Introduction to the Beijing Association Canada
The Beijing Association of Canada (Beijing Association for short) was established in February 1998. It is a legally registered non-profit association with nearly 3,000 registered members. It is one of the most influential associations in the Toronto Chinese community. Since the establishment of the association, the purpose of “friendship, mutual assistance and development” has been running through the association from beginning to end. It is a warmth for new and old Canadian immigrants who were born in Beijing, grew up in Beijing, worked and studied in Beijing, even dreamed of Beijing and are willing to interact with Beijingers. Home.
For more than ten years, the Beijing Association has done a lot of work for its members, the Chinese community, and the Chinese society with her unique charisma and affinity.
· As early as 1998, the Beijing Association hosted the “Large-scale Donation Event for China’s Project Hope” that attracted the attention of the Chinese community. The title of the joint performance of the “Project Hope Photo Exhibition” and the famous mainland actor led by the famous crosstalk actor Jiang Kun was ” Raising the Sun of Tomorrow” large-scale charity performances, etc., raised 100,000 Canadian dollars. Two Hope Primary Schools built in Gansu, China and Pinggu, Beijing. In September 2001, Chairman Yang Baofeng, Zhu Jun and Chen Xian participated in the completion ceremony;
In 1999, the Beijing Association organized a large cheerleading team to Boston, USA to cheer for the Chinese women’s football team;
On July 13, 2001, Beijing won the bid to host the 2008 Olympic Games. The Beijing Association immediately formed a team and went to the streets, shouting cheers for Beijing, and held a grand parade celebration. CCTV and Beijing Youth Daily responded to this All have detailed reports;
In the summer of 2003, SARS ravaged China and Toronto. The Beijing Association hosted a dinner with the theme of “Toronto-Beijing Heart to Heart” at the Ruby Restaurant. More than 400 guests and members of the Beijing Association signed the Canadian flag and asked Consul General Chen Xiaoling to pass it to the Chinese government to express The Chinese in Toronto revitalized the Toronto economy and supported the love of the people of the motherland in fighting SARS.
In the same year, when an association member who had just been in Canada for three months was suffering from blood cancer, the family was almost destroyed by tremendous mental and financial pressure, the Beijing Association collected huge sums of money through various channels and saved their family; There are many similar cases. For example, when Beijing immigrants Zhang Yan and Xu Xianhai died in a car accident, the Beijing Association immediately contacted their family members and tried their best to solve their problems;
In the summer of 2004, the Beijing Association was invited by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council to successfully organize the “China Root-seeking Tour Summer Camp”, and Chairman Yang Baofeng personally led the children back to Beijing;
The “Same Song” entered Canada on January 15, 2006. The Beijing Association actively participated, and President Yang Baofeng was responsible for all the 21,000 tickets;
On January 20, 2007, the Beijing Association successfully hosted a symposium with the theme of “Share Your Immigration Story”;
In August 2007, some directors and members of the Beijing Association visited the crew who was filming the TV series “Butterfly” in the Great Falls and selected volunteers for them;
2008 is the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Beijing Association of Canada, and it is also the year that Beijing, the capital of the great motherland, will successfully host the Olympic Games. To this end, the Beijing Association solemnly launched the “Blessings of Beijing Olympics and the 10th Anniversary of the Beijing Association Large-scale Theatrical Performance”. The evening party took the Olympics as the theme and launched wonderful performances that gathered Toronto Chinese artistic and sports elites. At the same time, it exhibited “Photo Exhibition for the 10th Anniversary of the Association”, “Olympic Stamp Collection Exhibition”, “Photo Exhibition of National Elites Living in Toronto”. The “Toronto Canadian Chinese Blessings Signing Ceremony for the Olympic Games” launched at the party brought our hot hearts back to Beijing and the Olympic venues. More than 700 people attended the party;
In August of the same year, Chairman Yang Baofeng returned to China at the invitation of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council to participate in the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games;
