On April 16, H.E. LIU Fei, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Vancouver, attended the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 "Vancouver Asian Heritage Month". A Photographic exhibition of "Following the Silk Routes & beyond" celebrating the past and present of exchange and multiculturalism in Ancient Asia and their impact on modern Vancouver was also launched. MLA Sam Sullivan, Acting Mayor Raymond Louie of the City of Vancouver, representatives from Japanese and Philippine Consulates General in Vancouver were present at the event.
(Consul General LIU Fei and guests attended the Opening Ceremony)
Ms. Leticia Sanchez, one of the Board Directors of the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, expressed her special thanks to General Consul LIU Fei for attending the ceremony and providing pictures and posters to the Silk Routes exhibition.
Consul General LIU Fei said it was of positive meaning to select the "Silk Routes" as one of the themes for the 2016 "Vancouver Asian Heritage Month" while the Chinese government's "One Belt One Road" initiative is in full swing. She hoped that more Chinese-related activities could be presented at the "Vancouver Asian Heritage Month".
(Consul General LIU Fei and Ms. Leticia Sanchez in front of the exhibition "Following the Silk Routes and Beyond")
This year's "Vancouver Asian Heritage Month" includes a number of exhibitions, lectures and festivals featuring Chinese traditional culture, music, paintings, fashion, etc. Vancouver Asian Heritage Month (May 1-31), which started in 1996, is aimed to acknowledge the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to the growth and prosperity of Canada.