Dear Visitors and Members:
I am humbly honored to have an opportunity to lead the Chinese Society of Nova Scotia as President for the year of 2013-2014. As our Chinese community in Halifax region is growingly recognized, I hope you will share my pride of the Society for what it has accomplished and for its vision in moving forward.
To preserve and promote Chinese culture in Nova Scotia, we have been striving hard for excellence in all dimensions. For decades, we have consecutively held Chinese New Year’s banquet. Participants of this event include local government officials, business leaders, and people who have great interests in Chinese culture and want to get a better understanding of Chinese tradition through this event. Our Society has been actively involved in many cultural and sports activities, such as the annual Dragon Boat Event and Multicultural Festival. It is great to see our dedicated involvement in the local business and culture development.
As a major Chinese community in Nova Scotia, we have continuously contributed to the development of the business and cultural society, regionally and country wide. Our achievement has been recognized by government offices and business associations. For example, some of our members have been awarded the prestigous Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in PWGSC Atlantic Region. The recipients are recognized Canadians for their significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada.
The new executive committee has planned a number of events to help us connect with each other and to engage with the Society that we love as a whole. If you have not had a chance to be involved in the previous events, I urge you to have a look at our upcoming event page and to be a part of it.
I would like to encourage you to get involved, to reach out, and to connect with us. We are planning to make a number of changes that are imminent. We are in the process of updating our website so we can be better informed of each other. We are also in the process to make a better use of our Gym. Regardless of your involvement with the Society now, I want to assure you that our Executive Committee is working closely with the Board of Directors and Advisors to represent you, being your eyes and ears on both the outside world and within our community. We can’t do this without your presence as a member of this great Society.
Yonggan Zhao, President
The Chinese Society of Nova Scotia