On the sixth day of the Lunar New Year in 2009, the Beijing Association held a public welfare Spring Festival gala. During the Spring Festival, in order to create a New Year atmosphere for members and immigrant friends, the forms of entertainment, riddles, various booths, and cultural performances were adopted. Approximately 500 people came to participate in the snow, with a strong festive atmosphere;
On June 21, 2009, the Beijing Association successfully held the 2009 summer picnic party in Rotary Park by the lake in Ajax town. More than 260 people attended the picnic party. The picnic was spectacular and the atmosphere was lively and lively. ；
In September of the same year, at the invitation of the Beijing Municipal Government, Chairman Yang Baofeng, Vice Chairman Chen Xian, and Director Chang Zhengong attended the National Day Observation Ceremony for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China;
On the Lantern Festival in 2010, the Beijing Association organized the “Beijing Association’s Lantern Festival, Accompanying the Elderly for the Festival” party activity. More than 300 people attended the party, including more than 100 elderly people. The atmosphere of the venue was warm and the elderly were even more excited. Happy. At the same time, the middle-aged and elderly club was officially established;
In October 2010, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and China and the 120th anniversary of Dr. Bethune’s birth, more than 150 people from the Beijing Association held celebrations and commemorative activities at Bethune’s former residence.
On February 26, 2011, more than 200 members of the Beijing Association of Canada celebrated at the Scarborough Star Cafeteria to celebrate the festival and celebrate the 13th anniversary of the establishment of the Beijing Association.
On February 19, 2012, the Beijing Association Dumpling Banquet welcomes the Spring Festival. More than 200 people participated in the event. About 50 kinds of dumplings and various delicacies make people feast their eyes.
On February 22, 2013, on the occasion of celebrating the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Beijing Association, the Beijing Overseas Chinese Federation Spring Festival Overseas Condolence Art Troupe was invited to Toronto. With the joint efforts of the Beijing Federation of Overseas Chinese and the Beijing Association,
The “Beijing Love and Thinking, Meet in Toronto” New Year’s Gala has achieved a sensational effect and achieved complete success.
In addition, the volunteer team organized by the Beijing Association has been active in various public welfare activities in Toronto all year round, participating in the “I love Canada, Canada is my home” Chinese parade organized by All-Canada Hualian; the 60th National Day Parade, etc. The volunteer team of the Beijing Association has made a lot of contributions to the Chinese community, such as the “Toronto Chinese Spring Festival Gala” in recent years, the drama “Thunderstorm”, the sketch show, the Five Continents Spring, the Four Seas Spring and other large-scale performances and Volunteers from the Beijing Association have been left in activities such as the “Disaster Relief Performance”.
Beijing Association is committed to enriching members’ amateur cultural life, member services and mutual assistance between members, and strengthening communication channels. For example, the old members of the association have never remembered the “Please talk about the mountains” event. The association has also invited domestic celebrities to visit Toronto, such as China Broadcasting Art Troupe Ma Ji, Wang Jingyu, Wang Fuli, Hu Yue, etc., chess sage Nie Weiping, famous storytelling master Tian Lianyuan, etc. . The association organizes various activities such as theatrical performances, parties, picnics, outings, symposiums, common sense lectures, etc., and regularly publishes information about the association and the community to meet the needs of members.
In 2011, the Beijing Association listed the development of interest groups and the establishment of clubs to meet the needs of members in their spare time as the focus of the association’s work. By the end of 2013, more than a dozen clubs had been established and the process from establishment to development was completed. A variety of activities have added vitality to the association.
Beijing Association will, as always, adhere to the tenet of “Friendship, Mutual Assistance, and Development” to create a warm Beijing home for everyone.
Beijing Association website: www.beijingcanada.ca
Email of Beijing Association: firstname.lastname@example.org
Main person in charge of Beijing Association:
President: Yang Baofeng Tel: 416-406-1650
Executive Vice President: Chen Xian Tel: 416-292-2810
Secretary-General: Han Zhiwei Tel: 416-278-5988