On February 7, 2020, the Confucius Institute at the University of Saskatchewan went to Chief Mistawasis School on the Mistawasis First Nation Reserve to teach Chinese culture classes and conduct Chinese cultural performances for the school.
After an hour and a half drive, the USask CI staff and volunteers arrived at the Chief Mistawasis School around 10:00. From 10:30 to 12:00, the USask CI gave Chinese culture classes to more than 100 students from six classes. The CI volunteer teachers prepared Chinese kite-making class for the grade 1 and 2 students, Beijing Opera mask-making classes for the grade 3 students, and panda knowledge class for the senior graders.
Panda knowledge class
From 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, the USask CI performed Chinese arts for more than 200 staff and students, including Chinese Martial Arts performances, lion dance, panda dance, solo dance “Swan”, etc. The CI Canadian Director Professor Li Zong performed Chinese musical instrument Erhu to the audience. The performances were greatly welcomed and appraised by the audience, who expressed their strong wish to have such classes and performances again soon.
Chinese Martial Arts "Long fist" performance
Chinese Martial Arts "5 Step fist" teaching and experiencing
Chinese folk dance “Swan”
Chinese musical instrument Erhu playing by Prof. Li Zong
Lion interacted with students
Panda interacted with students