Toronto, January 16 Xinhua (Reporter Zhang Ziqian )

The Canadian Federation of Chinese Association recently held in Toronto “The Same Root Celebration” at the Large Spring Gala. Chinese Deputy Consul General in Toronto Wu Dong-Mei, overseas Chinese and Canadian friends of nearly 600 gathered. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper sent a New Year congratulatory message to the party. Best wishes for happiness in the New Year of the Dragon.

We kicked off the event with a dance. This set off the festive atmosphere. A local medley of folk songs played overhead. Folk dances and enthusiastic instrumentals attracted the attention of the audience, who frequently applauded. With “Good Life,” “I love WUZHISHAN I love Wanquan River ” and other popular songs, we also created an evening full of laughter and melody.
The 2012 Year of the Dragon “Same root Celebration ” co-curated by the Canadian Association saw more than 20 Chinese provinces organize and participate in the event. This event was aimed to celebrate the colorful local culture and characteristics of China and to expand influence and cohesion of overseas Chinese.

( Source: Xinhua )

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