co-organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of Saskatchewan (USask CI), Happy Life Wealth Management Inc., and Chinese Dance School of Saskatchewan, was successfully held in Lakeview Church, Saskatoon. More than 700 audience came to enjoy the great performances presented by artists from the Chinese performing groups, Indigenous performing groups, Afghan performing groups, and Bangladeshi performing groups. It is not only a Chinese cultural event, but also a multi-cultural gathering.
Mayor of Saskatoon His Worship Charlie Clark, Associate Vice-President Research of University of Saskatchewan and Chair of USask CI Management Committee Dr. Darcy Marciniuk, General Manager of Happy Life Wealth Management Inc. Mr. Liangzhi Luo, and Chinese Co-Director of the USask CI Dr. Ning Liu, gave their respective opening remarks on the stage. Mayor of Saskatoon Mr. Charlie Clark, Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport and the Status of Women Ms. Laura Ross, and Acting Consul General of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Calgary Mr. Xiusheng Wang sent their Letters of Congratulations to the organizing committee.
Mayor of Saskatoon Mr. Charlie Clark USask AVP Research Dr. Darcy Marciniuk
General Manager Mr. Liangzhi Luo USask CI Chinese Co-Director Dr. Ning Liu
The USask CI Lion and Dragon Dance Team, Chinese Folk Dance Team, Chinese Musical Instrument Team, and Qipao Show Team gave their excellent performance to the audience.
Lion and Dragon Dance by USask CI Lion and Dragon Dance Team
“A Journey of a Legendary Landscape Painting” by USask CI Chinese Dance Team
Folk Music Ensemble of Erhu, Guzheng and Zhongruan
Qipao Show by USask CI Qipao Show Team
Woman's Fancy Shawl dance by Cara Arcand
Sound of Affghanistan Music Group
Bangladeshi Dance by Husna Rahman Audhora and Promita Das
Han Dynasty Style Fashion Show
Photographer: Shengmin Gao