Canadian Prime Minister Sends Greetings to Mid-Autumn Spectacular (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) From September 24 to 28, 2008, the second Mid-Autumn Spectacular is being held in John Bassett Theater in Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper sent a greeting letter to the Falun Dafa Association of Canada, the host of the show.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Canadian Prime Minister Harper stated in his letter, "I am pleased to extend my warmest greetings to everyone taking part in the Mid-Autumn Spectacular show, marking the Mid-Autumn Festival.
"The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is one of the most ancient and cherished holidays in the Chinese calendar. It celebrates the end of a productive agricultural year while symbolizing peace, gratitude and happiness.
"Today, as you gather with family and friends to enjoy the festivities, you will have also the opportunity to reflect upon the remarkable contributions members of your community have made to the vitality and prosperity of our nation.
"I am certain that everyone in attendance will enjoy the exceptional artistic performances, as well as the colourful display of costumes and lights that this event brings. The organizers and performers are to be commended for sharing the richness of Chinese cultural heritage and traditions with the community at large.
"Please accept my best wishes for an enjoyable and memorable celebration."
Since December 2006 to May 2008, Divine Performing Arts presented over three hundred shows around the world. More than 800,000 people attended the shows.
Ms. Tiejun Zhang, Director of Divine Performing Arts, said, "Our shows are highly praised by people in different fields, such as art, culture, business, education and others. The company receives invitations from audiences around the world."
Ms. Zhang continued, "This is a show on traditional Chinese culture. It is without elements of the Chinese Communist Party. The pure kindness, grace, and truth shown by Divine Performing Arts demonstrate the profound connotations of our five-thousand-year Chinese culture. People of different races appreciate it and Chinese people are proud of it."
Ticket information for the Mid-Autumn Spectacular show
Ticket hotline: 416-248-1168 (Chinese), 416-248-0244 (English)
Ticket price: $30, $50, $80, $120, $150
Show time: 8 p.m. daily from September 24 to 28, 2 p.m. on September 27 and 28.
John Bassett Theater address: 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W6