From March 2nd to 3rd, 2019, hosted by the Council of Newcomer Organizaitons, hosted by the Canadian Wolf Warriors Club, and co-organized by the Canadian Shaanxi Association, the CIK Telecom 2019 “Nostalgia Cup” Table Tennis Challenge was held in Mississauga, Ontario Successfully held. This competition not only promotes the new development of cultural and sports activities in the Chinese community, but also deepens the exchanges and unity between new Chinese immigrants from mainland China and compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, as well as with local ethnic groups, and promotes Chinese culture and Chinese cuisine with the national football as the driving force. Show the new atmosphere of Chinese immigrants in foreign countries. Many second-generation immigrant athletes actively participated in the activities of the hometown association under the lead of their parents. They struggled on the field to win honors for their hometown. They also strengthened their sense of belonging to the motherland and brought the meaning of the Nostalgia Cup to a higher level.
This competition not only promotes the new development of cultural and sports activities in the Chinese community, but also deepens the exchanges and unity between new Chinese immigrants from mainland China and compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, as well as with local ethnic groups, and promotes Chinese culture and Chinese cuisine with the national football as the driving force. Show the new atmosphere of Chinese immigrants in foreign countries.
After two days of more than 800 battles, Charlie Zhang from Beijing won the men’s championship. The women’s champion was Wu Siqian from Hubei, and the men’s doubles was Jack Yu/Jack Lin from Fujian. Mixed doubles champion Wu Siqian/Chen Hongtao from Hubei. At the same time, the competition also launched a “double ranking system”, the top 16 individual scores of each competition were aggregated according to the total of the hometown associations. The hometown association with the first overall score won the mobile champion trophy-the hometownship cup, and finally The laurel of the championship was won by the Hubei Association.
Participating in the competition are not only table tennis enthusiasts from the Chinese community, but also more than 20 up-and-coming second-generation Chinese immigrants, and more than 10 players from other ethnicities. The oldest athlete participating in the competition is 77 years old and the youngest is only 9 years old.
The Council of Newcomer Organizations was established in 2011. Over the years, it has been insisting on uniting Chinese immigrants in Canada and helping new immigrants to actively integrate into local life as the main goal. Every year, it organizes Spring Festival Gala, Spring Festival, Chinese Roots Tour, volleyball competition, etc The cultural and sports projects that are popular among Chinese immigrants have a huge influence in Canada, especially in the Toronto area. Table tennis is the most popular sport among the Chinese, even in a foreign country, there is a certain mass base. At the end of 2018, under the care and guidance of Zhu Jiang, Executive Chairman of the Federation of Canadian Chinese Associations, and Zhao Yuanpeng, Minister of Sports, the Canadian Wolf Warriors Club took advantage of the successful experience of hosting the Nostalgia Cup table tennis match in the past three years. It is open to the outside world, allowing all table tennis enthusiasts to register for the competition, further expanding its influence. After just two months of planning, publicity and organization, led by CEO Yang Zhen of Wolf Warriors Club, and with the continuous efforts of more than 20 organizing committee members and volunteers, it was finally completed as scheduled.