【2023 WCSA preparing for Canada Day celebration】

Hosted by Winnipeg Chinese Senior Association

After successfully hosting the 7.1 celebration last year and attracting nearly 7,000 participants, the Winnipeg Chinese Senior Association (WCSA) is once again organizing a vibrant and diverse Canada Day celebration for the community.

Since being invited to host this year's 7.1 event, WCSA promptly established an event committee and embarked on outreach, sponsorship acquisition, publicity, and training efforts. With the support of City Councillor Janice Lukes, MLS Jon Reyes, and MP Terry Duguid, as well as the assistance of dedicated businesses such as Save on Foods, Deveraux, and Paragon, the committee has obtained approval for the venue and road usage. Logistics support, including free shuttle buses, performance stages, safety barriers, temporary (including accessible) restrooms, and handwashing stations, has been arranged. A diverse range of cultural performances and entertainment, including lion and dragon dances, bouncy castles, petting zoo, qipao show, traditional dances, and hula hoops, has been selected. The highlight of the celebration is the nationwide drumming, which will feature over a hundred association members, community leaders, and government officials, with live broadcasting arrangements already confirmed.

In addition, WCSA has recruited over 170 volunteers and organized training sessions for portrait and video skills, children's face painting, and kite coloring. Efforts to recruit event sponsors and set up small merchandise booths are currently ongoing. The association and all volunteers are actively preparing and striving to deliver a grand celebration that showcases the essence of Chinese traditional culture and Canada's multiculturalism.

At the same time, WCSA is happy to coordinate the Seventh Annual Canada Day Drumming in Winnipeg, which will integrate the Canada Day Drumming with our community celebration for the Canada Day in Bridgwater Fountain. We plan to provide a number of drums for the residents in the community to drum and celebrate together for 2023 Canada Day with the groups of participants nationally and internationally!

Please click to review the report of 【Canada Day Celebration】 activity from the last year.

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