Canada: VIPs in British Columbia Welcome Divine Performing Arts Shows (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Divine Performing Arts (DPA) Chinese Spectacular shows promote traditional and pure Chinese culture content. The combination of the beautifully designed scenes, music, and dance delivers the essence of traditional Chinese divine culture and wins acclaim in both Western and Eastern society.
On the occasion of the DPA Chinese Spectacular shows arriving in cities of western Canada, including Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton, national and local leaders sent letters to express their greetings and congratulations. Several are reproduced below.
Member of Parliament Russ Hiebert: I would like to thank New Tang Dynasty for sharing Chinese culture with Canadians through tradition and art.
Member of Parliament
South Surrey - White Rock - Cloverdale
It is my pleasure to extend greetings to everyone attending the 2008 Chinese New Year Spectacular, hosted by New Tang Dynasty Television.
Canadians are privileged to take part in Chinese culture as the Year of the Rat, a time of hard work, activity and renewal is celebrated. These customs and traditions remind us of the beauty of Chinese heritage as well as the contributions of Chinese Canadians to our nation's diversity. The rat is a symbol of leadership, hard work and ambition and I wish everyone a year of peace, good health and prosperity.
I would like to thank New Tang Dynasty for sharing Chinese culture with Canadians through tradition and art. I wish you an enjoyable evening as you take part in this spectacular celebration.
Russ Hiebert, MP
South Surrey - White Rock - Cloverdale
Letter from Russ Hiebert, Member of Parliament
Member of Parliament Peter Julian: This event has rapidly gained international respect for providing a deeper understanding and connection to the Chinese culture and community.
Greetings from Peter Julian, MP
Burnaby - New Westminster
I am honoured to have this opportunity to express my sincere congratulations on the success of the New Tang Dynasty Television's (NTDTV) Chinese New Year Spectacular.
Chinese New Year is one of the most cherished and celebrated holidays in Asian culture and this event provides a conduit for showcasing the rich and ancient traditions of Chinese culture and art for the benefit of both Western and Chinese audiences. It is a message of unification and appreciation of the rich blend of multicultural communities and values.
As a Director of both the Canada-China and Canada-Taiwan Parliamentary Groups as well as Vice-Chair of the Canada Hong Kong Parliamentary Friendship Group, I am deeply committed to retaining and expanding close relations between East and West and I applaud this highly professional artistic endeavour. This event has rapidly gained international respect for providing a deeper understanding and connection to the Chinese culture and community.
I wish everyone a very happy and successful 2008 Year of the Rat!
Peter Julian, MP
Burnaby - New Westminster
Letter from Peter Julian, Member of Parliament
Member of Parliament Sukh Dhaliwal: Events like the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular highlights the 5000 years of traditional Chinese culture and the tremendous talents of the many performers.
Member of Parliament for Newton - North Delta
I am proud to welcome everyone to the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular at the Bell Centre for Performing Arts in Surrey.
It is a pleasure to live in such a diverse and vibrant community and to represent the people from many cultures that have come to settle in Surrey. Indeed, our community is one of the most ethnically varied in all of Canada and we are all richer for it.
Events like the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular highlights the 5000 years of traditional Chinese culture and the tremendous talents of the many performers.
I wish everyone a wonderful evening.
Sukh Dhaliwal, MP
Newton - North Delta
Member of Legislative Assembly Raj Chouhan: It is always a pleasure to explore the rich traditions and customs of individual heritages.
Province of British Columbia
As the Member of Legislative Assembly of BC, it is my pleasure to congratulate the New Tang Dynasty Television on the occasion of the 2008 Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular.
British Columbia is a multicultural province and we take great pride in our cultural diversity. Therefore, I would like to thank the organizers of this event for their commitment to celebrate the Chinese traditional arts and culture. It is always a pleasure to explore the rich traditions and customs of individual heritages.
Congratulations, and please accept my best wishes to the New Tang Dynasty Television for an enjoyable 2008 Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular event and for a prosperous Year of the Rat.
Raj Chouhan, MLA
Burnaby - Edmonds
New Democrat Official Opposition
Critic for Human Rights, Multiculturalism and Immigration
Mayor Maxine Wilson of the City of Coquitlam: ...share their unique cultural traditions with the world.
Office of the Mayor
On behalf of the Council and the City of Coquitlam, I am happy to extend my greetings to everyone enjoying the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular, presented by New Tang Dynasty TV.
In Coquitlam we value the contributions of all cultures from around the world, and celebrate these cultures through a variety of festivals in our community. The Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular is a great way for our multicultural community to experience the beauty and art of traditional Chinese culture. It's also an opportunity for the Chinese community to proudly share their unique cultural traditions with the world.
I would like to thank New Tang Dynasty TV and the Falun Dafa Association for their cultural contributions to our community. I also commend the performers in the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular for their creativity and work in sharing this rich culture with our community. My best wishes to everyone enjoying the celebrations and to the performers and organizers on a successful world tour.
Mayor Maxine Wilson
Mayor Wayne Wright of the City of New Westminster: A wonderful celebration - featuring authentic performances steeped in tradition that tell the stories and legends of Chinese culture; a great way to share - and exchange - culture and language.
New Westminster, B.C.
It is my great pleasure to bring greetings on behalf of our Council and citizens of New Westminster, one of Canada's most multicultural communities.
The 2008 Chinese New Year Spectacular presented by New Tang Dynasty Television is a wonderful celebration - featuring authentic performances steeped in tradition that tell the stories and legends of Chinese culture. This showcase is a great way to share - and exchange - culture and language.
New Westminster is one of British Columbia's oldest cities and we owe much to the many contributions of Chinese Canadians for our success over the years. As we embrace the future, we celebrate the bonds of friendship that continue to join us together.
Congratulations to the hard-working organizers of this special event and our very best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!